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5 Reasons why the iPad will stay the king of the classroom « cagelessthinking.com

5 Reasons why the iPad will stay the king of the classroom « cagelessthinking.com | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Adam | Featured Articles, Teaching & Learning, Technology in Education, The Future of Education (Innovation and Creativity in Education http://t.co/Ow9qJdj2 via @prismatic)...
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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | The Creativity Post

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | The Creativity Post | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.
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More Visual Thinking Ingredients

More Visual Thinking Ingredients | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Colors, shapes, written language and numbers are all visual thinking components that work together to help you think more creatively and naturally.
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Creativity and principled discretion over sentencing a necessity - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 19, 2011

Creativity and principled discretion over sentencing a necessity - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 19, 2011 | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Mandatory penalties and rigid sentencing guidelines are neither just nor effective, argues TOM O'MALLEY (Creativity and principled discretion over sentencing a necessity http://t.co/lNGsRMJT...
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Social by Design: Design Thinking & Business

A brief overview of how design and business intersect with a focus on design thinking and social business process design.
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3 Must Read Books To Spark Your Creativity

3 Must Read Books To Spark Your Creativity | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Here are three books to revitalize your creativity and make your business more innovative.
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A Exposição que Ninguém quer ver

No dia 8 de outubro de 2011, os alunos do Curso de Criação da Escola de Criação realizaram uma ação no Centro de Porto Alegre para chamar a atenção dos trans...
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Navigating Learning via the Creative Process

Navigating Learning via the Creative Process | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Before I go into specific examples of how the Creative Process frames my learning and teaching experiences, I would like to share a resource that outlines what the Creative Process embodies. The Ontario Ministry of ...
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idea Sandbox Creative Problem Solving Method

idea Sandbox Creative Problem Solving Method | Creative Process | Scoop.it

At Idea Sandbox we've researched the standard process for Creative Problem Solving (or CPS) and have augmented it with additional stages we feel help drive success. 

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Integrative thinking

Integrative thinking | Creative Process | Scoop.it

“Integrative Thinking is the ability to constructively face the tensions of opposing models, and instead of choosing one at the expense of the other, generating a creative resolution of the tension in the form of a new model that contains elements of the individual models, but is superior to each.

 

When making a decision, people proceed through four steps:

 

The first step is Salience

what do we choose to pay attention to, and what not? In this initial step, we decide what features are relevant to our decision.


The second step is Causality

how do we make sense of what we see? What sort of relations do we believe exist between the various pieces of the puzzle?


The third step is Architecture

during which an overall mental model is constructed, based on what we have arrived at in the first two steps.


The final step is Resolution

what will our decision be, based on our reasoning?

 

Integrative thinkers approach these four steps in a very specific way. As shown on the diagram below, in step one they consider more features of the problem as salient to its resolution; they consider multi-directional and non-linear causality between the salient features; they are able to keep the ‘big picture’ in mind while they work on the individual parts of the problem; and they find creative resolutions to the tensions inherent in the problem’s architecture.

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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity

The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity | Creative Process | Scoop.it

"I’ve long maintained that phenomena like “social media” are behaviors, more so than channels or applications or types of media inventory, what have you. There are extrinsic factors at play like market movements, various forms of scarcity, supply and demand levers, etc. and there are intrinsic factors like human emotion that are rarely, if ever, discussed when it comes to making investments in these types of ventures."

 

My colleague and fellow curator Jan L. Gordon originally shared this post and I thought it would be great to include here also.

 

Why? Because effective storytelling is about conveying emotions. Yet when we share our biz stories, what emotions should we be focusing on? It is easy to default to hope. Or confidence. 

 

What I like about this chart and post is that it addresses the common emotions people experience as they interact and share online -- both positive and negative.

 

It seems logical to me that in knowing this information, we should be paying attention to whether the emotions we are conveying in our biz stories online are connecting with the emotional experiences of people. This chart can help us figure it out.

 

Now, I wouldn't want to be limited to slavishly sticking to this chart. But it is a good place to begin!

 

As the author, Gunther Sonnenfeld says, "I believe that any great technology venture (any great company, really) must provide doors to perception and discovery that look well beyond transactional or even relationship benefits to some degree." Yeah! Treating business storytelling as purely transactional or relational is only the first rung of effectiveness.

 

And don't forget to read the comments at the end of the post. They are chock full of great insights and discussion about online storytelling, branding, and emotion.

 

Thank you Jan for finding this gem! @janlgordon

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jack Patterson, Dennis T OConnor, Gust MEES, Gianfranco D'Aversa, Louise Robinson-Lay, Rosário Durão, Fred Zimny, janlgordon, Karen Dietz
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Thanks Jumun Gimm for this pointer!
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Processo Criativo Doc

Processo Criativo é um curta documental que busca investigar os contextos, as diferenças e as proximidades entre a criação em artes plásticas, design e propaganda, atividades distintas do fazer artístico que apresentam similaridades em suas...
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Creativity Tools | Digital Delights for Learners

Creativity Tools | Digital Delights for Learners | Creative Process | Scoop.it
I'd like to thank Vanessa Vaile for this suggestion.  (RT @AnaCristinaPrts: Creativity Tools http://t.co/RsILt5Uy #edtech...)...
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Drew's Marketing Minutes

Drew's Marketing Minutes | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Great marketing, branding & social media resource for business owners and marketing professionals. Wall Street Journal calls it a must read.
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The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011

The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011 | Creative Process | Scoop.it
From the Periodic Table to Craigslist, or what the greatest graphic designer of all time has to do with Moby-Dick.
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10 Laws of Productivity

10 Laws of Productivity | Creative Process | Scoop.it
Every idea is different. But when it comes to successful idea execution, patterns quickly emerge. Read on for 10 ways to amp your productivity...
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Edward de Bono on creative thinking

Edward de Bono, renowned expert on creative thinking, talks about creativity and about thinking outside the box. Be sure to check out more from Doctor de Bon...
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Five reasons to PechaKucha

Five reasons to PechaKucha | Creative Process | Scoop.it
This summer we contacted the creators of PechaKucha, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture) to ask them if we could start a PechaKucha night in Hanoi. They said yes. What follows ...
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7 Creativity Roadblocks You Need to Be Aware of | arkarthick.com

7 Creativity Roadblocks You Need to Be Aware of | arkarthick.com | Creative Process | Scoop.it

Here are seven of the most awful creativity roadblocks
you need to be aware of that might stand between your vision and success.

 

1. Seeking perfection and the Fear of failure

 

Seeking perfection in everything you do can be a number one creativity killer.

 

It’s common that we don’t want to commit any errors and inevitably like to fail.
But eventually, whenever you try to seek perfection in your work,
strive extra hard to evade disappointment, and the fear of it,
you’ll also keep away from achievement.

 

We all know that Thomas Edison failed about 10,000 times while
he was inventing the light bulb (fine, first commercially practical incandescent light)! When people suggested him to give up this project, he come back with this gem,
“I have gotten lots of results! If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work,

I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt
discarded is often a step forward….”

 

This kind of approach separates an ordinary man from the extraordinary one.
They’re not blessed with any special powers. They don’t to be afraid
to take risks and even if they fail they happily learn from their mistakes instead of seeking perfection for noting. The more mistakes you make, the more lessons you learn, more creative and successful you will become. It’s as simple as that!

 

2. Multi-thinking / Multitasking

 

Can you drive a car on a busy road and think about your next big business presentation simultaneously? If you do, the result will be disastrous.

 

Am I right? At any time, you shouldn’t stack up your thinking process.
Doing so will hamper your creativity. Many psychological studies suggest that.

You have to draw a fine line between creating a process and judging its outcome.

 

Many people judge rashly, frequently, and thus end up in creating less
than they’re capable of. For the sake of creating awesome ideas, you must detach creation from assessment, arising with plenty of ideas first, and then
evaluating their significance later.

When you multi-think, many of the ideas fade away before execution.

 

3. Uncertainties and Over-control centric

 

We all like to come up with wise ideas and want to create sensible things.
Sadly, our life isn’t always well-organized and controlled.

There are certain things you can’t take control of, you’ll never realize why,
and some issues you’ll by no means work out.

 

But one thing for sure. Most awesome creative thoughts come out from
a vortex of disorder. Have you ever wondered why some crazy people happen
to be uber-geniuses? Nikola Tesla, anyone? See, you’ve to be prepared
to expect the unexpected. You must train your mind to be relaxed in chaotic and uncertain situations too. By doing this, you should be at ease with
things that function even though you don’t know why.
Always wonder why the hell not?

 

4. Blind following and the Missing uniqueness

 

Don’t follow any of your field’s gurus/mentors advice/ideas (aka secrets of success) blindly. O.K, it’s sensible to observe, but risky to follow their
footprints without pick one’s brains.

 

Some of the most creative/successful people in the world always think outside the box, never tired of it, and did the exact opposite of what others told them.
Don’t be puzzled. It’s their uniqueness in thinking, imagination even the so-called gurus only dream of – makes them effective. What works for you don’t necessarily have to work for me, it can be much better – is their mindset.

 

5. Inadequate self-confidence

 

To some extent, indecision plays along with every creative work.
A little amount of hesitancy is O.K. Still, you must believe to your core
and have self-confidence in your potential to form and achieve
successful resolutions to setbacks. All of this derives from know-how’s,
but self-belief also arrives from awareness with how creativity forges.

 

When you recognize that some initiatives habitually look extreme
at the outset, that letdown is merely a learning curve,
and that anything is possible, you pave your way to getting more convinced

and more inventive/creative. Rather than separating the world into
the likely and unfeasible, break up it into what you’ve attempted
and what you haven’t. There are manifold of trails to success.
Get ready to explore each and everything you fancy.

 

6. Fragile heartedness

 

Some people can’t take pointless controversies and can be easily depressed.
To be precise, they don’t know how to handle such situations.
They are so fragile hearted. Although you have a creative mind and
the knack to see what’s doable, a lot of folks around you won’t.

 

They will advise you in loads and frequently elusive means to obey
the rules, be sane, think inside the box, and let you dwell in their limitations.

 

Don’t fall in their traps. Just disregard them. As we discussed earlier,
being creative and successful isn’t exactly a walk in the park.
As you probably know by now, it’s filled with taking voluntary risks
and reckonings of failure. While these things alone can harm

your creativity at times, why let other noises enter your mind?
Moreover, once you pull off big time, all the thwarters will close
their tantrums and begin to distinguish you for what you are — a creative influence.

 

Just shut them up by doing what they taught impossible.

 

7. Information overload and the Delusive limits

 

Have you ever heard of the term “brain rot”? I think you’re.
We saw that earlier in here. It’s a zombie kind of state that occurs
when you intensely overdose your brain with wrong,
typically junk information, right on where both your creativity

and actions emerge as very distressed. No, it’s not your fault.

 

In this fast evolving tech world, it’s very easy to carried away by
the amount of information we’re receiving on a daily basis.

 

You need to learn and practice how to feed your mind with necessary
information and start to engage in action plans. Never let your mind play tricks on you. You have to have a good control of it. You must be aware of that working on a reasonable plan today is solid than expecting for a faultless plan in near future.

 

By routinely do stuffs as you invariably have, the caliber of outcomes
will be the same as always. Don’t settle for delusive self-limits.
You know your abilities more than anyone else does. Things looks unfeasible
today may look as if amazingly achievable tomorrow. Only when you leave your comfort zones, and thrust yourself to progress, will you attain valuable new skills; improve your awareness, and thoughts – overall, your creativity powers.

 

Conclusion:

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook

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Flow: Interpretations of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi’s Creativity & Flow…

Flow: Interpretations of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi’s Creativity & Flow… | Creative Process | Scoop.it
"Flow is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity...
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