The Creative Process

Rmukesh Gupta

Today, I came across two extremely creative ideas, that made me think about creativity and how do we get creative ideas. What follows is my take on how we become and stay creative. First, lets look at the creative ideas that inspired this post. A unique rain harvesting system that creatively reuses the rainwater it collects to provide a deeper look into the natural systems that give us the food we eat. All of us enjoy a uniquely creative experience.

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

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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.

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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.

Podcast S4E75: Byron Lopez – How South Park produces a show in only a week

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We speak about the unique creative process which enables South Park to be created from start to finish in less than a week, where other TV shows take months. 00:08:00 – His personal creative process, based on a strong sense of trust in the team.

Storytelling & the Creative Process

Idea Champions

Two minutes on what it takes to really do creative work. This is bleeping brilliant. Not only WHAT its says, but HOW it's presented. Inspiring. Truthful. And in your face like a fresh arctic wind off a lake you've been waiting too long to sail on. Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo. It took me four years to write this book. Idea Champions

Storytelling and the Creative Process

Idea Champions

Two minutes on what it takes to really do creative work. This is bleeping brilliant. Not only WHAT its says, but HOW it's presented. Inspiring. Truthful. And in your face like a fresh arctic wind off a lake you've been waiting too long to sail on. Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo. It took me four years to write this book. Idea Champions

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

But there are a lot of different opinions on the questions of whether creativity can be forced, and if large companies can grow ideas. Coming from a large, creative family which has created music, book, games, stories, inventions and a lot more, I was also bitten with the bug, the desire to create something. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing. The principles of creativity. The creative process and the innovation process.

Subtraction: The Simplest, Most Common Path to Innovation There Is

Game-Changer

Hauptly deconstructs the process of innovation into its most fundamental steps. Finally, once the series of tasks from intention to outcome is understood, simply start removing steps until you reach the simplest possible process. It’s called process innovation, and it’s the simplest, most common path to innovation there is. entrepreneurship Innovation Creativity process innovation

Resourceful Innovation from Inside the Box

Innovation Excellence

Innovation People & Skills Processes & Tools Creative Problem-solving Creative Process ideation problem solving systematic inventive thinkingThere are so many clichés around innovation but the one that causes me the most grief is this idea of “thinking outside the box”. Ever asked someone to show you how you actually go about thinking outside the box? I have.More times than not, they’re not really sure what to do with it.

How to Deal with Creative Burnout

Phil McKinney

Does your normally creative effort somehow seem like a chore? These are some of the signs that you may be facing creative burnout, a very real form of mental exhaustion caused by constant stress or psychological strain. Blog Culture burnout Creative Burnout creative process facing creative burnout law of resourcesHave you found yourself facing the impossible task of innovating another element for your business?

Podcast S3E59: Kathryn Haydon – How to become more creatively productive and prolific

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We speak about breaking through the inertia of no, and how to use the Universal Creative Process to become more productive and prolific. 00:13:00 The creative process. 00:16:00 Using the process workflow of become more productive. Book: The Non-Obvious Guide to Being More Creative [link]. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Kathryn Haydon, keynote speaker and founder of Sparkitivity.

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Idea Generation Improvisation Innovation Inspirational creative process Creativity dreaming Freund images imagination Jung lucid dreaming problem solving TEDx TedX Stormont TEDxStormont visioningFive Magic Imagination Guidelines. You hear it so often that it becomes one of those things that you really don’t think about it.

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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Empathy, Integrative Thinking and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I write and play music as a creative hobby. It doesn’t pay terribly well, but it is fun, and can also occasionally trigger insights into the creative process that translate into the broader innovation space. Most recently, it caused me to revisit integrative thinking, a concept I was first introduced to by Roger Martin in his. Innovation empathy Integrative Thinking

This artist creates sculptures using only parts from typewriters – the power of creative constraints

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In the video above, he describes his creative process, which is heavily based on constraints. I have written previously about the creative power of constraints. Artist Jeremy Mayer creates unbelievable sculptures using only parts from old typewriters. Using these, he creates fantastic models of people, birds, insects and other animals. It is due to the fact that our brains are actually not very effective at thinking of new ideas without any seed to build from.

Creativity Linked to Emotional Intelligence

Game-Changer

Where do creative ideas come from? New research suggests that higher creativity is linked to the sort of emotional self-awareness that allows artists and other innovators to ride the ups and downs of the creative process: This suggests seemingly irrelevant stimuli can benefit the creative process—but only if you have the emotional intelligence to treat them as potentially helpful, and incorporate them into your thinking.

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

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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.

Boredom and Creative Breakthroughs

Rmukesh Gupta

In this short animation, Dr. Sandi Man n talks about why boredom is an important emotion for us and what role it plays in the creative process. Boredom creates a space where we can daydream and allow our sub-conscious mind to connect unrelated things and these connections lead to new insights and creative ideas. If we really want to experience creative breakthroughs , avoiding boredom is not an option.

Do You Want My Opinion?

CorporateIntel

If you’ve partaken in-depth of the creative process, you know they aren’t the same. The creative process is laden with setbacks, but each time we find a nugget of corrective action, we can improve. That’s what makes the creative process both daunting and healing. With my third book now in first draft and about to go into the editing process, I find my love of words never more pronounced, but never more conflicted.

Perfect Harmony: MBA and MFA Mindsets

Innovation Excellence

Business needs to bridge two universes together: the scientific process taught in schools that offer a Master of Business Administration degree and the creative process taught in Master of Fine Arts degree programs. Management Decision Making Design Thinking Innovation MBA MFA michael graber Southern Growth Studio

5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity

Innovation Excellence

As a publishing CEO, I felt it was important to steer clear of the creative process. When business side people start inserting themselves into creative work, it usually leads to trouble. So I focused on supporting other people’s creativity rather than pursuing my own. Creativity Art authors Books business creativity Learning writingI never planned to be a writer. In fact, it was something I actively avoided.

Turning Good Ideas into Great Products

Innovation Excellence

One innovation method is to invite customers (in a B-2-B situation) or consumers (in a B-2-C scenario) into the creative process with you. Continue reading → Innovation co-creation Creativity innovative thinking michael graber Prototyping Southern Growth StudioHere, they will ideate, workshop concepts that arise in the session, augment concepts provided for them, and create some new product or service ideas that do not yet exist.

4 Lessons Learned Through Pentagon Innovations

Phil McKinney

Since the Department of Defense's (DoD) innovations are the difference between life and death for service men and women, the creative process takes on a new level of importance. In terms of creating “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” (BHAGs) and developing an indisputable culture, there are few organizations that rival Pentagon innovations.

Creative Strength Training

InnovationManagement

Creativity: a highly sought-after skill which can be illusive in times of need. Whether you’re a professional artist, dancer, comedian, scientist, inventor or entrepreneur, you will experience the highs and lows, inspiration, frustration, self-criticism, doubt, and problem solving within your personal creative process. Book Reviews Column & Opinion book review coaching creativity feedback innovation training inspiration skills management

Podcast #007 David Burkus (video) – How successful companies encourage innovation in their teams

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk about the following: The difference between how academics talk about creativity compared to individuals who are trying to innovate (03:00). The Myths of Creativity, and “the stories we tell ourselves are true even when they are not true” (03:55). Everyone has the potential to increase their creativity (04:55). David’s creative process (14:45).

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The Tyranny of the Blank Page: How to get over writer’s block

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Whether it is in the form of a book to be written, a presentation to be delivered, a song to be scribed or any other creative output. blank pages can be scary for even the most creative people. The other reason for writer’s block (including most other creative endeavors in addition to writing) is the creator’s self-inhibition and criticism, which judges every potential idea and starting point as not good enough. Inflexible rules and plans for creativity.

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Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?

IdeaScale

Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level? Sometimes it takes an outsider to kickstart the creative process. What Innovation Processes Can I Outsource?

Boosting creativity and innovation

Norbert Bol

Boosting creativity and innovation. When we want to boost creativity and innovation in an organization, there is not only a need for creative people but there is also the need for an organization supporting an innovative culture (see also the blog: Innovation is built on the desire for success ). A recent study towards the personal factors of creativity and innovation (da Costa et al., Personal factors of creativity: A second order meta-analysis.

Innovation Hacks: Lessons Learned from Successful Startups

IdeaScale

Instead, choose metrics that are more informative and that tell you about the process. In some cases, you may be trying out a form of innovation as much for the process as the results, so ask yourself what you want to get out of both. Why do startups have a head start in innovation?

Companies should penalize employees for their inaction, not for their failures

Game-Changer

Successful creatives are not afraid of mistakes or failure: they know that good ideas often arise from tireless experimentation and a chain of failed attempts. Employees should be encouraged to take creative risks and put themselves to the test. At any rate, failures should at least be tolerated because they make up a key stage of the creative process. How can you boost innovation in your business ? Penalize inaction, and celebrate failure.

7 Best Practices for Your Next Innovation Training Session

IdeaScale

Working together means more creativity. Teaching people to think creatively may feel like a freeform exercise, and it can be. Here’s how to ensure any innovation workshop is both creative and productive. It will also get the creativity of each attendee working; chewing over a goal for a day or two means the thinking starts much earlier. But even the loosest session will benefit from adherence to some best practices.

Working Together, Separately: How We Do It

Brunner

The creative process doesn’t change just because you move from a conference room to a couch. Trust in the creative process. Operate with a creative philosophy that if you’re not having fun or feeling satisfied, you’re doing something wrong. Agency Creative Featured Blog Careers CultureOriginally published in MediaPost. By Dan Magdich, Jeff Shill. Tell us if this ol’ COVID kick in the teeth sounds familiar?

Inside the mind of a creative genius: Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog is regarded as one of our greatest living film directors, and recently gave an intimate insight into his thought processes when creating some of his masterpieces. He answered questions on a whole slew of subjects, especially the thoughts behind people’s favorite films, and his creative process. Here I have collected some of his answers which I believe can teach everyone about what goes on inside the mind of a true creative genius.

An Interview with the Writer of TV’s “Monk”: What Innovators Can Learn from Mysteries

Stephen Shapiro

Let’s start with your creative process. What’s the thought process? I had always considered boundaries an important part of my creative process. The big twists never changed during the writing process. Creativity? Innovation Creativity Mysteries

George Fankhauser

Innovation 360 Group

He successfully managed change projects in software development, automation, agile innovation processes and platform management. Furthermore, as a facilitator and inventor he actively participates in the creative process. Innovation processes, hybrid agile/stage-gate implementations. Based in Zürich Area, Switzerland.

#1,818 – Podcast Alarm Clock

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to another article on Lifehacker that examined the best times of day for creative thinking: “Bouts of creative writing might be easier to come by just after waking as this is the time of day when the prefrontal cortex is most active. The study looked at morning and evening MRI scans and observed that mornings showed more connections in the brain— a key element to the creative process.” Waking up is hard to do.

FOLLOW YOUR MUSE: One-On-One Support for People with Big Ideas

Idea Champions

If you are in the process of conjuring up a new product, service, or business and want some help turning your big ideas into reality, I can help. I am a life long student of the creative process and a lifelong catalyst of genius. That's why I am launching FOLLOW YOUR MUSE -- a one-on-one coaching and mentoring service for aspiring innovators with BIG IDEAS, big commitment, and the recognition that they would benefit from having a skilled creative process ally by their side.

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process. These benefits are particularly important when it comes to ensuring success in creative thinking and innovation. At what stage in an innovation process can you bring in gamification?

The Challenge Creative People Face

Idea Champions

Here is one of the biggest challenges creative people face: finding the right balance between spontaneity and planning. Spontaneity, while a huge part of the creative process, can also be a huge curse. Many creative people have more projects "on the table" than they can execute.

Sabina Svensson

Innovation 360

Sabina is a passionate innovation expert who thrives from connecting the dots between people, business and creativity. From various experiences over the years – in management consulting, branding & communications, product development, strategy and creative process – Sabina has developed a never-ending hunger for turning needs and opportunities into creative ideas and products. Innovation Process. Ideation and creative process.

Designing creative workspaces to spark creativity at work

The Future Shapers

The last few decades have allowed us to realize that creativity, as an innate human ability to solve problems and generate ideas, is the fuel for innovation. Contemporary business challenges are complex and pressing, and there is demand for a creative approach to solving them. Supporting creativity at work has nowadays become crucial for business development and growth. In this dynamic and ever-changing corporate scenario, how can creativity be fostered?

Advancing My Applied Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

I suggested in that post “we need to pull down what is needed” and design a totally ‘adaptive’ innovation process to fit a specific need. I know we have some good software for different parts of the innovation process but none of these are integrated, fully connected up in their design. We need to bring innovation and its process up to date.

The High Art of Designing Scaffolding

Mills-Scofield

Often, the most difficult part of any creative process is just getting started; preparing for the tasks at hand by putting the necessary structures in place that will bring the project to fruition. But scaffolding of this kind not only gives structure to the process; it demands a consideration of the tools, knowledge, and resources that are necessary for crafting novel and uncommon things.