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.

Innovation Hacks: Lessons Learned from Successful Startups

IdeaScale

Here are some lessons to learn from how startups innovate quickly and turn into established companies. Instead, choose metrics that are more informative and that tell you about the process. To learn more about the innovation process, join our newsletter today.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

InnovationTraining.org

That’s why I’ve recently published, What Matters At Work , a learning Guide that helps all of us who are determined to provide outstanding leadership and service some important ways to do so. Six Stage Collaborative Negotiation Process. Build agreements by a consensus of those engaged.

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.

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?

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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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.

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 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. In this way, scaffolding is a form of learning.

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.

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.

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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IA Summit 09 - Day 3

Boxes and Arrows

Insight is one of the most widely used and poorly understood concepts in the creative process. Lessons from Slime Mold: How to Survive and Thrive in Ever-Changing Organizational Environments – Kate Rutter How can we stay effective, be engaged and create great work in an environment that is ever changing and in constant flux? Now it’s time learn a bit about the art and science of seductive interactions. Tags: Learning From Others Podcasts

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.

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. So modern-day artists of business can learn a lot from Warhol’s approach to sharing.

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.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

Leaders need to learn the basics, then step up and make it happen,” said Jason Williams, assistant director of the Society of Innovators. 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. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started.

How to transform your organizational culture with Design Thinking

mjvinnovation

Companies of all sizes, operating in the most diverse segments, strive to promote creativity, consequently innovating consciously. Some methods can help with this process, methods that are made just for this. It is necessary to consider – and we will talk about this later – that Design Thinking is not just a creative process. And that is the death of creativity and innovation.

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.

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. So modern-day artists of business can learn a lot from Warhol’s approach to sharing.

Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

Innovation Excellence

This is particularly engaging because solving problems is directly rooted in our evolutionary need to innovate. Thus, learning to explore and question the unknown is where the magic truly happens. Identify the right problem. Who doesn’t love to solve a great mystery?

Segmentation is Killing Your Brand: Five Reasons To Find Your Unicorn Customer

Innovation in Practice

The creative process will become easier, and everything the brand does will be more thoroughly informed by this one anchoring concept. You focus in on that one person – your ideal mate – and learn everything you can about them – their favorite flowers, what TV shows they like, what they do on Friday nights. Learn more about the ideal customer and let those insights inform the brand identity. by Deb Gabor.

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. I want to note how impressed we all were with Idea Champions' insight and understanding of our business and creative needs, as well as the varied and constructive techniques you used to take us through the creative process." - Gabrielle Del Sesto, VP, MTV Networks.

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).

Be the Disrupter, not the Disrupted: Here’s How to Stimulate Innovation

Daniel Burrus

In fact, if you go way back in history, many cultures believed that the most brilliant and creative minds were the result of a unique relation with a mythical being such as a muse or even a daemon. Thankfully we don’t live in ancient times; there are steps everyone can take to becoming a pre-active creative thinker that don’t involve muses. The more you are engaged in the creative process the more innovative connections your mind will be trained to make.

The Wisdom of Not Knowing

IdeaConnection

Inviting the unknown is essential for creativity yet too often fear, uncertainty, comfort, stability and familiarity get in the way. In this interview, Estelle talks about her own experience with the unknown and how it can spur creativity. Your book has a chapter on creativity subtitled ‘Opening the Gates of Insight and Innovation’. The creative process always involves an immersion in what is unknown, something that has previously never existed.

The Origins of Design Thinking

Business Innovation Design

Design thinking is created because big corporation lack the ability to be creative and on extreme cases, aren't able to create new products and services that meet unmet needs of their customers. Because of 20th century education system that fostered dominant logic and disregard creativity, people grew up with an overpowered mindset and skill-set of managing value. This is a big problem for organizations because executives initially cannot comprehend the nature of creatives.

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

Example corporate vision traits include: Inspiring: motivates and engages employees and is something that employees view as desirable and useful. People-oriented leaders engage, empower, energise, excite and rally (I ran out of e-words!) In order to engage and galvanise people to the cause, the vision needs to articulate a promise of change that people can relate to. To achieve this I implement two parallel processes working in harmony together. Setting The Scene.

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.

Think Like a Traveler

Michael Roberto

IDEO's Tom and Dave Kelley wrote a wonderful book together a few years ago titled, "Creative Confidence." In the book, they offer tons of ideas on how to spark creativity in your organization, based mostly on their work developing design thinking as a process and set of tools for creating breakthrough innovations. We learn a lot when we travel not becuase we are any smarter on the road, but because we pay such close attention. creativity design thinking innovation

PBTO57: Liminal Thinking – Creating change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs with Dave Gray

Rmukesh Gupta

Why is he on the show: He is a visual artist and uses agile, iterative techniques like Visual Thinking , Culture Mapping , and Gamestorming to get people engaged and involved in co-creating clear, unique and executable business strategies. What does his creative process looks like? What are his routines that support his creativity? Where does he get creative ideas from ? What is his learning habits? Who is on the show: In this episode, we host Dave Gray.