Episode 086: Creativity Lessons From a Parking Garage

by | Apr 4, 2022 | Inside the Box Innovation, Podcast | 0 comments

There is an old saying that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, is that really true? Does necessity cause us to want to be more creative? You will find it out on our episode today!

What if your parking ticket isn’t working because it’s defective and you get stuck in the parking lot? What would you do in this situation? That actually happened to me when I was traveling recently and the QR code on my parking ticket got smudged. 

How can we then apply the systematic inventive thinking method to a parking garage dilemma? Let me work through with you some thought processes and how you might use the patterns of innovation when you find yourself in similar situations. 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. A story from an airport parking garage
  2. Contradictions in life can lead us to creative thinking
  3. 5 SIT patterns applied to the parking garage dilemma
  4. How the story was resolved

Resources from this episode:

Episode 075: Contradictions: A Pathway to Creative Thinking