Great Ideas From Unlikely Places: how do people generate and track ideas?

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How do people come up with ideas? Where do they come from? Where can you go to be inspired? What do you do with them?

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Great Ideas From Unlikely Places: how do people generate and track ideas?

  1. 1. Great Ideas From Unlikely Places Or…..how do people generate and track ideas? Heather Braum, NEKLS
 Innovation Day 2014
  2. 2. Brainstorming?
  3. 3. Ideas?
  4. 4. Inspiration?
  5. 5. Creativity?
  6. 6. ACTIVITY
  7. 7. Write down 5 sources/places/ methods YOU get ideas from Sources: Baby http://goo.gl/rytRn; Peeps http://goo.gl/a0vEq; Puzzle http://goo.gl/L1Igz; Jessamyn http://goo.gl/yUxsd
  8. 8. I’m inspired by… 1. My online networks 2. Readings 3. Conversation 4. Lectures 5. Asking questions 6. TED Talks 7. Bad experiences 8. Listening 9. Connecting ideas 10. Lightning bolts
  9. 9. My peeps are inspired by… 1. Pinterest 2. Conferences 3. Commercials 4. Colleagues 5. Stanford Design School website 6. Experience+Necessity +Enviornment 7. My Father 8. That place between awake and asleep 9. Thinking/Dreaming
  10. 10. My peeps are inspired by… 10. Sharing ideas 11. Building off of others’ ideas 12. Learning from mistakes 13. Successful retail 14. Listening to communities 15. Other libraries 16. Library innovation labs 17. connecting ideas 18. EVERYTHING!
  11. 11. My peeps are inspired by… 18. Poughkeepsie, NY (Michael Sauers/Harlan Ellison) 19. Not everything has to be positive to be an inspiration
  12. 12. Your Idea Sources?
  13. 13. YouTube: Where Do You Get Your Ideas From? (Neil Gaiman)
 
 http://goo.gl/AR0GNP
  14. 14. Neil Gaiman 1.“I make them up; out of my head” 2.Daydreaming 3.“What if…” 4.“If only….” 5.“I wonder…” 6.“If This Goes On…” 7.“Wouldn’t it be interesting if…” 8.Qs into more Qs 9.Ideas coming together Source: Where do you get your ideas? http://goo.gl/iEu6E7
  15. 15. Seth Godin 1.“Ideas occur when dissimilar universes collide” 2.“[ideas] adore beginner’s mind” 3. “Ideas come in spurts” 4.“Ideas come from trouble” Source: Where do ideas come from? http://goo.gl/sVZ2R1
  16. 16. “Ideas don’t need a passport, and often cross borders (of all kinds) with impunity” — Seth Godin,
 Where do ideas come from? 
 http://goo.gl/sVZ2R1
  17. 17. “An idea must come from somewhere, because if it merely stays where it is and doesn’t join us here, it’s hidden. And hidden ideas don’t ship, have no influence, no intersection withe market. They die, alone.” — Seth Godin,
 Where do ideas come from? 
 http://goo.gl/sVZ2R1
  18. 18. Other Sources of Inspiration
  19. 19. Gilbert Ross 1.The Web of ideas 2.Unconventional people with unconventional stories 3.Shifting Focus 4.Nature 5.Play/relax/fun 6.Doodling/word association 7.Self-talk/auto suggestions Source: Finding Your Muse: 8 Great Sources for Creative Inspiration http://goo.gl/hfytUr
  20. 20. TED Talks Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  21. 21. WebJunction Source: www.webjunction.org
  22. 22. Pinterest Source: www.webjunction.org
  23. 23. Twitter Source: https://twitter.com/hbraum/favorites
  24. 24. Library As Incubator Source: www.libraryasincubatorproject.org
  25. 25. Crazy Places Source: http://goo.gl/EUU4Q
  26. 26. LibraryYOU Source: http://goo.gl/me7bW
  27. 27. Listening…Talking Source: http://goo.gl/af7wL
  28. 28. The Future Source: http://goo.gl/usWkan & http://goo.gl/6IIYcA
  29. 29. Any Additions?
  30. 30. What do you do with the ideas?
  31. 31. Strategies 1. Old-fashioned “idea” notebook 2. Sticky notes 3. Evernote 4. Have a place! 5. Voicemails 6. Share ideas — add ideas together — connect them! 7. Give up ownership 8. Be ready to FAIL
  32. 32. Pursuit of Elegance 1.limited resources spark creativity and innovation 2.RELAX 3.Wait to add/act 4.Observe 5.Think/Not Think 6.“Jump in mud puddles and scream your head off” Source: In Pursuit of Library Elegance notes http://goo.gl/1SvPwY
  33. 33. Change your Perspective XI + I = X Source: In Pursuit of Library Elegance notes http://goo.gl/1SvPwY
  34. 34. Change your Perspective X = I + IX Source: In Pursuit of Library Elegance notes http://goo.gl/1SvPwY
  35. 35. Caleb Wojcik 1. (Get Ideas) 2. Document 3. Organize 4. Cull/Weed 5. Execute Source: Where Do Great Ideas Come From? http://goo.gl/e6PRTx
  36. 36. YouTube: Where Good Ideas Come From (Steven Johnson)
 
 http://goo.gl/6uG5pl
  37. 37. Source: http://goo.gl/IQB9Cn
  38. 38. Contact Me • hbraum@nekls.org • @hbraum on Twitter

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