Sustainable Creativity Fostering New Ideas De-clutter your brain, and let the ideas flow. Learn techniques which can help you be more creative and show you how to foster sustainable-creative-efforts within a young organization. 1
Who is this guy? Ehsan Noursalehi Materials Science and Engineering 2011 ENworkshop | www.enworkshop.com IPT | www.SupportIPT.com Selected Coursework PSYC 101, TE 461, PIRL, Drawing 1, Human Factors (IE 340), TE 360, UOCD, Design Drawing 2
An Agenda of Creativity Definition Ideation Techniques Application 3
Ideation Activity Supplies: Pen/Pencil 1 sheet of paper 3-5 Note cards 10
Prompt Think about all of the challenges or problems you face on a daily basis as a student at the University of Illionis. 11 3 Minutes Write down as many problems as you can think of on a sheet of paper.
Prompt 2 Based on your list of daily challenges, generate 3-5 new business ideas to resolve these unsolved problems. 12 5 Minutes Write down 1 idea per each note card.
Prompt 3 Turn a bad idea, into a good idea. Flip the idea on its head. Dream big. Make it spectacular. 13 3 Minutes Write down your new idea on the backside of the provided note card.
Do’s & Don'ts Collaborate with colleagues Build off other ideas Be inefficient Don’t take credit Don’t expect the solution to jump out instantly 14
Do’s & Don'ts (continued) Define a goal/problem Use prompts Limit yourself Look for inspiration Record all ideas Be obsessive Vote on the best ideas Don’t be afraid Don’t criticize Don’t save ideas in your head Don’t overuse or abuse Don’t get stuck Don’t multitask 15
16 How six engineers sustained creative efforts for six weeks Application to IPT …with nine, 3-hr sessions.