Ideas and Concepts: Creative Teamwork for Great Cartoons
How Clive takes bad ideas and turns them into clever cartoons
Describing something simply is not easy, and at Oxford Creativity we work as a team to find the best ways of taking complex points and make them easy to understand.
Part of that is through our use of cartoons, and we searched for years for a cartoonist to work with before Karen Gadd found the wonderful Clive Goddard. Clive has worked with us since 2004, and the cartoons we have commissioned from him have a big impact in our teaching and in Karen‚Äôs book ‚ÄúTRIZ for Engineers: Enabling Inventive Problem Solving‚ÄĚ.
The process of how we commission and develop cartoons is a nice illustration of one of the cornerstones of TRIZ logic: the difference between ideas and concepts.
A concept is a
general way of doing something. An idea
is a specific way of putting that concept into practice. One of Clive‚Äôs
cartoons illustrates this point brilliantly: someone has invented a wheel (the
concept) and his friends can see different ways of putting that into practice
Read the full blog article on my LinkedIn page,
View all of the TRIZ Cartoons done by Clive on our Cartoon Gallery.
TRIZ facilitator, trainer, author and MD of Oxford Creativity - a TRIZ company based in Oxford, United Kingdom. www.triz.co.uk
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