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

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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Entering the Movie Theater of Your Own, Unique Creative Process

Idea Champions

The creative process is a most mysterious one -- the inner journey a person takes to transform an impulse, idea, or inspiration into a manifested form that other people can enjoy. Usually, the beginning of this process is quite intoxicating.

Creative process of writers (in 21st Century)

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What is the creative process of writers? How the literature stars of our time produce their creativity? This … creativity innovation process writingHow to start writing and how to keep it going? Let’s start with the writer who become known after My Struggle series.

An Invitation to Dive Deeper Into Your Own Creative Process

Idea Champions

"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control." -- Julia Cameron. Somebody, somehow, someway conjured them up and successfully navigated their way through the twists and turns of their creative process until what they saw in their mind's eye became a reality.

Helping Kids Foster and Keep Creativity

Idea to Value

For most kids, being creative and imaginative is no problem. You can probably even remember back to your own childhood and how effortless it seemed to come up with creative, fresh ideas no matter what you were doing. Unfortunately, the creativity crisis seems to be getting worse.

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.

How to Remove Roadblocks to Creativity

Idea to Value

Creativity and innovation are key tools in the marketing professional’s toolbox and ones that aren’t always as accessible as we’d like. Marketing requires many types of creativity and innovation to be successful. Finding ways to mentally change your perspective can spark new creativity.

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.

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.

Podcast S4E82: Shama Rahman – using AI to augment human intelligence & creativity

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We speak about how we are using Artificial Intelligence and mental models to better understand and even enhance our human intelligence and spark creativity in new ways. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:03:00 – What she was researching and her findings, to see if there are certain brain activities depending on the creative process. 00:11:00 – Different mental modes and models for creativity.

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.

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.

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?

Disturbance to Life

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I have just finished 1st class of high school and sent the first article to IT magazine, the second one (already agreed) was never sent as I have no place … business creativity process workI was 15 when the war came to my town.

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.

Why Asian People Are Uncreative? Why Jewish People Are Creative?

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Creativity is the process of making something unique and useful, and the successful outcome of this process is an innovation. My research focuses on the impact of broad environments, called climates, on individuals’ creativity development. As the base of the pyramid indicates (Figure 1), the most critical part of a creative process is the climates, rather than the creation or the creator. A child’s creativity can be stifled by home and school climates.

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.

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?

Creative Strength Training

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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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like. 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. Extroversion vs Introversion when it comes to creativity. Open plan offices may seem cool, but they can hurt creativity.

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.

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

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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.

16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies

BrainZooming

It’s always a wonderful inspiration for strategic and creative thinking questions (plus it’s exciting that we have a current client among the companies recognized). In the spirit of the first Agility question below, rather than trying to imagine questions from across all the companies listed, we limited the focus to creative thinking questions inspired by the top ten most innovative companies’ innovation journeys and priorities. Extreme Creativity.

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.

2017 New Year's Resolution: Be More Creative

Innovation in Practice

Many people believe they’re not creative. So a natural question may be: why bother trying to be more creative? Well, there are lots of reasons - good reasons - to increase your creative skills. And it doesn’t matter where you are on the creativity scale. Just a small improvement in your creative ability will have a big impact on your day-to-day life. Making your daily ideas better, meaning more creative, makes your everyday life better.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY

Idea Champions

And that is, precisely, what The Year of Living Creatively is all about -- an engaging, dependable, online GPS for your heart's desire. Subscriptions to The Year of Living Creatively will be available in two months (fee still-to-be-determined).

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.

Book Review: Create in a Flash

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I read many books from this topic, but this deep personal guide into creative process from an experienced practitioner is a recommendation for everyone trying to guide creative process. More information about … book creativity innovation

Six Best Books on Creativity: The Classics that Teach the How and Not the Why

Innovation in Practice

If you like creativity and innovation, there are a lot of great books out there that cover just a wide range of topics. The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms by Margaret Boden. If you are a creativity geek, and you really want to know the classics, this one is worth reading.

Who is THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY Really For?

Idea Champions

Simply put, The Year of Living Creatively is for anyone with a big idea, dream, vision, wish, aspiration, project, goal, or desire who wants to enter into a conscious process of transforming that "thing" into reality. What is the real value of The Year of Living Creatively?

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.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Unlock and Unleash Your Brilliance

Idea Champions

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

How to Identify Your YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY Project

Idea Champions

The Year of Living Creatively is a project-driven course. STRETCH: The Year of Living Creatively project you take on needs to be one that is a s-t-r-e-t-c-h for you -- not something necessarily easy to accomplish. Interested in identifying your Year of Living Creatively project?

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 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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This part of the brain is the source of improvisation

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How is it that some people are able to be creative on command, while other people find it so challenging to come up with new ideas? But why would a part of the brain become less active when someone is being more creative? Creativity improvisation spontinaeity

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