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"Creativity in OR/MS: Creativity-Enhancing Strategies"

by James R. Evans, 1996, Interfaces, v. 26, n. 3, May-June, pp. 58-65.

"Often, the best solutions are novel and unusual -- that is, they are creative."

This article, one of a regular series, outlines several methods for creativity:

I especially enjoyed the historical origins of these techniques. There are about a dozen appropriate references at the end of the article.

--John Schuyler, December 1996, revised March 1997