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