Insights Into the Creative Process

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Insights Into the Creative Process

  1. 1. Insights Into the Creative Process Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  2. 2. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Creative Process Paradigms Whole Brain Function Adult Skill Acquisition
  3. 3. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Creative Process Paradigms Whole Brain Function Adult Skill Acquisition
  4. 4. Paradigm <ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Set of rules </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Theories </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  5. 5. The Franklin Paradigm Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  6. 6. Paradigms Glocal Vantage, Inc. Normal Progress Anomalies Crisis Revolution
  7. 7. Glocal Vantage, Inc. A profound discovery which is essentially an inconsistency in the system causes a reorganization of the whole thing. And that reorganization is the central act of imagination. Jacob Bronowski
  8. 8. Normal Progress = Puzzle Solving Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  9. 9. Normal Progress <ul><li>Behavior is consistent with the past </li></ul><ul><li>Shared paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>Solving a problem is achieving the anticipated in a new way </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals are driven by the challenge of the puzzle </li></ul><ul><li>Problems are assumed to have solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Highly cumulative enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of specialized groups and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Leads to rigidity & resistance to change </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  10. 10. Anomalies <ul><li>Disagreements between observations and paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>Some solved by minor positive changes to paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>Others are set aside </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  11. 11. Crisis <ul><li>Collection of anomalies </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery of a destructive anomaly </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  12. 12. Revolution <ul><li>Begin to lose faith and consider alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>One paradigm is rejected only when another one is available </li></ul><ul><li>Judgement to reject old & accept new </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison with world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison with each other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defenders of old can always point to problems that new paradigm has not solved but is easy for the old </li></ul><ul><li>Decision to switch is ultimately based not on the past achievements but on future promise </li></ul><ul><li>History is rewritten </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  13. 13. S Curves Glocal Vantage, Inc. Time Problem Solving Ability
  14. 14. S Curves Glocal Vantage, Inc. Time Problem Solving Ability Paradigm 1 Paradigm 2
  15. 15. Paradigm Paradox Glocal Vantage, Inc. Anomaly exists only against the background of the paradigm.
  16. 16. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Robust Paradigm Change Resistance Sensitivity to Anomaly Paradox
  17. 17. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. Francis Bacon
  18. 18. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Creative Process Paradigms Whole Brain Function Adult Skill Acquisition
  19. 19. Whole Brain Function <ul><li>L Mode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A shoot of the sporophyte of a higher plant that is modified for reproduction and consists of a structured axis bearing modified leaves. </li></ul></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc. <ul><li>R Mode </li></ul>
  20. 20. Whole Brain Function <ul><li>L Mode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>y = mx+b </li></ul></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc. <ul><li>R Mode </li></ul>
  21. 21. Whole Brain Function <ul><li>L Mode </li></ul><ul><li>R Mode </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc. A B C D A B C D Time
  22. 22. Whole Brain Function <ul><li>L Mode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbolic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linear </li></ul></ul><ul><li>R Mode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonverbal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthetic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concrete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analogical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-temporal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-rational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spatial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holistic </li></ul></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  23. 23. Franklin Paradigm Glocal Vantage, Inc. L Mode Paradigm R Mode Past experience Prestige Pride Image Drive Timing
  24. 24. Glocal Vantage, Inc. He who has collected the most toys when he dies wins!
  25. 25. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Creative Process Paradigms Whole Brain Function Adult Skill Acquisition
  26. 26. Adult Skill Acquisition Glocal Vantage, Inc. Novice Advanced Beginner Competence Proficiency Expert
  27. 27. Novice <ul><li>Objective features </li></ul><ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Context free descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Performance judged on how well rules are followed </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise of skill at this level is demanding of full concentration </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  28. 28. Advanced Beginner <ul><li>Situational aspects begin to be considered </li></ul><ul><li>Communication by examples </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  29. 29. Competence <ul><li>Increased experience renders previous strategies unworkable </li></ul><ul><li>Goal oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on relevant features </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Become involved </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  30. 30. Proficiency <ul><li>Intuitive understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Develop organization and structure </li></ul><ul><li>Thinks analytical about what to do </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  31. 31. Expertise <ul><li>Performs appropriate actions </li></ul><ul><li>No problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>No reasoning </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  32. 32. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Creative Process Paradigms Whole Brain Function Adult Skill Acquisition
  33. 33. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Skill Acquisition Paradigm Progress Thinking Novice Normal Progress Non Creative Advanced Beginner Competence Anomalies Puzzle Solving Proficiency Crisis Creative Expertise Revolution
  34. 34. Glocal Vantage, Inc. What type of activity are you engaging in when you get your creative ideas?
  35. 35. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Skill Acquisition Thinking Characteristics Novice Symbolic L Mode Single Logical Process Analytic Advanced Beginner Competence Proficiency Expertise Intuitive R Mode Multiple Holistic Processes Non verbal Spatial
  36. 36. The Gossamer Albatross Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  37. 37. Lessons <ul><li>There was a need </li></ul><ul><li>Not tied to existing ways of thought </li></ul><ul><li>Idea occurred while performing an expert skill </li></ul><ul><li>Expert in several skills </li></ul><ul><li>Melded different technologies to create solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Courage to pursue </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  38. 38. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Expertise in several fields increases probability of creative behavior!
  39. 39. Creative Process Glocal Vantage, Inc. Insight Saturation Incubation Aha! Verification
  40. 40. Creative Person Glocal Vantage, Inc. Explorer Warrior Judge Artist Creative Person
  41. 41. Glocal Vantage, Inc. Models Thinking Style Insight Explorer State Whole Brain Saturation Problem (R/L Mode) Incubation Artist Develop R Mode Alternatives Aha! Verification Judge Evaluate L Mode Warrior Implement Whole Brain
  42. 42. Questions <ul><li>Are you driven by improper forces? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you equated luck with skill? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have the “Franklin Paradigm” for your business? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you ready for the arctic environment of the future? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you take the new technology and innovations with you but not utilize their full potential/ </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you in the creative process? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you carry silver spoons into an environment in which there is no need for spoons? </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.
  43. 43. Glocal Vantage, Inc. <ul><li>PO Box 161475 </li></ul><ul><li>Austin, TX 78716 </li></ul><ul><li>(512) 632-6586 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.glocalvantage.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://incollaboration.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: innovant2003 </li></ul>Glocal Vantage, Inc.

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