CreativityThe secret of genius is to carry thespirit of the child into old age, whichmeans never losing your enthusiasm. --Aldous Huxley
CreativityCreativity is the ability to breakfrom rigid habits, the defeat ofhabit by originality.
CreativityA first-rate soup is more creativethan a second-rate painting. ---psychologist Abraham Maslow
CreativityCreativity is simply the ability tomake new combinations ofobjects, numbers, colors, notes,chemicals, and words whichsatisfy some need or desire.For example, a clock radio is thecombination of a clock and a radio.
Creativity is notThe invention of something out of nothing
Think, what is your idea of a ﬂight of stairs?
Soft and Hard Thinking Soft Hard Fantasy Approximate Direct Precision Humor Paradox Adult Work Child Hunch Reason Focused Metaphor Dream Analysis Logic Play Ambiguity Speciﬁcs RealityGeneralization Diffuse Consistency Exact
Top Ten List of Idea Friendly Times 1. While sitting on the toilet. 2. While showering or shaving. 3. While commuting to work. 4. While falling asleep or waking up. 5. During a boring meeting. 6. During Leisure reading. 7. While exercising. 8. On waking up in the middle of the night. 9. While listening to a church sermon.10. While Performing Manual Labor.
Discovering Alternatives • Mind Mapping to generate ideas
Discovering Alternatives • Mind Maps can get fancy
Discovering Alternatives • But they start here
So RememberAll of us have creative potential.Soft thinking leads to creative ideasDifferent viewpoints work best.Solve the cause, not the effect.Good ideas come from many ideas.Give judgment a rest, and create solutions
Creativity Thank you, now go out there and create!!