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.

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. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing. The principles of creativity.

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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. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing. The principles of creativity.

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.

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. It’s a new year.

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

Design 106

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 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.

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. And how did you approach such a process? Do you like insights into creativity like this?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Indeed, the creative process is a solitary process in essence.

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

Paul Hobcraft

Often it became the promise of having creative ways to solve solutions and work in harmony with all the rational thinking that dominates much of business thinking today, DT sounded so appealing, it quickly became “oh, we need some of that.”.

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. If your creative process needs a digital kick then The Creative life Podcast will offer just that.

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. Some of these have been transcribed directly from the many scraps of paper that got stuffed into my project folder. It all circles back to creative destruction.

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.

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. Metrics are a combination of art and science.

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.

THE CURE FOR THE CREATIVE BLUES: Self-Acknowledgment

Idea Champions

If you're a creative person regularly involved with starting new projects -- the kind unlikely to get results overnight -- here's a simple practice to save you from the all-too-familiar phenomenon of depressing yourself by focusing on the cup being half empty.

Danish hygge through innovation

Ideanote

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. .

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.

Welcome to The Gold Standard of Brainstorm Facilitation

Idea Champions

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

Artificial creativity (A.C.): Can a computer be creative? It’s scarily close

Idea to Value

In 2013, I wrote a breakthrough article on the nascent examples of computers beginning to generate ideas in a way similar to human creativity. Here I revisit the article with all-new evidence showing how close we are to artificial creativity. Creativity artificial creativity IBM Watso

You Need an Innovation Strategy (if you don’t have one, here’s your life-saving guide to get one)

Ideanote

How come that surprisingly few managers know what a successful innovation project would even look like to them? Part of the answer has to do with a common notion that innovation is a creative process and as such is supposed to be messy and hard to control.

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.

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

Translated this means that the corporate vision visualisation process is geared to develop and model the upfront thinking in a user-friendly and accessible way, so that it informs, directs and guides all follow-on transformation activity. The Visualisation Process Unpacked.

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. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Why not give them the best experience by involving them in the process?

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

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).

How Many Types of Innovation Are There? The Answer May Surprise You.

IdeaScale

Organizing the types of innovation can help streamline your processes and boost results. The pool from which innovation emerges is filled with big ideas and endless creativity. Thus, in a way, innovation is infinite, bound only by the depth of thought processes.

Six tools to improve your creativity during an innovation process

The BMI Lab Blog

Creativity is not a gift but a skill we can train with proper tools. When we introduce somebody to innovation methodologies, especially those focused on business models, the role of creativity topic usually comes up. Let us explore the most popular creativity tools for innovation.

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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. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

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.

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. Creativity is an openness to the unknown.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

—– In a recent workshop with a large company focused on the Innovation@50x process, I mentioned that founders and intraprenuers operate more like artists than accountants – on day one they see something no one else does. The process is akin to pitching a VC firm.

Endless Encores

CorporateIntel

Daphne Lonner is a tremendously accomplished CEO who has been thrown more than once in her resilient career by the forces of creative destruction. Paul Beckett is a rising executive who has quickly gone from recent rags to modest riches, but whose latest project is on the brink of failure.

The Real Value of Confusion

Idea Champions

Are you confused about how to proceed with your hottest project? In fact, it's often a necessary part of the creative process. Then, we try to diffuse the process (by regressing or denying.) Baffled? Bamboozled? If so, take heart! Confusion is not always a bad thing.