- Morphological Analysis
- Shape Borrowing techniques
- SCAMPER (which is the acronym for Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to other use, Eliminate, and Rearrange/Reverse)
FYI, the diagram below gives you a good idea of how the problem solving process (and the project) is supposed to developed across the entire Semester.
Taken from: http://blog.makezine.com/designprocessjpg.jpg