Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

Idea to Value

He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone else in the world. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:15 the foundational work of Alex Osborn, who invented brainstorming and then the Creative Problem Solving process, which had been validated by more than 150 research studies. 00:09:45 the 4 different types of creativity, and how everyone can be (and already is) creative.

PBTO S2E3: The Importance of “Imaginativefulness” in the Creative Process

Rmukesh Gupta

He is also the creator of a new & effective creative thinking methodology called “ Anti-Conventional Thinking ” as an alternative to traditional brainstorming methods. He also runs the Report 103 , which is one of the longest running eJournal or blog on creativity and innovation in business. He is a great guy, who understands the psychology behind creativity and has a great sense of humor. Who is on the show: In this episode, we host Jeffrey Baumgartner.

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In Defense of Brainstorming

Idea Champions

In the past few years I have noticed a curious trend in the media -- one I can no longer ignore -- and that is the appearance of seriously derisive articles about brainstorming by self-declared pundits and free lance writers. While the previous two quotes do have some degree of truth associated with them, likening a brainstorm session to a "crowd" is not only a poor choice of metaphors, it is patently untrue. or poorly facilitated brainstorming sessions don't work.

Welcome to The Gold Standard of Brainstorm Facilitation

Idea Champions

Here's what Idea Champions' clients have to say about the value they've received from engaging our brainstorm facilitation services. Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. Extremely engaging and enlightening brainstorming sessions" - Karen Lazan, Marketing Director, Pfizer. The Idea Champions team brings a creative, energetic and fun approach to idea generation. High Velocity Brainstorming.

How to Come Up with Disruptive Ideas Using ‘Random Words’? [Including Video]

Be-novative

We only need to be creative and come up with original, new ideas 2% of the times on an average day, yet disruptive solutions are the key to any successful business in the 21stcentury. So, it’s more than high time to train our creative brains and expect both employees and students to come up with surprising ideas on any usual weekday. As a company, we follow the market leaders or already set-up lower-risk processes.

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5 Steps to Find Your Next Business Idea

Ideanote

So, why not save yourself the struggle and start with a WHY now , while you are still at the brainstorming level? Only after you have done all the necessary soul-searching and singled out your WHY, you can start brainstorming on the problems or challenges which are directly related to your newly found inspiration. Other times, the creative process doesn’t produce that many results. The key is to avoid applying convergent thinking in this early brainstorming phase.

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5 Steps to Find Your Next Startup Idea

Ideanote

So, why not save yourself the struggle and start with a WHY now , while you are still at the brainstorming level? Only after you have done all the necessary soul-searching and singled out your WHY, you can start brainstorming on the problems or challenges which are directly related to your newly found inspiration. Other times, the creative process doesn’t produce that many results. The key is to avoid applying convergent thinking in this early brainstorming phase.

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Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like. Or you might even just think of the person in your business who is always the first person to come up with a seemingly great idea in a brainstorming session. You might see a trend developing here, and you would be doing the same thing that the vast majority of people do… … most people think that more extroverted, outgoing people are the most creative ones.

Find a Sparring Partner If You Want To Innovate

Michael Roberto

In my view, great innovators combine the principles of brainstorming/ideation with good practices of constructive conflict. At other times in the creative process, they engage in healthy dissent and debate. I’ve found that pairs can also play a key role in the innovation process at established organizations. brainstorming conflict creativity innovation judgment

Idea Champions Helps All Kinds of People Originate Great Ideas

Idea Champions

Since 1987, Idea Champions has been helping a wide variety of forward thinking organizations tap into their innate creativity and originate breakthrough ideas. Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. Brainstorm Champions

A Cool, New Way to Capture Ideas

Idea Champions

If so, you are likely to be intrigued by Chuck Frey's newly published guide about how to set up EVERNOTE as a way support a complete, end-to-end creative process. Brainstorm ChampionsIf you are reading this blog, I am 95 percent certain you value the power of BIG IDEAS. I'm also certain that you've experimented with various ways of capturing your big ideas: Notebooks. Voice memos. Post-its. Napkins. Whiteboards. Mind maps. And who knows how many other techniques.

Interested in Becoming a Zoomstorming Facilitator?

Idea Champions

Zoomstorming is a 60-90 minute online brainstorming process that sparks clarity, insights, new ideas, and the kind of positive mindset needed for aspiring innovators to make meaningful progress with a new venture, idea, problem, or opportunity. I see myself as a creative person.".

Design Thinking Tools: how to use them to solve complex problems

mjvinnovation

This is because they break down the complexity of processes so that the designer has a full 360-degree view of the problem, anchoring them in their way of thinking. To make it even simpler, you could say that Design Thinking is an innovative approach based on the designer’s thoughts, combining creativity and empathy to create innovative solutions. Ideation: collaborative brainstorming sessions with the help of tools to create innovative solutions.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

Do We Need Team-Players Anymore?

The Human Factor

You are at your most creative when you work without interruptions. While there is nothing wrong with organizing a creative brainstorming with the team, you’re most likely to be able to turn those ideas into a great podcast or blog article if you can think your way through it alone. Indeed, the creative process is a solitary process in essence. It appears that they bring a sense of stability and creative self-affirmation that doesn’t exist in the team.

How Many Types of Innovation Are There? The Answer May Surprise You.

IdeaScale

Organizing the types of innovation can help streamline your processes and boost results. The pool from which innovation emerges is filled with big ideas and endless creativity. Thus, in a way, innovation is infinite, bound only by the depth of thought processes. For this reason, thought leaders grapple with generating methods of categorizing types of innovation as a means of channeling some of the creativity. It introduces predictability into the creative process.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

It’s perfectly okay that most people – from call center employees to claims adjusters in the field – focus on continuous improvements to current business processes, the customer experience, and insurance products. With the premise that everyone has an equal opportunity to add innovation-based value, it’s essential to help jump start the process. Adobe’s toolkit is named Kickbox and actually comes packaged in a snazzy red box and outlines a more comprehensive process.

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WHO CREATED THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY?

Idea Champions

Neither my mother or father were particularly "creative", but they had whatever it took to spark new life and I was very glad they did. learning consultant to an Islamic school in Australia… and now – creator of THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY. I did. Mitch Ditkoff. Who am I?

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

It’s perfectly okay that most people – from call center employees to claims adjusters in the field – focus on continuous improvements to current business processes, the customer experience, and insurance products. With the premise that everyone has an equal opportunity to add innovation-based value, it’s essential to help jump start the process. Adobe’s toolkit is named Kickbox and actually comes packaged in a snazzy red box and outlines a more comprehensive process.

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Mystical guidelines for creating great user experiences

Boxes and Arrows

” The Jewish mystical tradition explains that these utterances correspond with ten stages in the process of creation. Every creative process in the world ultimately follows this progression, because it is really a part of the continual unfolding of the world itself, in which we are co-creators. The process of creation. The ten stages in the process of creation progressively create four realms. Creative activity. Innovation brainstorms.

Artificial creativity (A.C.): Can a computer be creative? It’s scarily close

Idea to Value

In 2013, I wrote a breakthrough article on the nascent examples of computers beginning to generate ideas in a way similar to human creativity. Here I revisit the article with all-new evidence showing how close we are to artificial creativity. In the not too far future machines and robots will not only become more advanced, they will also begin to exhibit aspects of Creativity, and may soon exceed people in the ability to produce simple creative outputs.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

If your job requires you to lead meetings, brainstorming sessions , or problem solving gatherings of any kind, chances are good that most of the people you come in contact with are left-brain dominant: analytical, logical, linear folks with a passion for results and a huge fear that the meeting you are about to lead will end with a rousing chorus of kumbaya. Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Periodically remind them of where they are in the process.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

The Big Secret of Design Thinking? Doing.

Innovationship

Back then, this process wasn’t called design thinking. It was simply what you did when you gathered together a bunch of creative professionals (like engineers and industrial designers) who were experts at making things, and had them collaborate with another bunch of creative professionals (like psychologists and human factors experts) who focused on understanding human experience. Our process is what makes us special! million.

Persona Grata

Boxes and Arrows

As for adoption, many say they use personas, but few designers I’ve met actually use them as a part of their core creative process. I once also viewed personas with disdain, but once I started using them in my own work, something interesting happened: My process became more efficient and fun, while the fruits of my labor became more impactful and useful to others. I saw that personas are an essential part of what constitutes the goal-directed process.

Guest Blog Post: How to plan for creativity; The power of divergent and convergent ideation

Betterific

We are excited to bring you Joyce Wycoff , an author and expert on gratitude and creativity. The Betterific memberbase is comprised of design thinkers, product developers, and smart creatives. So we like to bring content that helps expand the mind around creativity and brainstorming. Below is Joyce’s version of breaking down the science of creativity. There is one over-riding rule of creativity: Separate the two phases.

The benefits of using an Idea Management Platform

Ideanote

It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Involving them in the innovation process means you have access to valuable information about their needs and wants. Getting this information early in the innovation process brings you closer to delivering the best product for the consumer.

The School I Want to Begin

Idea Champions

there will be a healthy dose of laughter after we recognize just how lame our so-called planning process is. Our selection process will be a simple way to determine if our potential students and teachers are truly inspired to learn and teach. If they are not inspired to learn and teach, that's the end of the selection process. Creative expression for everyone. -

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

If your job requires you to lead meetings, brainstorming sessions , or problem solving gatherings of any kind, chances are good that most of the people you come in contact with are left-brain dominant: analytical, logical, linear folks with a passion for results and a huge fear that the meeting you are about to lead will end with a rousing chorus of kumbaya. Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Periodically remind them of where they are in the process.

Why Design Thinking Will Fail

Business Innovation Design

Similar concept applies to the most-hyped innovation process; Design Thinking. If a process meets the current needs of the market, it escalates with monumental success. Not living up to the hype will be the cause of failure of Design Thinking as the sought-after innovation process. Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving approach with specific tools, methods and mindset designers are adept in. Imagination is thus the root of creativity.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

If your job requires you to lead meetings, brainstorming sessions , or problem solving gatherings of any kind, chances are good that most of the people you come in contact with are left-brain dominant: analytical, logical, linear folks with a passion for results and a huge fear that the meeting you are about to lead will end with a rousing chorus of kumbaya. Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Periodically remind them of where they are in the process.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs of this blog post and will now cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or not understood by the members of your team. Few people want to deal with the Rube Goldberg-like nature of the beast -- the attempt to more dependably structure the process of originating, developing, and executing new ideas. You're busy. I get it.

Six tools to improve your creativity during an innovation process

The BMI Lab Blog

Creativity is not a gift but a skill we can train with proper tools. When we introduce somebody to innovation methodologies, especially those focused on business models, the role of creativity topic usually comes up. The most common question is whether we need to use creativity or not to innovate. There is a short answer for this: The majority of the most successful innovation methodologies give creativity a strong role.

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25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Ask yourself WHY you want to become more creative: If you don't know the answer to this question, the rest of the guidelines that follow will be nothing more than fairy dust. Why make the effort to become more creative? Realize you already ARE creative: Most of us are subject to the myth that only some people are creative.

The Amazing Thing About Bad Ideas

HunchBuzz

There’s a well known cliche, often cited in brainstorming sessions, that there’s “no such thing as a bad idea”. In the process he reasons we need to stop leaping to the conclusion that technology alone can solve complex social issues. Bad ideas are part of the process. Understanding that bad ideas are part of the creative process helps alleviate the pressure of coming up with that one “big idea”.

When Dogs Spark Big Ideas

Idea Champions

During the past 25 years I have facilitated more than 1,000 brainstorming sessions for a wide variety of heavy hitting organizations -- everyone from MTV to GE to government think thanks. There, in the middle of the room, unleashed, unbarking, but no longer unloved, sits the perfect brainstorm session mascot -- a 3D embodiment of our collective mind at that moment in time. A curious kind of creativity portal is opening up right before my eyes. "OK!"

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. Goofy, incomplete briefs that send your creatives off on a wild goose chase. You're busy.

Can Innovation Work in a Work-from-Home World?

The Inovo Group

Done the right way and in the absence of a pandemic, a proper mix of WFH and in-office can increase productivity AND creativity AND reduce stress levels. Organization-level advantages include the ability to hire from a global talent pool, 24-hour follow-the-sun project execution, more efficient meetings, more creative meetings and better decision-making. more joy); and the potential for deeper and more creative thinking (more productive).

How can Idea Management improve your company?

Ideanote

It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Involving them in the innovation process means you have access to valuable information about their needs and wants. Getting this information early in the innovation process brings you closer to delivering the best product for the consumer.

The Creative Impact of Improvisation

Boxes and Arrows

Creativity started taking more effort than it had previously. My creative process at work started to go into overdrive. It was much easier to do collaborative creative brainstorming and get dozens of ideas out because my thought processes had become accustomed to it. The science behind creativity. Dr. Charles Limb, a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist, has dedicated his research to the art of improvisation and how it increases creativity.

How to Make a Concept Model

Boxes and Arrows

The best known in start-up circles is the lean startup process. The workshop was brain-candy and eye-opening: they covered how the brain processes information and how ways of interacting with information can promote understanding. He brainstormed more elements that might play into the model. Both books benefit greatly by clear and succinct conceptual models, and the former even talks about how to use them in the design process: Purpose—What are concept models for?

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall. The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. So are brainstorming sessions, late night noodling, and creative off-sites.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall. The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. So are brainstorming sessions, late night noodling, and creative off-sites.