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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing. The principles of creativity.

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. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing. The principles of creativity.

Resourceful Innovation from Inside the Box

Innovation Excellence

Innovation People & Skills Processes & Tools Creative Problem-solving Creative Process ideation problem solving systematic inventive thinking

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.

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. It’s a new year.

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. As a company, we follow the market leaders or already set-up lower-risk processes.

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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 visioning

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.

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

Idea to Value

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? Because the creative process is anything but a straight line; it’s messy. Managing ones emotions through any process that doesn’t have a clear outcome is key. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation emotional intelligence

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. If we really want to experience creative breakthroughs , avoiding boredom is not an option.

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.

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.

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 Studio

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.

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.

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

Idea to Value

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. Inflexible rules and plans for creativity. Why are blank pages so scary?

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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

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?

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

Idea to Value

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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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?

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.

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.

Inside the mind of a creative genius: Werner Herzog

Idea to Value

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. And how did you approach such a process? Do you like insights into creativity like this?

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.

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. Based in Zürich Area, Switzerland.

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.

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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. The deck of creativity cards I invented.

Will Artificial Creativity Trump Human Creativity?

Rmukesh Gupta

Artificial Creativity on the Rise. While that seems to be a long way away (maybe no long enough), the question that remains to be answered is the following: What is the Future of Creativity.

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.

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.

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. We need to bring innovation and its process up to date.

Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: Find out what the differences are

mjvinnovation

Open Innovation is greatly enhanced in businesses undergoing a so-called digital transformation — business models supported by the adoption of disruptive technologies that transform the consumer experience and the operational processes of companies in addition to influencing business models.

5 Must-Watch TED Talks to Inspire Your Innovation Team

IdeaScale

https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_tan_on_creativity. These talks can inspire innovation. Open innovation can be a tricky business. Innovation can be elusive, and sometimes your team needs a push to get back in the zone.

Interview #1: Creativity and The Art of REframing (Vlad Dumitrescu-Petric?)

Innovation Walk

Originally from Bucharest (Romania), Vlad teaches this creative thinking concept inspired by personal development, psychology, and renowned creative minds. Check out our conversation to discover more about the REframe workshop and Vlad’s perspective on creativity and innovation.

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.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Switch the Characters Around

BrainZooming

Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Innovation Insights Strategic Thinking Tools strategic thinking exerciseWant to try something to get a particularly new and insightful look at a situation? Here’s how it works.

Learning to be Innovative – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact

Imaginatik

But a time-consuming scenario planning process brought them no closer to salvation. Yet the methods they employ subconsciously derive from talents wired into human nature, accessible to us all – creativity, imagination, the ability to dream.