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.

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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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.

Innovation Hacks: Lessons Learned from Successful Startups

IdeaScale

Choose Different Metrics The metrics you usually have for projects may simply not apply, especially if you’re doing a small-scale pilot or a similar project. Instead, choose metrics that are more informative and that tell you about the process.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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!

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. These are all ways we scaffold our understanding of projects.

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 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.

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.".

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies

mjvinnovation

In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. In this methodology, consumer opinion is essential to settle risks in any project. This facilitates and empowers all projects. In this context, implementation becomes a continuous process.

Design Thinking and Scrum: union increases productivity in companies

mjvinnovation

In this context, the combination of some innovative approaches such as Design Thinking and Scrum – one of the Agile Methodology frameworks – emerges as a strategy in business projects to increase team productivity and make valuable deliveries focused on the end customer. In this methodology, consumer opinion is essential to settle risks in any project. This facilitates and empowers all projects. In this context, implementation becomes a continuous process.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

It will focus on how to get initiatives started and how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that impede project success. You have to create projects and execute to see results. 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.

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.

How to develop innovative ideas together – online

The BMI Lab Blog

We will start with a quick brush-up: ideation is a creative process for generating and exchanging new ideas. In the process of business model innovation, ideation is the second step. After that, creativity and hence, quality declines.

Danish hygge through innovation

Ideanote

A highly effective strategy is to develop a space for people to go away from all the mess, engage and enjoy the facilities. Copenhagen’s Superkilen is a project made in a creative collaboration between BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, german Topotek 1 and Superflex. The Project is developed with the participation of the surrounding communities, holding over 50 different nationalities. . The place where they engage in the excesses like backgammon and chess.

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.

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.

Future-Proofing Financial Market Innovation – Fighting Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption

Qmarkets

Banks are opening up to the idea of looking outside of their normal creative processes, by using external sources such as crowdsourcing with customers for their next disruptive technology. Simply put, innovation management is the management of product and organizational innovation processes within an organization. You can download the full case study of Qmarkets' project for the Intesa Sanpaolo Card here

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. As a result of Idea Champions' efforts we have implemented more than 250 value-added Big Idea projects." -- Joe Belinsky, Professional Development Manager, Goodyear Rubber and Tire. Extremely engaging and enlightening brainstorming sessions" - Karen Lazan, Marketing Director, Pfizer.

Why Financial Organizations Must Fight Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption

Qmarkets

Banks are opening up to the idea of looking outside of their normal creative processes, by using external sources such as crowdsourcing with customers for their next disruptive technology. Simply put, innovation management is the management of product and organizational innovation processes within an organization. The term ‘Digital Disruption’ describes the situation where an existing industry is being altered by emerging digital technologies.

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).

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.

Why Financial Organizations Must Fight Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption

Qmarkets

Banks are opening up to the idea of looking outside of their normal creative processes, by using external sources such as crowdsourcing with customers for their next disruptive technology. Simply put, innovation management is the management of product and organizational innovation processes within an organization. The term ‘Digital Disruption’ describes the situation where an existing industry is being altered by emerging digital technologies.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

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. The overall effect of this simple document was to synchronize our collective thinking about the project.

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.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs of this blog post and will now cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or not understood by the members of your team. Few people want to deal with the Rube Goldberg-like nature of the beast -- the attempt to more dependably structure the process of originating, developing, and executing new ideas. You're busy. I get it.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

IA Summit 09 - Day 3

Boxes and Arrows

In this presentation, Dominic La Cava , Senior Information Architect at Vanguard, and Kellie Rae Carter UX researcher at Comcast Interactive Media, demonstrate how one design team incorporated game techniques into a redesign project. Insight is one of the most widely used and poorly understood concepts in the creative process. By understanding basic psychological principles we can raise the bar on our projects!

Improving the success of your employees in the front end of innovation

Ideanote

Successful ideation requires finding the right tension between creativity (flexibility) with a systematic process (control). The paradox occurs from the complex nature of the ideation process. Standardized processes help the organization continuously create valuable outcomes by implementing procedural steps. Too much control reduces the effectiveness of the creative process. Subpar ideation outcomes affect the future potential success of a project.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. Goofy, incomplete briefs that send your creatives off on a wild goose chase. You're busy.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". Just like a gardener needs a hose without holes to water their plants, so do the creative people in your organization need a hole-free way to bring their ideas to fruition.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". Just like a gardener needs a hose without holes to water their plants, so do the creative people in your organization need a hole-free way to bring their ideas to fruition.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". Just like a gardener needs a hose without holes to water their plants, so do the creative people in your organization need a hole-free way to bring their ideas to fruition.