Everyone can be creative knowing these tools/tips.
Creativity can be taught.
Anyone can create and innovate.
Creativity is about generating new ideas.
Innovation is about implementing them.
Brainstorming: Generate ideas without constraints. Evaluate them later.
Mindmap: Utilize memory / association power of brain. Instantly find related words on any topic. Use the 5W and 1H questions for getting started.
Tools for generating new ideas:
Juxtaposition: Bring two things together – Related or Unrelated – Natural or forced – Conscious or Random
Out-of-the-box: Think out of boundary / assumption / logic / usefulness
Change: Shape / Size / Color / Approach / Order / Perspective / Entry-point / Application-area
Reverse / Eliminate / Separate / Copy / Combine: Function / Logic
More Verbs for ideas generation: Remember the basic operators and the 6 universal questions (5W and 1H).