Creative Invention Task


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Creative Invention Task

  1. 1. Creative Invention Task – Part I <ul><li>Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Randomly pick three of these object parts </li></ul><ul><li>Take a minute to imagine a new object using these three parts. The objects should be interesting looking and possibly useful. Don’t worry about what it might be used for </li></ul><ul><li>You can vary the size, position, orientation and material of the parts, as long as you don’t alter the basic shape (except for the wire and the tube which can be bent) </li></ul><ul><li>Once you come up with something, draw a picture of it. Then proceed to part II on the next slide. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a category from the list on the right. </li></ul><ul><li>Then interpret what your object could be used for and how it would function. </li></ul><ul><li>For your reference, an example has been provided on the next slide. </li></ul>Creative Invention Task – Part II
  3. 3. <ul><li>The figure on the right shows how a single form that was constructed from the half-sphere, wire and handle could be interpreted in terms of each of the eight categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Finke called these ‘inventions’ preinventive forms because they are ideas that precede the creation of a finished creative product. </li></ul>Creative Invention Task - Example
  4. 4. <ul><li>This week’s thinking exercise activity is patterned after one devised by Ronald Finke (1990, 1995). </li></ul><ul><li>Finke found that having participants combine objects in an exploratory and intuitive way without references to uses worked best because it lessens the chance that fixations will inhibit creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, knowing the category in advance and then altering the preinventive form to conform to the category, may not lead one down the most creative paths. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, participants were more likely to come up with creative uses for preinventive objects that they had created themselves than for objects created by other people. </li></ul>Creative Invention Task - Conclusion