Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Coursera Quiz Answers

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In today’s ever-growing and changing world, being able to think creatively and innovatively are essential skills. It can sometimes be challenging to step back and reflect in an environment that is fast-paced or when you are required to assimilate large amounts of information. Making sense of or communicating new ideas in an innovative and engaging way, approaching problems from fresh angles, and producing novel solutions are all traits that are highly sought after by employers.

This course will equip you with a ‘toolbox’, introducing you to a selection of behaviors and techniques that will augment your innate creativity. Some of the tools are suited to use on your own and others work well for a group, enabling you to leverage the power of several minds.

You can pick and choose which of these tools or techniques suit your needs and interests, focusing on some or all of the selected approaches and in the order that fits best for you.

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Week 02: Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Knowledge Check: Creativity Tools

Q1. Select three types of brainstorming techniques.

  • TRIZ
  • Flipchart
  • Design Thinking
  • Alphabet
  • Brainwriting

Q2. In this course, what does c and C stand for?

  • Command and control
  • Command and conquer
  • Small c and big C
  • Collection and classification

Q3. In this course, what does P and H stand for?

  • Participate and help
  • Psychological and historical
  • Postage and handling
  • Protect and hold

Q4. In brainstorming criticism is

  • Encouraged
  • Strictly forbidden
  • Done by the facilitator

Q5. What is the biggest barrier to being creative?

  • People who do not know how to draw cannot be creative
  • People do not understand that they are creative
  • Not all people were born creative

Q6. Stressful environments:

  • Increases the speed of brainstorming
  • Help to generate more ideas
  • Discourage creative thinking

Q7. In this course: if necessity is the mother of invention, then who is the “father”?

  • Serendipity
  • Luck
  • Convenience
  • Opportunity

Q8. Is the statement true or false?

There is one universal definition for creativity.

  • True
  • False

Q9. Is the statement true or false?

Creativity exists on a single level.

  • True
  • False

Q10. Is the statement true or false?

Creativity is only used by artists and designers.

  • True
  • False

Q11. Is the statement true or false?

Creativity cannot be taught.

  • True
  • False

Quiz 2: Knowledge Check: Grid Brainstorming

Q1. Complete the sentence:

Grid brainstorming enables all participants to contribute ideas…

  • In pairs
  • Simultaneously
  • One at a time

Q2. Complete the sentence with the best answer:

You pass on the grid when…

  • Everyone has completed their row
  • You have added 1 idea
  • You have completed the full grid
  • You have completed your row

Q3. Complete the sentence:

The solutions can be portrayed using…

  • Words
  • Sketches
  • A mixture of sketches and words

Q4. Complete the sentence:

When completing a new row the aim is to…

  • Develop the idea in the row above
  • Critique the idea in the row above
  • Come up with completely new ideas

Q5. Is the statement true or false?

In grid brainstorming only the facilitator sketches the ideas on the grid.

  • True
  • False

Q6. Is the statement true or false?

In grid brainstorming you must use a 3×3 grid.

  • True
  • False

Week 03: Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Taking an Evidence Based Approach

Q1. Select whether the following statement is objective or subjective:

When I think about the last two decades, they must have been the hottest the world has seen for several millennia.

  • Objective
  • Subjective

Q2. Select whether the following statement is objective or subjective:

Between 1990 and 2014 there has been an increase in U.S emissions by a total of 7.7%.

  • Objective
  • Subjective

Q3. Select whether the following statement is objective or subjective:

According to NASA data, Greenland ice sheets have decreased in mass showing a loss of 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006.

  • Objective
  • Subjective

Q4. Select whether the following statement is objective or subjective:

According to my sister extreme weather events are going to occur every day in the future.

  • Objective
  • Subjective

Quiz 2: Knowledge Check: Thinking Styles

Q1. Reviewing the way successful people think suggests that there is a single dominant way of thinking that leads to success

  • True
  • False

Q2. Divergent thinking involves consideration of a diverse range of ideas and selection of a preferred concept to take forward for further work

  • True
  • False

Q3. Inductive reasoning involves verification of a new or emergent theory by testing it against different scenarios.

  • True
  • False

Q4. Psychologists consider that some types of thinking can be unhelpful

  • True
  • False

Q5. The following statement is an example of evidence that could be used in an evidence-based approach: ‘there’s more CO2 in the atmosphere than at any point in the Earth’s history’

  • True
  • False

Q6. The following statement is an example of evidence that could be used in an evidence-based approach: ‘120,000 square kilometres of tropical forest were lost in 2018’

  • True
  • False

Q7. Analytical thinking involves breaking down a challenge or information into its constituent parts.

  • True
  • False

Q8. Iteration and revisiting previous considerations are typical in design thinking

  • True
  • False

Q9. A key aspect of critical thinking is exploring the evidence that supports a view or otherwise

  • True
  • False

Week 04: Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Knowledge Check: Morphological Analysis

Q1. Morphological Analysis is…

  • Only appropriate for solo work.
  • A tool that will help you pick the best technical solution to a problem.
  • Only appropriate for group work.
  • An ideation tool that will help you quickly generate lots of different ideas.

Q2. Which of the following statements about Morphological Analysis isn’t true?

  • The overall solution relies upon the user’s selection of sub-function options.
  • Only one solution can be synthesised from the morphological analysis table.
  • Morphological analysis is commonly used in a number of subject disciplines.
  • Morphological analysis is used for the generation of alternative concepts by means of development of generic sub-functions for a product or process.

Q3. Morphological Analysis…

  • Relies on having expertise in each subsystem to be effective.
  • Splits a complex system into a set of subsystems.
  • Could not be used to reproduce the existing solution to a problem.
  • Is only applicable to mechanical systems.

Q4. Select all boxes that apply.

Select the fields where Morphological Analysis can be applied.

  • Tourism
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Design
  • Product

Q5. Select all boxes that apply.

Which of the following components does a morphological chart include?

  • Sub-systems
  • Solutions
  • Principles of design analysis
  • Description in text or sketches

Q6. Which one of the sub-systems below is irrelevant to the design of a pallet-moving device?

  • Stopping
  • Pallets
  • Power
  • Steering

Q7. Which one of the sub-systems below is mostly relevant to the design of an image recording device?

  • Image capture
  • Storage
  • Actuation
  • Power
  • All are equally relevant

Q8. Select all boxes that apply.

What are the advantages of Morphological Analysis?

  • It allows users to be experimental with the outcomes.
  • It is a great way to visualize multidimensional complex problems.
  • The process is quicker than other ideation methods.
  • The method illustrates the relationship between the components of the system to the system itself.

Q9. Which one of the following procedures is not part of Morphological Analysis?

  • Select sub-function to synthesise an overall solution
  • Identify the subsystems of a generic solution.
  • Sketch out the synthesized idea.
  • Do research on each subsystem.

Q10. Morphological Analysis is a great way to augment our creative thinking because…

  • It identifies the subsystems of a generic solution
  • It generates ideas that would not normally spring to mind.
  • It identifies the best solution.
  • It generates the most systematic solution to a problem .
  • It involves multi-disciplinary group of people.

Q11. In Morphological Analysis, it is __ that connects connections between the sub-systems.

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Q12. The sub-functions and potential means of fulfilling each of these sub-functions can be arranged in a _.

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Q13. The grid of a morphological chart can be populated by __ depicting the potential means of fulfilling the sub-system requirement.

  • text
  • subcharts
  • sketches
  • data

Week 05: Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Knowledge Check: TRIZ Principles and Parameters

Q1. If extra seats are added to an airplane, which parameter worsens?

  • Productivity
  • Weight of moving object
  • Loss of Information

Q2. Contactless payment cards have used the principle of Extraction by removing the need for chip and pin. What parameter does this improve?

  • Speed
  • Shape
  • Device complexity

Q3. Which principle do Venetian window blinds use to enable them to open and close?

  • Prior action
  • Counter weight
  • Segmentation

Q4. Which principle does a telescope use to reduce the volume for storage and transport?

  • Phase change
  • Thermal expansion
  • Nesting

Q5. Which principle do helium or hot-air blimps use for advertising?

  • Equipotentiality
  • Spheroidality
  • Counterweight

Q6. Which principle does a treadmill use to keep the runner stationary?

  • Mechanical vibration
  • Inversion
  • Transition to a new dimension

Q7. Which principle does recyclable paper cups use in place of ceramic crockery in cafes in order to avoid the cost of cleaning and storing durable objects?

  • Inexpensive short-life
  • Copying
  • Self-service

Q8. Which principle does warning lights, such as traffic lights, use?

  • Phase change
  • Thermal expansion
  • Colour change

Q9. Which principle does a flashing bicycle warning lamp use to be more noticeable and use less power?

  • Periodic action
  • Mechanical vibration
  • Dynamics

Q10. Which principle does conversion of methane emitted from decomposing rubbish use to turn it into useful power?

  • Convert harm into benefit
  • Feedback
  • Mediator

Q11. Select two parameters which IKEA has improved to enable DIY furniture assembly?

  • Ease of operation
  • Device complexity
  • Use of energy by stationary object

Q12. Select two parameters which IKEA has compromised or worsened to enable DIY furniture assembly?

  • Speed
  • Stability of the object’s composition
  • Duration of action by a stationary object

Quiz 2: Application of TRIZ – 1

Q1. Now it is your turn to use the contradiction matrix!

Look at our list of 39 parameters, choose an improving parameter and worsening for heating and air-conditioning of electric vehicles and give a reason for your suggestion.

Choose an improving parameter for heating and air-conditioning of electric vehicles.

Just type the number of the parameter.

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Q2. Give reason for the selection of your improving parameter in Question 1.

What do you think?
Your answer cannot be more than 10000 characters.

Q3. Choose a worsening parameter for heating and air-conditioning of electric vehicles.

Just type the number of the parameter.

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Q4. Give reason for the selection of your worsening parameter in Question 3.

What do you think?
Your answer cannot be more than 10000 characters.

Quiz 3: Application of TRIZ – 2

Q1. Now here’s another exercise for you to practice TRIZ.

A classic contradiction exists in the messaging given to teenagers and young adults in some sectors of society and that given or perceived by women in their thirties. We tend to encourage young teenagers and adults not have unplanned pregnancies.

There are multiple reasons put forward for this, many quite justifiable in the modern context. A dramatic switch is sometimes perceived by women in their thirties, associated with egg fertility rates, where there can be strong pressure, be it from society, peers, self, to become pregnant.

This perceived contradiction: ‘don’t get pregnant’ and ‘have a child before it’s too late’ may be amenable to suggestions from the TRIZ creativity tool.

You’ll need to:

  1. Explore the contradiction
  2. Look at our list of 39 parameters and identify possible improving and worsening parameters for this contradiction.
  3. Type the number of the parameter in the below box and give reason(s) for the selection of your parameters. e.g. [5] – Reliability

What do you think?
Your answer cannot be more than 10000 characters.

Q2. How would you pair your improving and worsening parameters? And what inventive principle would you suggest?

Type your pairing parameters and suggested principles in the below box. Also give reason(s) for your choices.

For example:

  1. Worsening parameter = 16
  2. Improving parameter = 37
  3. Suggested inventive principle: 39

What do you think?
Your answer cannot be more than 10000 characters.

Week 06: Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Knowledge Check: SCAMPER

Q1. What does the S in SCAMPER stand for?

  • Substantiate
  • Substitute
  • Subtract

Q2. Which letter does the provocation “What can be mixed?” refer to?

  • P – put to other use
  • C – combine
  • E – eliminate

Q3. What does the A in SCAMPER stand for?

  • Adapt
  • Activate
  • Add

Q4. What does the letter M in SCAMPER stands for?

Hint – Can the shape and/or form be changed?

  • MODIFY

Q5.What does the letter R in SCAMPER stands for?

Hint – What can be made opposite?

  • REVERSE

Q6. Which SCAMPER provocation is used in the Shard building in London?

Hint – Refer to the Video on the Application of SCAMPER in Architecture

  • Substitution
  • Adaptation
  • Modification
  • Put To Other Uses

Q7. Which SCAMPER provocation is used in the iconic London landmark Tower Bridge?

Hint – Refer to the Video on the Application of SCAMPER in Architecture

  • ADAPTION

Q8. Is the statement true or false?

Elimination has been applied throughout the London Underground.

  • True
  • False

Week 07: Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Knowledge-Check: Overview of Creative Thinking Techniques

Q1. Which is the most accurate description of creativity?

  • The ability to generate new ideas by combining, changing, or reapplying existing ideas
  • The ability to generate a new idea from nothing
  • The ability to solve problems
  • The ability to make aesthetically pleasing designs

Q2. Which of the following is not a benefit of patronage?

  • Patronage pays for expansive periods of time, temporarily relieving economic pressures
  • Patronage allows us to focus on creative pursuits by relieving us from other tasks
  • Patronage enables more experiments and tests
  • Patronage removes the risk from making design decisions

Q3. Which of the following statements does not summarise the type of thinking concerned according to the information given in this course?

  • Analytical thinking involves breaking down a challenge or information into its constituent parts.
  • Convergent thinking is the process of consideration of an idea and its refinement with the view of whether to take it forward.
  • Systems thinking involves taking a holistic approach to how different parts interrelate.
  • Analogical reasoning involves finding relation between two scenarios and seeing if something of value can be inferred as a result.

Q4. Which of the following is not normally associated with design thinking?

  • Iteration
  • Linear thinking
  • Focussing on the needs of the principal user or stakeholder
  • Prototyping

Q5. Complete the sentence by selecting the appropriate statement below. TRIZ _.

  • Breaks down a system into smaller subsystems
  • Suggests a general solution to a general problem
  • Abstracts a specific problem into a general problem and suggests a general solution
  • Turns a general problem into a specific problem

Q6. The solutions in TRIZ have been designed to:

  • Resolve the worsening of one parameter that is caused by the improvement of another
  • Solve only mechanical issues
  • Provide aesthetic guidance to mechanism design
  • Remain the most ideal solutions regardless of technological development

Q7. We can enhance our creativity by learning the tools which allow us to take advantage of a range of different thinking styles. Which of the following creativity tools is not introduced in this course?

  • Metaphor
  • TRIZ
  • Alphabet brainstorming
  • Morphological analysis

Q8. Which one of the following statements about brainstorming is untrue?

  • No criticism or mockery of any idea, statement or individual is allowed
  • There can be as many people as needed present during the process
  • The design brief should be clearly stated
  • Brainstorming should be a group activity undertaken by an interdisciplinary team

Q9. We have introduced various types of brainstorming tools in the course including (multiple selections):

  • Circle brainstorming
  • Flipchart
  • Post-its
  • Visual Association

Q10. Which one of the following phase of SCAMPER is wrong.

  • Eliminate
  • Put to other uses
  • Reverse
  • Adopt
  • Modify
  • Substiture
  • Combine

Q11. At which stage of SCAMPER would the idea of Dali’s Lobster Telephone emerge? Pick the best option.

  • Substitute
  • Adapt
  • Combine
  • Put to other uses

Q12. Fill in the missing text.

__ can be used as an alternative method to create fiction plot-lines, which may help generating spark ideas worth following.

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Q13. Select the appropriate boxes. B-link can be used to:

  • Explore the semantic associations for a given input word.
  • Generate new images from two given words
  • Display the visual associations of a given input word
  • Evaluate and compare two given solutions to a mechanical problem

Q14. Fill in the missing text.

__ divides participants into teams of 2 or 3 people. Half of the teams are arranged in an outer loop, and half in an inner loop. The group in inner loop are asked pitch their ideas to the group on the outer.

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