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The surprising habits of original thinkers

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How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals -- including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."
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How to Easily Generate Lots of Amazing Ideas Every Day

How to Easily Generate Lots of Amazing Ideas Every Day | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is a detailed account of exactly what I do to start generating lots of ideas (with some of them actually being really good) every single day.
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Skills Converged > Brainstorming Exercise: Design Shoes

Skills Converged > Brainstorming Exercise: Design Shoes | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This is an entertaining and educational exercise. It helps to unleash people’s creativity, bring them together and get them to cooperate on a common task and solve problems.

In this exercise, the main aim is to get teams design shoes. You will provide a set of criteria as well as research materials and teams should then work on a creative solution. The designs are compared and a winning team is rewarded.

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"Design a shoe that represents your brand"

 

More ideas that come to my mind:

If I were a shoe...

If I were in your shoes...

If you were in my shoes...

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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Serious Play | Scoop.it

By Suzie Boss The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World, published in July by Solution Tree.

 

Getting students ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges means helping them develop a new set of skills and fresh ways of thinking that they won’t acquire through textbook-driven instruction. 

 

Here are eight tips to borrow from classrooms where teachers are reinventing yesterday’s schools as tomorrow’s idea factories


1.   WELCOME AUTHENTIC QUESTIONS.

2.   ENCOURAGE EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK.

3.   BE READY TO GO BIG.

4.   BUILD EMPATHY.

5.   UNCOVER PASSION.6.   AMPLIFY WORTHY IDEAS.

7.   KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO.

8.   ENCOURAGE BREAKTHROUGHS.


 

 

 

 

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THINKing » Evaluate It For Creativity

THINKing » Evaluate It For Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it

A while back we wrote a series on the SCAMMPERR method for creativity. If you’ve used this method, you produced a lot of ideas. Now, we need to evaluate them to see if they are worthwhile to pursue.


If you are developing ideas for a new product or service, you might want to get the checklistfrom the University of North Dakota’s Center for Innovation.

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{*} Creatividad en equipos con diferentes jerarquias - Neuronilla

{*} Creatividad en equipos con diferentes jerarquias - Neuronilla | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Sugerencias para dinamizar equipos con diferentes jerarquias en sesiones de generación de ideas en creatividad para la innovación.
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A 70 year old creativity technique that is still relevant today - Think Jar Collective

A 70 year old creativity technique that is still relevant today - Think Jar Collective | Serious Play | Scoop.it
An interesting 70 year old book is gaining popularity again in the creativity and innovation fields.

 

What is most valuable to know is not where to look for a particular idea, but how to train the mind in the method by which all ideas are produced.James Webb Young

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Creativity Tools and Creative Problem Solving Techniques from MindTools.com

Creativity Tools and Creative Problem Solving Techniques from MindTools.com | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This page explains a wide range of techniques which can help you generate creative solutions to your problems.

 

Start by taking our 3-minute self-test, which helps you assess and develop your business creativity skills.

Next, take a look at our brainstormingsection, which explains a range of approaches that suit different situations. Then, explore our other creativity tools, to find some great ways of generating new ideas.

 

Browse by Category:


Brainstorming
Other Idea-Generation Tools
Creativity Processes

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Great resources here!

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Top 20 Insights, Talks, and Quotables On Making Ideas Happen

Top 20 Insights, Talks, and Quotables On Making Ideas Happen | Serious Play | Scoop.it
From reinventing resumes to harnessing the power of boredom, we collect our most popular content from 2012.
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The best of the best. From Behance.

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The Heart of Innovation: 14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

The Heart of Innovation: 14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Is there anything a person can do -- beyond caffeine, corporate pep talks, or astrology readings -- to quicken the appearance of breakthrough ideas?

Yes, there is. And what follows are 14 catalysts -- simple guidelines, principles, and approaches that will help you on your way.

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The Big Post on Selecting Grand Ideas — MethodKit Stories

The Big Post on Selecting Grand Ideas - MethodKit Stories - Medium
All about stacks, scales, matrix selection grids & spider diagrams.
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The Heart of Innovation: Improv to Improve Idea Generation

The Heart of Innovation: Improv to Improve Idea Generation | Serious Play | Scoop.it

In both brainstorm facilitation andimprovisational theater, you're trying to tap the creative imagination of people in order to create something new. In both, you need to loosen up the habitual thinking and behaviors of the "audience" so they become more than just passive observers, but active participants.

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The 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread

The 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread | Serious Play | Scoop.it
From Iron Man to Citizen Kane great creatives understand that relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability, and observability are what get work noticed.
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How to Create an Idea Dashboard to Track Your Favorite Content Ideas - Conspire: A @Mindjet Publication

How to Create an Idea Dashboard to Track Your Favorite Content Ideas - Conspire: A @Mindjet Publication | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Content marketing is about more than just great content; it requires application, too. Here's how to create an idea dashboard to track your favorite ideas.
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70 year old Creativity Technique That Is Still Relevant Today

70 year old Creativity Technique That Is Still Relevant Today | Serious Play | Scoop.it
An interesting 70 year old book is gaining popularity again in the creativity and innovation fields

 

Around the late 1930's, a creative Ad man named James Webb Young had a knock on his door from a manager who shared an epiphany that success in advertising comes from selling ideas not things. Despite the manager's insight, he had one problem, his team didn't know how to get ideas; they were stuck.  So, they came to the successful James Young for ideas on how to get ideas.  This encounter led to Young creating a little book called  A Technique for Producing Ideas. I recently came across it and was impressed to find some advice that is as relevant today as 70 years ago. I recommend you buy the book, but below I've picked out the key points you can use right away.

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{*} Qué hacer cuando un equipo se queda en silencio en la generación de ideas - Neuronilla

{*} Qué hacer cuando un equipo se queda en silencio en la generación de ideas - Neuronilla | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Recursos y estrategias para afrontar una de las dificultades más comunes en los procesos de creatividad e innovación: cuando el equipo se queda callado o seco durante la generación de ideas.
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Guía Neuronilla para Generar Ideas (vídeo y textos)

Guía Neuronilla para Generar Ideas (vídeo y textos) | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Guía Neuronilla para generar ideas. Video y textos de Neuronilla con las claves para dinamizar sesiones de producción de ideas en equipos de empresas, instituciones públicas y ONG's. Cómo usar bien las técnicas de creatividad.
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Este vídeo se complementa con los textos de los siguientes artículos:

Cómo definir bien un objetivo creativo (se relaciona con el paso 6).Las normas de la sesión de generación de ideas (paso 7).El dinamizador y el anotador de la sesión creativa (paso 8).Cómo dinamizar la generación de ideas, indica también cómo usar bien las técnicas de creatividad(pasos 10 y 11).Cómo evaluar ideas (pasos 13 y 14).
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The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques | Innovation Management

The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques | Innovation Management | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Which brainstorming techniques should you use to attack your next innovation challenge?

Here are the “super seven” that innovation consultant Bryan Mattimore says have the advantages of being easy to learn, flexible to adapt to different types of creative challenges and are diverse enough to deliver different types of ideas.

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 These are 7 powerful ideation techniques:

 

1. Questioning assumptions
2. Opportunity redefinition
3. Wishing
4. Triggered brainwalking

5. Semantic intuition

6. Picture prompts

7. Worst idea

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Random Word Brainstorming: A Simple, Powerful and Effective Ideation Technique | Innovation Management

Random Word Brainstorming: A Simple, Powerful and Effective Ideation Technique | Innovation Management | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Word lists, because of their simplicity, are often overlooked as a tool for brainstorming. That's too bad, because they can be quite powerful and are very easy to use.

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A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939

A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939 | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.
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