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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.

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Barriers to innovation, the cause and effect.

Paul Hobcraft

Today most organizations have barriers towards creativity, ideas and innovation. The overriding tendency is to reduce risk and stifle the creativity that challenges the status quo or current design. Enabling technology and processes. Seeing the barriers, the causes and effects.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

Far too many people are claiming to be design thinkers, after simply attending very limited “crash course” or “boot camps” and do not have the deep investment and experience to be true ‘design thinkers’ If this continues design thinking will fail in its potential to be a really good creative problem-solving approach. Fun and engaging perhaps but it needed to be separated and contained. Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

When DT is applied to business or social issues it is by making creativity logical, you have its power of contribution, it can transform our innovative solutions. Design thinking is a highly creative problem-solving approach with a toolkit of methods but more a specific mindset where adapting is constant. Design thinking as something far too prescribed ‘dulls’ the process. All this adds up to a creative process. Strengthening our thinking through processes.

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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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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?

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Innovation is a process that relies heavily on creativity and individual thinking, and these are things that don’t come easily. Advantages of Creative Thinking Exercises. Here are some of the advantages of using creative thinking exercises.

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16 scientifically proven ways to enhance your creativity

Idea to Value

People often think that science and creativity are not related. In fact, over the past few decades , a huge amount of research has begun showing us exactly what causes our creativity, what reduces it, and even what enhances it. Incubate and allow the natural creative process to work.

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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. Idea Management encourages engagement with your customers and team. Engaging with your customers and employees is nothing but a competitive advantage for your company. Customer Engagement. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Employee engagement.

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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.

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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?

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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. You might consider overall time spent on the project, time from first meeting to product launch, customer feedback, or employee engagement. Why do startups have a head start in innovation?

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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. Idea Management encourages engagement with your customers and team. Engaging with your customers and employees is nothing but a competitive advantage for your company. Customer Engagement. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Employee engagement.

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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.

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How to Set Up an Ideation Session that Delivers Breakthrough Results

Flying Fish Lab

Every great product or service in the market today started out as an idea in someone’s head, and it was brought to life by a group of creative, motivated, and inspired people. Ideation: Planting the seeds of creativity.

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How to Set Up an Ideation Session that Delivers Breakthrough Results

Flying Fish Lab

Every great product or service in the market today started out as an idea in someone’s head, and it was brought to life by a group of creative, motivated, and inspired people. Ideation: Planting the seeds of creativity.

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Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. Far too often, engaging and innovative meetings are rare and fall short of accomplishing their goals. What activities can be used to boost participation and engagement?

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THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Next Course Begins on January 16th

Idea Champions

The Year of Living Creatively is a highly engaging, eight-week online course that helps aspiring innovators transform their inspired visions and ideas into new products, new services, new forms of expression, new businesses, and breakthrough ways of living.

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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.

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THINKING PARADOXICALLY

Michael Michalko

Dr. Albert Rothenberg, a noted researcher on the creative process, has extensively studied the use of opposites in the creative process. He identified a process he terms “Janusian thinking,” a process named after Janus, a Roman God who has two faces, each looking in the opposite direction. When Josh Opperman’s girl friend left him after a three-month engagement, he was crushed. Read the following top down. Happiness comes from within”.

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Naming Workshop

InnovationTraining.org

After learning our process you’ll be able to create names, names, names, and more names for anything new that pops up. We believe in this naming process so much that it’s even been used to decide on names for children!

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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.

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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.

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INNOVATING THROUGH CONSTRAINTS

ImagineNation

Knowing how to generate and catalyse creative ideas through rapidly innovating through constraints? What if we started shifting the dialogue to rapidly engage people in innovating through constraints? How might we ignite people’s creativity, safely develop better ideas?

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Want to Become a Certified FREE THE GENIE Facilitator?

Idea Champions

If you are looking for a simple, engaging way to spark powerful new ideas for your friends, colleagues, team, department, or clients, you have come to the right place. Aspiring innovators didn't want a "do-it-yourself creative thinking tool." I see myself as a creative person.".

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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. How to catalyze creativity and innovation in others. Every story has a back story.

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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?

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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.

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Customer Co-Creation: A Deeper Path to Empathic Understanding

Legacy Innovation Group

Businesses have begun to realize however that rather than – or in some cases, in addition to – spending millions each year on conducting market research in a simulated or hypothesized manner, they can often get better insights, and at less cost, by engaging customers directly in a co-creative process. Here, Designers and Researchers can engage directly with would-be customers to explore certain problem spaces and their corresponding solution spaces.

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What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

InnovationTraining.org

As the course proceeds, readers are invited to engage with others to have critical conversations that can deepen our insights and broaden our reach and influence. Six Stage Collaborative Negotiation Process. Build agreements by a consensus of those engaged.

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Idea Generation in Business: Eight Techniques to Supercharge Creativity

Qmarkets

When it comes to overseeing an idea management program involving thousands of employees or customers, it is crucial that the process is structured in a way that helps participants to generate the best ideas. Rearrange or Reverse: “What would happen if this process was reversed?” “How

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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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Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

Area manufacturers, process improvement and quality leaders, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Gregg Fraley is the author of Jack’s Notebook, a business novel about creative process. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started. Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago.

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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).

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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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Unlocking Potential with an Innovation Pilot – 6 Reasons for SMEs to use Idea Management Tools

Qmarkets

One of the most crucial advantages that smaller companies have over their larger rivals is their ability to be creative. The Scale of Engagement . On the other side of the scale, the smaller a company is the easier it is to engage the whole workforce.

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

Idea to Value

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.

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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.

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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. Extremely engaging and enlightening brainstorming sessions." - Karen Lazan, Marketing Director, Pfizer.

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Good Business Is the Best Art

Innovation in Practice

Because art transforms something that was once utilitarian into a vessel of engagement, like Warhol did for the Campbell’s soup can. Being an artist of business involves taking a product and turning it into an experience that engages the consumer and makes them a fan and loyalist for life because they are drawn to the product and to the emotions the product evokes. WeWork offers a panoply of services designed to instill and instigate creativity within its community.

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IdeaScale and The Idea Guy Team Up to Create Best-in-Class Training

IdeaScale

Are you looking for training that will build systemic creativity within your organization? According to a recent release on PR.com , the partnership will add creativity training to innovation management by offering best practices while increasing an already substantial return on investment.

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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.

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Good Business Is the Best Art

Innovation in Practice

Because art transforms something that was once utilitarian into a vessel of engagement, like Warhol did for the Campbell’s soup can. Being an artist of business involves taking a product and turning it into an experience that engages the consumer and makes them a fan and loyalist for life because they are drawn to the product and to the emotions the product evokes. WeWork offers a panoply of services designed to instill and instigate creativity within its community.