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Exercise to generate and measure ideas

  1. 1. Exercise to generate and measure ideas (from the coursera course Creativity, Innovation, and Change by Dr. Jack V. Matson, Dr. Kathryn W. Jablokow, Dr. Darrell Velegol) By Enrique Posada Una canción semanal Participar en concurso Estudiar los clásicos Poemas leídos en you tube Pedir que otro lea lo que escribo Escribir a la esposa Escribir luego de recoger los sueños Aprender a declamar Escribir en triángulo Ideas sobre Poesía Escribir de para atrás Un poema diario Agotar temas
  2. 2. Measuring Your Ideas As Jack mentioned in the video on Metrics, learning how to measure our ideas is an important skill that can help us track our creative progress. In this exercise, we want you to practice measuring your ideas using several simple metrics and then reflect on your observations. Instructions: Step 1: First, you need to record some ideas! Choose a particular day and a particular time period in which to record them. It could be 15 minutes on a Tuesday, or an hour on Saturday morning, or the 2-hour train ride to a business meeting, or an entire weekend! If you can, choose several different days and times to record your ideas, so you can see how your ideas vary under different circumstances. For whichever times you’ve chosen, record your ideas in some concrete way – write them down, tweet them, leave a voice mail, send an email, use a voice recorder, or draw a picture … whatever works for you! Step 2: Now, we’d like you to measure your ideas using the 4+ metrics listed below. It’s important to remember that you are NOT judging your ideas in this exercise. The point is to observe and measure your ideas in different ways, so you can decide for yourself how you want to improve them. So, start here: • Quantity: How many ideas did you generate each time? • Variety: How different are the ideas from each other? (You might use a simple Likert scale for this – e.g., very similar, moderately similar, moderately different, very different). • Novelty: What kind of novelty do your ideas represent? Are they more adaptively creative (i.e., ideas that refine, polish, or tune up something) or more innovatively creative (i.e., ideas that reframe, reconfigure, or dismantle something) – or do you have some of both? • Efficiency: How efficient are your ideas in terms of implementation? Can they be put into practice right away using things that already exist, or will new systems or infrastructure be needed before they can be realized? • Your Choice! What other ways can you measure your ideas? Choose other metrics that you think are meaningful and apply them to your ideas as well. Step 3: Finally, it’s time to reflect on your observations. What have you discovered about your ideas? When do you generate more or less of them, for example? Do you tend to generate ideas that dig down into a particular line of
  3. 3. thinking, or do your ideas tend to spread out like a fan? What kind of novelty do you tend to create, and how easy or hard will it be to implement your ideas in the short/long term? What patterns do you see in your ideas, and how are those patterns both enabling and limiting to you over time? If you could change the way you generate ideas, what would you like to do differently? Resultados Cantidad de ideas 13 Tiempo 10 minutos Variedad Grupos de ideas Estudio (1) Escribir (7) Divulgar (4) Relacionar (5) Temas (2) Novedad (4) Integración (4) Novedad Un 40 % Eficiencia Alta Logros Ideas que significan logros potenciales (5) Commentaries
  4. 4. Using a mind map helps. I tend to propose ideas that have novelty, but that I can implement. I tend to relate themes. It is easy for me to get ideas. They are variable and entertaining.

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