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Creative Intelligence

Creative Intelligence | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
What makes us creative? Our ability to form our own intent. It is only through creating a purpose that is uniquely our own that we can fully embody the human spirit.
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Can machines/computers ever be truly creative. (Clearly, yes). Worth looking at if only for the Feynman interview.

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Characteristics Of Highly Creative People - DesignTAXI.com

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Characteristics Of Highly Creative People - DesignTAXI.com

Author: Jeffery Paul Baumgartner.

 

There are a surprising number of blog posts about the characteristics of creative people. However, most of these seem to focus either on an idealized vision of an artist or the blog-writers idealized self image! Here is my take on the characteristics of highly creative people. However, what I have done is look at how creative people think—based on my understanding of the latest research—and applied it behavior.

It is also worth bearing in mind that creativity is not all about positives. There are good and bad creative people. Moreover, there seem to be some characteristics of creative people, such as dishonesty, that are not very nice. More controversially, some research has shown a correlation between creativity and mental illness.

 

 

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The author avoids the sort of self-satisfied smugness that can accompany so much writing about creativity (the sort of, aren't we special, variety) and as such this account is rather more balanced in its analysis than many.

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IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

Flash Rosenberg imagines how the ideas in IMAGINE are tackled, tickled and teased-out by the author Jonah Lehrer.

 

Creativity go hand in hand with frustration, mental blocks and an inmmersion in disappointment, according to Lehrer. A delightfully animated and insightful account of the  processes of creative thought and inspiration.

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Honey, I Shrunk the CNC Machine: "Piccolo" Is the World's Smallest CNC Platform - Core77

Honey, I Shrunk the CNC Machine: "Piccolo" Is the World's Smallest CNC Platform - Core77 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.

We hadn't heard from the fellas at Diatom since they sent us their Kickstarter project, the Open Source Sketchchair, last spring. Eleven months later and one world tour later, the dynamic design and digital fabrication duo from Down Under (and less-alliterative London) have partnered with a couple of collaborators at Carnegie Mellon's Computational Design Lab to present "Piccolo," a purportedly "pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform for under $70."

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Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing

Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Are you feeling like you’re in a creative rut? Everyone gets stuck now and then, but when your livelihood requires creative output it can be truly devastating to hit one of these mental roadblocks. Obviously everyone can’t drop what they’re doing and embark on a year-long path to get their creativity flowing again. Luckily, inspiration isn’t about waiting for your muse to show up – it’s about stoking the creative fires already within you. If often takes just a bit of lateral motion to change your perspective. Suddenly the ideas are flowing again.
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Design Thinking: Change Your Life with Design Thinking

Design Thinking: Change Your Life with Design Thinking | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

The article describes design thinking as "thinking that focuses on creating better things, while analytical thinking, which is standard in business, is choosing between things". I don't think this quite right, as creating better things clearly involves a process of choosing somewhere along the line. But the empahsis, indeed, is on creating things.

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Innovation 101

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The d.school's founder, IDEO's David Kelley, believes that everyone has the capacity to innovate. They just need to change the way they behave.
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Design Process Kills Creativity / Design Process Creates Creativity - Core77

Design Process Kills Creativity / Design Process Creates Creativity - Core77 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

What is created when we apply a process? When process is used consciously you have evidence of work for each part of the design process. Those groupings of work help tell the story of the project, and the decisions made at the transition points in the process.

Now I think it's important at this point to acknowledge that process is, in some sense, a lie. Or at least an artificial designation.

 

Those people who say they use no process, that they just get the work done... honestly, I think that can be a recipe for disaster. When we work for others or with others, we need to have a clear plan, a map for the road we're going to take together, and how we're going to get there. It's not just clients that like to know when they're going to see round two and how much it's going to cost...employees like to know, too. People who say they have no process are lying. They have, at least, a heuristic, a rule of thumb, a method, an approach.

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Intelligent article on the value of the design process. My Industrial Design students - please take note!

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Lori Pirog's comment, January 30, 2013 4:39 AM
Good read. Thanks for the article!
Clive Hilton's comment, January 30, 2013 3:49 PM
My pleasure, glad you liked it, Lori.
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Using Other Peoples Stuff in Your Content - How to Do It Legally | process.arts

A really nice Video that uses voice and animation to explain the the things you need to do to use other peoples stuff legally and reduce your legal risks. Its aimed at people creating Open Educational Resources (OERs) but is equally useful to anyone thinking of using other peoples content.

 

If you need more info after watching the video then head over to this E-Content IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Audit and Risk Management Tool to quickly get a handle on managing your resources, which was developed for the LCC NAM project - at this link http://alto.arts.ac.uk/950/

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Cloudworks, a place to share, find and discuss learning and teaching ideas and experiences.

Cloudworks, a place to share, find and discuss learning and teaching ideas and experiences. | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

An Open University initiative, it's an interesting centralised [cloud based] resource for people to share all manner of learning, research, teaching related ideas, experiences and information.

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Learning Through Digital Media » The Wicked Problem of Pedagogy, An Afterword

Engaging and relevant discussion on pedagogy as a 'wicked problem'.

 

The institutionalization of learning has to do with the possibilities for change—with learning’s need to be different each time. The job of an institution of education is to administer for, with, and to pedagogy’s need to be worked out again and again. This is also the job of any digital learning platform or environment. Including this book—which places in productive tension its diverse accounts of efforts to create pedagogical set-ups that are as alive and unprecedented as are the situations and students they address.

 


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A step backward » Design Thinking

thoughts by Tim Brown...

The UK has long had an impressive track record of producing successful designers and engineers. Many credit that success to a focus on design within the education system. Significant investments were made in the second half of the 20th Century on design and engineering programs at the University level but more importantly for the last 20 years design and technology has been mandated as part of the core curriculum in high schools. Apparently this is now under threat as the government in the UK reduces spending and alters priorities. A number of influential designers, engineers and business folks, including James Dyson, Paul Smith, Dick Powell and Ian Callum make the argument in this video as to why this is a huge mistake.

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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | Psychology Today

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | Psychology Today | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Every one of us is born a creative, spontaneous thinker. The only difference between people who are creative and people who are not is a simple belief. Creative people believe they are creative. People who believe they are not creative, are not. Once you have a particular identity and set of beliefs about yourself, you become interested in seeking out the skills needed to express your identity and beliefs. This is why people who believe they are creative become creative.

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