Creative Thinking: Inventing the Possible presented by Linda Nitsche session website: http://inventingthepossible.wikispaces.com
what is creativity?
Who is creative?Raise your hand.
creative frameworks Torrance deBono SCAMPER
Innovative (Divergent Thinking) Fluency Originality Resistance to Premature Closure Adaptive Elaboration Abstractnes of Titles Emotional Expressiveness, Storytelling Articulateness, Movement or Action, Expressiveness of Titles, Synthesis of Incomplete Figures, Synthesis of Lines or Circles, Unusual Visualization, Internal Visualization, Extending or Breaking Boundaries, Humor, Richness of Imagery, Colorfulness of Imagery, & Fantasy. Creative Strengths 12
FLUENCY scads Quantity HOW MANY? A BUNCH OODLES LOTS a few
FLEXIBILITY variety DIFFERENT detour ADAPT Re-direct ALTERNATIVES
ORIGINALITY UNIQUE unusual clever unobvious novel NEW
ELABORATION add on embellish stretch Expand upon ENLARGE enrich enrich
Draw 4 straight lines Without lifting your pencil from the paper Cross through every dot once •• • • • • • • •
Alternative Responses Cut the dots out, line them up and use 1 straight line. • • • • • • • • • Curve the paper around and use 1 winding line.
Alternative Responses One very fat line: • • • • • • • • •
What does SCAMPER stand for? S = Substitute? (other ingredients, materials, etc.) C = Combine? (blend etc.) A = Adapt? M = Modify, magnify, minify? P = Put to other uses? E= Eliminate? R = Reverse (roles, etc.) or rearrange (patterns, pace)?
outside the box
challenge the process
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
imagine it project creativity imagination innovation curiosity
Image Sources (Creative Commons License) in slide order: 1. brainquirks http-//www.flickr.com/photos/kire/790809806/sizes/o/2. puzzle brain http-//www.flickr.com/photos/seseskiz/2282360004/sizes/o/3. raisedhHand http-//www.flickr.com/photos/korephotos/2944049443/sizes/l/4. painting http-//www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/2998111097/sizes/l/6. barriers and bridges http-//www.flickr.com/photos/79286287@N00/215951891/sizes/l/p7. paper bag 2 http-//www.flickr.com/photos/visualarts/423183625/sizes/l/in/photostream/7. paper bag http-//www.flickr.com/photos/visualarts/423187383/sizes/l/in/photostream/8 & 9 framework2 http-//www.flickr.com/photos/glamhag/2062968045/sizes/l/8 & 20 framework1 http-//www.flickr.com/photos/livenow/185186715/sizes/l/8 & 23 framework 4 http-//www.flickr.com/photos/diegocupolo/3099917256/sizes/l/10. eggs http-//www.flickr.com/photos/italintheheart/3679974298/sizes/l/13. candy http-//www.flickr.com/photos/2870271049_385496a712_b14. gymnastics http-//www.flickr.com/photos/cpeterson79/3262492534/sizes/l/15. paper sculputre http-//www.flickr.com/photos/polyscene/2762734797/sizes/o/16. digital web http-//www.flickr.com/photos/oceanflynn/315385916/sizes/o/23. outside the box http-//www.flickr.com/photos/huffstutterrobertl/3937749595/sizes/l/24. wave http-//www.flickr.com/photos/ 2894260594_2861f151ee_b25. hammer http-//www.flickr.com/photos/183123841_3dc74c6b0a_b26. puzzlepiecehttp-//www.flickr.com/photos/3082335820_cf324bc596_b27. network trains http-//www.flickr.com/photos/95579828@N00/770949634/sizes/o/30. imagine the possible http-//www.flickr.com/photos/kretyen/2628104710/sizes/l/31. imagine http-//www.flickr.com/photos/normalityrelief/3235152269/sizes/l/32. child eye http-//www.flickr.com/photos/ 14954425_82322d95e1_b33. open source design http-//www.flickr.com/photos/pmtorrone/3066402360/sizes/o/34. rock climbing http-//www.flickr.com/photos/koalie/1699195578/sizes/l/35. globe sphere http-//www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/2044116190/sizes/o/36. sandcastle http-//www.flickr.com/photos/the_amanda/2716785994/sizes/l/38. bridge http-//www.flickr.com/photos/scotthudson/3019644249/sizes/l/