A researcher at the University of William and Mary analyzed 300,000 Torrance Test scores since the 50s. She found that creativity scores began to nosedive in 1990. She concluded that we’re now facing a “creativity crisis.” The scientist blames our over-scheduled lives and the amount of time we spend interacting with electronic devices. I believe it is also due to our tendency to rely on best practices, while overvaluing speed.

Techniques for expanding creative problem solving.
Oblique Strategies, or Liberating Structures.
Thought Experiments or Analogical Reasoning from outside domains.
Lateral Thinking