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20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students

20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
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10 Powerful Tips for an Effective Brainstorming

If I were to ask you what brainstorming is, how would you describe it? Perhaps it’s better to see what it is NOT first by looking at common myths about it: Myt…
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Phil Joncour's curator insight, May 29, 12:35 AM
These slide gives me a greater insight into effective brainstorming. Brainstorming is a great way of creating more collaborative tasks as everyone can have an input. As mentioned in the slide there are no right or wrong answers, it's all about the possibilities.
Jack MacDonald's curator insight, May 31, 2:48 AM
Great use of brain storming. Always good to to build on creative problem solving.
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10 Exercises To Fuel Creative Thinking

10 Exercises To Fuel Creative Thinking | Serious Play | Scoop.it
In an ideas slump? Here are 10 tips to help with your next big breakthrough.
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Bill Evans on the Creative Process & Self-Teaching

Bill Evans on the Creative Process & Self-Teaching | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Many years ago I spoke of Bill Evans and his great appreciation of simplicity, and his capacity for tremendous amplification through honest simplification. Recently I stumbled upon a rare, 45-minute interview from the 1960s which Bill Evans did alon
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Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley

Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A powerful and compelling book by David and Tom Kelley on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.
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3 Exercises to Smash Your Creative Blocks

3 Exercises to Smash Your Creative Blocks | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Unmotivated? Unimaginative? Can’t find your flow? Try these five-minute exercises to uncover the real root of your problem, and get back on track.
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3 TED Talks to Unleash Your Creativity

3 TED Talks to Unleash Your Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Looking for some inspirational  ideas to unleash your creativity and kickstart the new year? The TED talks below are definitely a must watch. The start of a new year is traditionally the time that most people set out goals and resolutions and create to-do lists. These talks will help you come up with creative ideas to include  in your resolutions list and most importantly, will "offer the kick-in-the-pants you need to unleash your creative spirit. 


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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61 Online and Social Media Resources for Motivating People to Create

61 Online and Social Media Resources for Motivating People to Create | Serious Play | Scoop.it

A list of sixty-one ways you can use online and social media sources for creative motivation. 

If you can read through this list and NOT think there are a great many online and social media resources for motivating people to create, let me know. We’ll expand the list beyond these first sixty-one ideas!


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MISC Magazine | Five Everyday Habits for Boosting Creativity

MISC Magazine | Five Everyday Habits for Boosting Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it

I have a simple game that I often use as an icebreaker before any creative session. It starts with creatively naming things. The idea is to ask people to look around and give everyday items a different name. For instance a cell phone could also be called a “ball and chain” or a car could be called “hot wheels.” It’s amazing how the hidden or, in effect, “real” roles of those items reveal themselves through this exercise. With a bit of creativity, everyone can come up with some fun and entertaining names for many mundane, everyday objects and these new names can be a starting point for the creation of new product categories.

 

Here are the 5 proven everyday habits for you to use to boost creativity:

1/ Everyday Journaling.

2/ The Discipline of Curiosity.

3/ Practice Problem Framing Improvisation.

4/ Deposit Positive Energy.

5/ Avoid Creative Brain Drain.

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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.
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How Do You Change Your Routine to Keep Life Interesting?

How Do You Change Your Routine to Keep Life Interesting? | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Our days are filled with routines. Most of them are pretty good! They help us deal with a large number of complex tasks. If we stick to them too closely, though, we get bored. Fortunately, there are plenty of things we can do to mix things up.

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8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations

8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint.

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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:39 AM

I have found that storyboarding integrates seamlessly between Persona development and UI design as a perfect way to visualize the happy paths of already identified Use Cases... This can be an enormous value add for stakeholders. @OneSpring #Visualization #InnovateorDie

Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2013 2:54 PM
Great points Michael and thanks for the comment!
Michael Allenberg's comment, July 1, 2013 6:33 PM
Thank you Karen!
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The Business of Creativity: Assessing the Creative Spark Creativity at Work

The Business of Creativity: Assessing the Creative Spark Creativity at Work | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The Business of Creativity: Results from a study on assessing the creative spark conducted by the Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft & TIME

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4 lessons in creativity

4 lessons in creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living -- and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. Hear insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.
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Roubando como um Artista | André Faria Gomes

Roubando como um Artista | André Faria Gomes | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Austin Kleon, traduziu e explorou muito bem o significado dessa frase de Picasso, em seu livro “Steal like an Artist” (Roube como um Artista).
Não é um roubar no sentido de tirar do outro, mas no sentido de tomar para si, de tonar aquilo para da sua obra, parte de você, sua fonte de inspiração.
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This is what makes us creative, according to research

This is what makes us creative, according to research | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Turns out there’s a science behind being creative. According to new research, the creative process actually involves 14 components, which both work together and build on each other.

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How to Build a Creative Mind That Will Never Run Out of New Ideas

How to Build a Creative Mind That Will Never Run Out of New Ideas | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Every mind is a creative mind if you know how to exercise your creative muscles. Check out these principles behind a mind that never runs out of new ideas.
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Stages of Being a Maker Learner - @JackieGerstein

Stages of Being a Maker Learner - @JackieGerstein | Serious Play | Scoop.it



"So what is making? I’ve proposed that the heart of making is creating new and unique things. I also realize that in order for this type of making to occur, there needs to be some scaffolding so that maker learners can develop a foundation of knowledge and skills. The end result, though should be maker learners creating new things by and for themselves. The ideas in this post have been sparked by the SAMR model. I see a similar pattern or progression with maker education:"


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Steve Tla MacRae's curator insight, July 23, 2016 7:32 AM
I like the checklist.  It reminds me of STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST by Austin 

Dave Wood's curator insight, July 23, 2016 8:03 PM
Good advice for developing a coaching practice......... What will differentiate you? Incorporating visual processes through the use of templates developed by others is a good start. Then develop your own.
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Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes

Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Here's how one creative agency has used a drinking game, derived from Pictionary and Telephone, to get more excited and creative about upcoming presentations.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 8, 2015 1:34 PM

Innovative storytelling is on the rise! Here's the second post today on creative developments in business storytelling.


This drinking game to generate stories made me smile and wish I was in the room with this group!


The post by Ilan Mochari @IlanMochari gives the directions for how to use this game to generate stories and visual storyboards in a fast and fun way. And it teaches everyone a lot about communication, too.


Why would you want to use this game? In this instance it was used to generate new ideas for marketing and branding campaigns. As the author says, it's easy to rinse and repeat previous campaigns, and harder to come up with new ones.


I think it's ingenious and definitely want to try it out. If you experiment with it, let us know what happens. And what other ways could you use this game in business?


Have fun and story on :)


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

Rona Lewis's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:45 PM

I think it would be even MORE fun with a glass of wine!  We at RonaCorp have a similar exercise with crayons!  Pass it on!!

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Can Creativity Really Be Taught?

Can Creativity Really Be Taught? | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Creativity doesn't always come naturally. But do the classes, lists, and mantras really help? Even if your team isn't full of renaissance men and women, these steps can start them thinking outside the cubicle.

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» 10 Tips to Cultivate Your Creativity - World of Psychology

» 10 Tips to Cultivate Your Creativity - World of Psychology | Serious Play | Scoop.it

For the past 30 years creativity coach Eric Maisel, Ph.D, has worked with a variety of individuals, everyone from artists to authors to musicians to scientists to lawyers. 

He’s also written numerous books on creativity. So it’s safe to say he knows a few things about the creative process.

In his latest book on creativity,Making Your Creative Mark, he reveals the nine keys to achieving your artistic goals. These include: thinking thoughts that serve you; building confidence; developing your passion; using freedom to support a successful creative life; dealing effectively with stress; cultivating empathy; navigating relationships; strengthening your identity; and exploring how society affects you and choosing your role in society.

Here are 10 illuminating tips from his book on cultivating creativity.

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Writing and the Creative Life: “Creativity-In-Action”

Writing and the Creative Life: “Creativity-In-Action” | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Creativity requires more than inspiration; it requires us to build skills and knowledge, to master the craft.
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Doing New with Less - Creative Thinking and Innovative Programs on a Shoestring

Doing New with Less - Creative Thinking and Innovative Programs on a Shoestring | Serious Play | Scoop.it

There’s always value in creating the greatest impact from the resources most readily available to us in organizations (which I learned just yesterday can be described with the much more impressive phrase: physical eolithism).

This is especially true when the people, financial, and other resources we need to get things done aren’t what they used to be or that we would want them to be. Talking about this with a client the other day for an upcoming creative thinking and innovation workshop I’m presenting, I blurted out, “It’s all about doing new with less.”

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Boost creativity and productivity by getting back to nature.

Sometimes it's not enough to just take a day off of work or get out of the city; we need to immerse ourselves in nature to access our full potential for creative thought, focus, and productivity. History's greatest minds knew it and recent research confirms it. So clear your calendar, switch off your phone, and get out there.

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The creative spark | TED Playlists | TED

The creative spark | TED Playlists | TED | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Need a burst of inspiration? Wildly creative thinkers share ideas, strategies and warmhearted encouragement to let your genius out.
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