CreativityNorHashim Abu SamahLecturer in TechnopreneurshipSPACE, UTM
What is Creativity?• Creativity is the ability to see the same thingsas everyone else but think something different.• Creativity involves the translation of our uniquegifts and talents into something that is bothnew and useful.• Creativity is an important element in findingnew ways to do old things and ways to dothings yet undone.
Definition (wikipedia)• Creativity is a mental and social processinvolving the discovery of new ideas orconcepts, or new associations of thecreative mind between existing ideas orconcepts.
Components of creativity• Knowledge – all the relevant understanding anindividual bring to bear on a creative effort.• Creative thinking – related to how peopleapproach problem and depends on personalityand thinking or work style.• Motivation – generally accepted as a key tocreative production, and the most important areintrinsic passion and interest in the work itself.
Creative Thinking• Creative Thinking refers to the ability toform new combinations of ideas to fulfil aneed, or to get original or otherwiseappropriate results by the criteria of thedomain in question.http://www.adprima.com/thinkskl.htm
The Occurrence of Creativity• When creativity emerges, it often occurs inthe form of an intuitive flash of insight.• It is usually just the complete idea that isrevealed. Equations, testing, and analysiscome much later.
Barriers to Creativity• Self-constraining beliefs – the participantmakes the problem more difficult byassuming certain constraining conditionsthat do not exist.• Fears, beliefs, and stresses – people thatfear criticism or have strong beliefs mayhave limited ability to be “free” and creative.• Routines and rigidity – this may inhibit theinformation gathering, interactions, andincubation of thought that leads to creativity.
What is an Illusion?il·lu·sion (-lzhn) noun1. a. An erroneous perception of reality.b. An erroneous concept or belief.2. The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.3. Something, such as a fantastic plan or desire, that causes anerroneous belief or perception.4. Illusionism in art.• Latin root of illusion is illudere which means “to mock”• Optical illusions mock our trust in our senses• Suggest that the eye is not a passive camera; rather,perception is an active process that takes place in thebrain and is not directly predictable from simpleknowledge of physical relationships
This dual-outletcompact chargingstation for electricvehicles connects tothe electrical grid,providing a much-needed infrastructurefor these alternative-fuel vehicles. Inaddition, the compactconnector makes foran approachableexperience for allusers.Creative Products
The LiftPod is a personal, portableaerial work platform designed as analternative to ladders. Powered byany standard 18-volt cordless drill oran optional power pack, the LiftPodgives users a 360-degree range ofmotion at a working height of up to14 feet. It can be assembled by oneperson in less than 30 seconds, andbecause of its light weight, it can bemoved around a job site by a singleperson.Creative Product
This performancebasketball shoe is madefrom manufacturing waste.It incorporates leftovermaterials—leather andsynthetic leather, foam,and rubber—into newshoes without sacrificingany of the performanceaspects that come fromshoes made from virginmaterials.Creative Product
Bike lanes have proven tobe an effective method ofprotecting cyclists oncongested roads, yet theycan be prohibitivelyexpensive to install.LightLane provides analternative. Using a laser,a rider projects a crisplydefined virtual bike laneonto the pavement, givingdrivers a familiar boundaryto avoid. With this widermargin of safety, bikers willregain their confidence toride at night, making thebicycle a more viablecommuting alternative.Creative Product
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Teneo is a storagesystem for everythingthat doesnt fit on yourcomputer: books,papers, files, othertechnology devices,personal items. Thesystems 20 parts canbe combined to makemore than 80 products,including credenzas,easels, lecterns, bookand project carts, andsupply islands.Creative Product
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The StructuralEconomic Expansion inDetroit (SEED) masstransit system is aneasily expandable, two-level, elevated mag-levsystem meant toconnect Detroit with thesurrounding economiesin Pontiac and AnnArbor. The system wasdesigned to revitalizethe city of Detroit,reduce urban sprawl,and create tightlyorganized communitiesaround the transitstops.Creative Product
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Creative ProductCold Chain ImmunizationContainerThe Cold ChainImmunization Containerwas designed for healthand relief organizationssuch as UNICEF andDoctors Without Borders,working in remote locationsin the developing world. Ituses a thermoelectricconduction system to keepimmunization vials cold toprotect their effectiveness.The vials are dispensedindividually without theneed to open the container.
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Being creative is the ability tothink outside the box.