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

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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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Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey and the Creative Process

Idea Champions

During the past 50 years, quite a few researchers, social scientists, and psychologists have written about the creative process, positing a number of models to help clarify its stages. In my experience, the creative process is very much a classical hero's journey.

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.

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.

How Creative Hobbies Can Help Improve Your Overall Health

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While traditional forms of self-care like eating a healthy diet and exercising will never go out of style to maintain your health, have you ever considered how creative hobbies can better your well-being, too? . Maybe you’re a naturally creative person. Creative Hobbies Are Ongoing.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In


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 S4E85: Cliff Goldmacher – What business can learn from songwriting

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Cliff is a Grammy-recognised, #1 chart-topping hit Songwriter, and we speak about his creative process, collaborating with other artists, and finding out what companies can learn from songwriting.

Innovation Hacks: Lessons Learned from Successful Startups


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.

What We Mean When We Say “Machine Learning”


So in this article we will address a new emerging theme: machine learning and try to answer the question “ who learns faster, a machine or an human?” ” What we mean when we say “learning” “Learning” is defined as changing the system´s state to produce an output based on objective functional goals. People can get stuck in the process of learning. How does a machine learn? But are they actually learning?

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. In terms of creating “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” (BHAGs) and developing an indisputable culture, there are few organizations that rival Pentagon innovations.

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.

An Interview with the Writer of TV’s “Monk”: What Innovators Can Learn from Mysteries

Stephen Shapiro

To learn more about the how the stories are written, I reached out to Hy Conrad. Let’s start with your creative process. What’s the thought process? Creating whodunit puzzles is a learned skill. The big twists never changed during the writing process.

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


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. Both are integral components of the visionary innovator’s creative process. At first glance, creative facilitation and narrative building exercises may appear silly or frivolous.

How to Come Up with Disruptive Ideas Using ‘Random Words’? [Including Video]


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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Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

You’ll need to learn how to use what your imagination is giving you. 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 visioningFive Magic Imagination Guidelines.

How “Tip of your tongue” moments help explain creativity

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So what can we learn about creativity from this? Why do we sometimes find the correct, creative answers long after setting our mind the challenge? The answer seems to be related to a process called incubation, one of the five stages of the creative process.

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards


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.

16 scientifically proven ways to enhance your creativity

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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.

Helping Kids Foster and Keep Creativity

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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.

Podcast S3E43: Joshua Seth – The importance of letting go of expectations

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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.

How to Make a Concept Model

Boxes and Arrows

The best known in start-up circles is the lean startup process. But mostly in hopes of learning a way to make a good concept model. The workshop was brain-candy and eye-opening: they covered how the brain processes information and how ways of interacting with information can promote understanding. Both books benefit greatly by clear and succinct conceptual models, and the former even talks about how to use them in the design process: Purpose—What are concept models for?

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.

Trusting the Process

Boxes and Arrows

In design school, when a classmate was uncertain about an ambiguous direction, we urged them to trust the process. In this article, I’ll discuss three methods we use to reassure our clients when trust the process isn’t enough. By contributing alongside us, clients can see firsthand what goes into the creative process and how the research inputs lead to the output. Sell the process, not the deliverable. Not so—constraints are fuel for creativity.

7 Best Practices for Your Next Innovation Training Session


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?


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?


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.

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.


Michael Michalko

A comparable process operates within us as individuals. A comparable process operates within us as individuals. Leonardo da Vinci believed that to gain knowledge about the form of problems, you begin by learning how to restructure it in many different ways.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Unlock and Unleash Your Brilliance

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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.

Companies should penalize employees for their inaction, not for their failures


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. At any rate, failures should at least be tolerated because they make up a key stage of the creative process. Innovative businesses celebrate learning, not doing more of the same.

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

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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

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.

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.

#1,818 – Podcast Alarm Clock

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But at least you can start learning right away, primed to hit the ground running while starting your day in style. The study looked at morning and evening MRI scans and observed that mornings showed more connections in the brain— a key element to the creative process.”

APPLIED CREATIVITY: A New Book by Mitch Ditkoff

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For the past 11 years, I've been writing a series of articles on creativity for my Heart of Innovation blog. I'm in the process, now, of editing it. The Hero's Journey and the Creative Process. The Creativity Manifesto 6. The Challenge Most Creative People Face.


Idea Champions

Once a week, for eight weeks, participants in The Year of Living Creatively course receive three, online self-inquiry pages from the list below. Make More Time for Creativity. The Ten Characteristics of a Highly Creative People. Develop Your Own Natural Practice of Creativity.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Next Course Begins on Sept. 12th

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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.

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.


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There are two kinds of benefits you will receive from participating in The Year of Living Creatively. And second, you'll develop the kind of skills, mindset, and mojo you'll need to succeed with any creative project of yours in the future. Who created the Year of Living Creatively?

Collaborative innovation as opportunity for change

The Future Shapers

This makes the processes become “co-“: collaborative, cooperative and coordinated. . Innovating is the result of a process of deep dialogue with our ego and creating alliances between different minds and ideas, where opportunities to collaborate arise. Mass creativity .

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. They can be too passive, boring, yield few ideas (and even fewer creative innovations), last too long, and result in too much discussion and too little action.

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.