In the scientific literature six principles of creativity recur again and again:
Knowledge – explores the dangers of expertise.
Problem construction – how creative problems should be approached.
Emotion – explains which types of emotions are most creative.
Combining concepts – why the raw materials are already out there.
Abstraction – how to see your creative problem more clearly.
The wandering mind – reveals how to think flexibly.
Connecting dots, thinking in abstract, framing the problem well!