This week in class, we learned to use lateral thinking by creating unusual solutions to an issue. Lateral thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and it basically involves ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.
It has taught me to think outside the box and to not stick to conventional ideas and ideas that are rational and practical. It makes me come up with the wildest idea and does not make me afraid to approach the crazy ideas.
Lateral thinking allows me to question my ideas and analyse them to improve them. To me lateral thinking is to use your inspiration and imagination to solve problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives. Lateral thinking involves removing the obvious, leaving behind traditional thoughts, and throwing away preconceptions and encourages wild crazy ideas to come up with an actual new creative product or what not.