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 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.

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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.

Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level

mjvinnovation

The key factor to help you leverage your business may be the combination of project management methodologies, such as Design Thinking and Scrum. In this methodology, the consumer’s opinion is fundamental to avoid risks in every project: when the result focuses on the client’s mind, respecting their experiences, desires and challenges, the gap where errors may occur becomes much smaller. This format minimizes risk, reduces rework, and makes project management more productive.

How to Identify Your YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY Project

Idea Champions

The Year of Living Creatively is a project-driven course. We're talking "skin in the game," "stake in the ground," and "chips on the table" -- a project you are committed to -- or, at the very least, a project you want to be committed to.

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.

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.

Do You Want My Opinion?

CorporateIntel

With another trip around the sun completed and ahead, we mortals often go to our cabinets to withdraw the long-procrastinated projects we someday hope to deploy. If you’ve partaken in-depth of the creative process, you know they aren’t the same. The effect is net neutral because either way I have added no value to your project. The creative process is laden with setbacks, but each time we find a nugget of corrective action, we can improve.

Innovation 101

Gregg Fraley

The essential content of the virtual seminar has to do with the essential best-practices of innovation, including frameworks, culture building, and most importantly, establishing a cycle of projects. Kick Start Ideas That Lead to Growth.

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.

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.

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!

Who is THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY Really For?

Idea Champions

Maybe you thought it would be indulgent of you to take on this project or had other responsibilities you needed to attend to. What is the real value of The Year of Living Creatively? How to identify the project you want to work on. Well, let's start at the beginning.

George Fankhauser

Innovation 360 Group

He successfully managed change projects in software development, automation, agile innovation processes and platform management. Furthermore, as a facilitator and inventor he actively participates in the creative process. As a former project portfolio leader and coach his working style has always been structured and people-oriented ensuring timely results. Innovation processes, hybrid agile/stage-gate implementations. Based in Zürich Area, Switzerland.

Agile 40

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.

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?

On Getting the Help You Want

Idea Champions

Baked into the learning process are some simple ways to help participants become aware of the places inside themselves where they may be tangled or challenged in their approach. Make a list of everything you don't know about your project. The Hero's Journey and the Creative Process.

What Is the Real Value of "THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY"

Idea Champions

There are two kinds of benefits you will receive from participating in The Year of Living Creatively. First, you'll make major progress on a passionate project of yours that needs a major jolt. CLARITY: The creative process is often an unsettling experience.

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.

Implementing New Circular Business Models with the Circular Navigator Methodology

The BMI Lab Blog

The process: Seven steps to implement circular ecosystems Impulse: The company recognizes the need for change in the way of doing business, such as altering consumer behaviour and legislation, reducing resource dependencies and costs and increasing motivation for its employees.

Inside the mind of a creative genius: Werner Herzog

Idea to Value

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.

Sabina Svensson

Innovation 360

Sabina is a passionate innovation expert who thrives from connecting the dots between people, business and creativity. From various experiences over the years – in management consulting, branding & communications, product development, strategy and creative process – Sabina has developed a never-ending hunger for turning needs and opportunities into creative ideas and products. Innovation Process. Ideation and creative process.

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

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.

Joanna Sjölander

Innovation 360

I also enjoy the creative process of business development and marketing, as in developing new markets and exciting brands. I excel at leading complex projects including building teams and managing subcontractors and I have vast experience of managing projects as well as business management, market development, international relations, government sales, marketing, communications, business strategy, budget responsibility and leadership. Based in Norrköping, Sweden.

Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: Find out what the differences are

mjvinnovation

Open Innovation is greatly enhanced in businesses undergoing a so-called digital transformation — business models supported by the adoption of disruptive technologies that transform the consumer experience and the operational processes of companies in addition to influencing business models.

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.

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

Imaginatik

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 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.

25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Why make the effort to become more creative? Realize you already ARE creative: Most of us are subject to the myth that only some people are creative.

Design Thinking Tools: how to use them to solve complex problems

mjvinnovation

This is because they break down the complexity of processes so that the designer has a full 360-degree view of the problem, anchoring them in their way of thinking. To make it even simpler, you could say that Design Thinking is an innovative approach based on the designer’s thoughts, combining creativity and empathy to create innovative solutions. Interviews: obtaining information through dialogue, mainly with users/developers about the product/service/process.

Interested in Becoming a Zoomstorming Facilitator?

Idea Champions

Zoomstorming is a 60-90 minute online brainstorming process that sparks clarity, insights, new ideas, and the kind of positive mindset needed for aspiring innovators to make meaningful progress with a new venture, idea, problem, or opportunity. I see myself as a creative person.".

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. GFi is a consultancy that focuses on innovation training, project facilitation, and innovation culture building. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started.

Do We Need Team-Players Anymore?

The Human Factor

From a colleague asking a question to coworkers’ chat distracting you, team-players rarely get to finish a project without being disturbed. You are at your most creative when you work without interruptions. While there is nothing wrong with organizing a creative brainstorming with the team, you’re most likely to be able to turn those ideas into a great podcast or blog article if you can think your way through it alone. contributed post –.

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.

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. Yet it feels useful and needs to be more embraced for its creative value. Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking.

Trusting the Process

Boxes and Arrows

One reason projects are poorly scoped is our clients’ discomfort with ambiguity. 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. Involve clients throughout the project. Regular client checkpoints throughout a project’s life mean clients can track the progress of a solution.

It’s a Hard Rock Life

CorporateIntel

The book is rock and roll, the process of performing it no less so. I have an eclectic process I use to write a novel. I usually have a protagonist identified and a very rough roadmap of a plot that will deliver that character’s arc, but even before I begin the detailed process of outlining, I start a page of ideas I call “collecting.” Some of these have been transcribed directly from the many scraps of paper that got stuffed into my project folder.

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. The intoxicating nature of spontaneity -- and the likelihood that it will lead to more projects -- has a tendency to sidetrack. Many creative people have more projects "on the table" than they can execute.

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. Idea Champions brings a creative, energetic and fun approach to idea generation.

12 Future-focused Podcasts That Will Spark Your Next Innovation Idea

Innovation Walk

It has an expertly edited mix of commentary, audio clips for flavour, and features with creative thinkers that tend to work among projects you may have heard about. The Creative Life Podcast: Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas | James Taylor The Creative Life process thrives best among different views. If your creative process needs a digital kick then The Creative life Podcast will offer just that. Top five, top ten, top 100.

How to Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results)

Innovators Alliance

Yet we all throw around terms like creativity, breakthroughs, and disruptive innovation. Some might argue that the very act of measuring anything “creative” stifles it out of the gate, or that innovation is just plain impossible to quantify. More importantly, do you really want to leave the future up to creative chance? If you go too far–like 3M did when they applied the rigorous Six Sigma model to its creative process–you might actually get less of what you really want.

Persona Grata

Boxes and Arrows

As for adoption, many say they use personas, but few designers I’ve met actually use them as a part of their core creative process. I once also viewed personas with disdain, but once I started using them in my own work, something interesting happened: My process became more efficient and fun, while the fruits of my labor became more impactful and useful to others. I saw that personas are an essential part of what constitutes the goal-directed process.