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

Here is what we learned: 1. 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. Businesses Brainstorming Startup

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5 Steps to Find Your Next Startup Idea

Ideanote

Here is what we learned: 1. 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. Businesses Brainstorming Startup

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Podcast S3E43: Joshua Seth – The importance of letting go of expectations

Idea to Value

Joshua has been the voice of characters in over 100 animated TV shows and movies and has a diverse background across creative disciplines like music, theatre, and stage illusions. In today’s episode, we talk about how we need to become more comfortable letting go of expectations in order to unleash our innate creativity. Topics discussed in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – How his childhood formed his creative outlook.

Naming Workshop

InnovationTraining.org

We can take our decades of experience to design an innovative learning and naming workshop experience just for your organization. After learning our process you’ll be able to create names, names, names, and more names for anything new that pops up.

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. They can be too passive, boring, yield few ideas (and even fewer creative innovations), last too long, and result in too much discussion and too little action.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Launching in Late May

Idea Champions

Enter The Year of Living Creatively -- a highly engaging online antidote for creative derailment -- a GPS for possibility, a greenhouse for greatness, and a chiropractic adjustment for the often mysterious creative process.

How to Make a Concept Model

Boxes and Arrows

The best known in start-up circles is the lean startup process. But mostly in hopes of learning a way to make a good concept model. 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. I took Dan through the same story of an iterative product design process, since it had helped Stephen.

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.

APPLIED CREATIVITY: A New Book by Mitch Ditkoff

Idea Champions

For the past 11 years, I've been writing a series of articles on creativity for my Heart of Innovation blog. I'm in the process, now, of editing it. The Hero's Journey and the Creative Process. The Creativity Manifesto 6. The Challenge Most Creative People Face.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Next Course Begins on Sept. 12th

Idea Champions

The Year of Living Creatively is a highly engaging, eight-week online course (September 12th -- November 7th) that helps aspiring innovators transform their bold ideas into new products, new services, new forms of expression, new businesses, and breakthrough ways of living.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: The Previously Unknown Back Story

Idea Champions

And so, in the spirit of full disclosure, here's the back story of The Year of Living Creatively -- a bold, new online service of mine with the potential to make a profound difference in your life. But no matter what happened -- or didn't happen -- we kept on adapting, inventing, and learning.

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

What Is the Real Value of "THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY"

Idea Champions

There are two kinds of benefits you will receive from participating in The Year of Living Creatively. And second, you'll develop the kind of skills, mindset, and mojo you'll need to succeed with any creative project of yours in the future. Who created the Year of Living Creatively?

Experience Themes

Boxes and Arrows

And in knowing the theme, he’ll have a compass to use in the process of “designing&# the damn thing (i.e. You know the story: User experience brings the structural framework and behaviors of the interface; creative brings the visual design; client marketing brings the copy; business brings content; our engineering folks were sometimes bringing error messages. What’s really interesting is how themes, once found, function in the creative process.

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.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

We hear it all the time from the executive suite – take more risks, embrace uncertainty, learn from failure. 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.

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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.".

How to develop innovative ideas together – online

The BMI Lab Blog

In this blog post, we want to share our learnings on how to plan and execute a successful remote ideation session - from the ideal group size, our favorite collaboration tools to the dos and don'ts of virtual whiteboards and icebreakers. After that, creativity and hence, quality declines.

THE QUESTION: Who Created "The Year of Living Creatively?"

Idea Champions

If you are thinking about subscribing to The Year of Living Creatively , one question you are likely to ask is this: "Who created it -- and what are his credentials?". FREE THE GENIE BRAINSTORMING : Facilitated, online creative thinking sessions for individuals and small teams.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

We hear it all the time from the executive suite – take more risks, embrace uncertainty, learn from failure. 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.

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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. INTRINSIC MOTIVATION: Only students and teachers who want to learn will end up in our school. If no students wants to learn algebra, we won't teach algebra.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. Perhaps what I’ve learned will help others in their journey to hone, tweak, and improve their work as well.

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?

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. Read on to learn more! There is one over-riding rule of creativity: Separate the two phases.

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. 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.

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. more joy); and the potential for deeper and more creative thinking (more productive).

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.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. That being said, there are time-tested guidelines and principles which, when honored, will increase your chances of increasing your creativity and innovation. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity? Jump Start Creativity.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. That being said, there are time-tested guidelines and principles which, when honored, will increase your chances of increasing your creativity and innovation. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity? Jump Start Creativity.