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  Creativity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Often implied in the notion of creativity is a concomitant presence of inspiration, cognitive leaps, or intuitive insight as a part of creative thought and action.
Highly creative people who excel at creative innovation tend to differ from others in three ways: they have a high level of specialized knowledge, they are capable of divergent thinking mediated by the frontal lobe, and they are able to modulate neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine in their frontal lobe.
The amount of creativity from the subject is the amount of adaptation or improvisation that was conceptualized (during the task, in the environment) without clues or hints from that procedure or environment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Creativity   (4472 words)

 Creativity techniques - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Creativity techniques are heuristic methods to facilitate creativity in a person or a group of people.
Generally, most creativity techniques use associations between the goal (or the problem), the current state (which may be an imperfect solution to the problem), and some stimulus (possibly selected randomly).
There is an analogy between many creativity techniques and methods of evolutionary computation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Creativity_techniques   (348 words)

 Business Process Improvement Article - Creativity in Work Improvement
This article covers basic elements of creative behavior and includes several techniques some of which are general creativity techniques and others that are specifically aimed at finding better and easier ways of doing work.
Similar to associating creativity with bizarre hairstyles and dress is a tendency to also associate creativity with mood.
Creativity in Work Improvement (when it is constructive) is the action of finding better and easier ways of doing our work.
www.worksimp.com /articles/creativity.htm   (2167 words)

 Enchanted Mind - Techniques
All creative work is the result of clarity and the expansion of focused intent.
This is a valuable technique that can be used anywhere at any time to evoke a creative solution to a problem.
Creative mind is always present in that interval or gap between a conditioned ego response and a spontaneous self-aware intuitive moment.
enchantedmind.com /html/creativity/techniques/techniques.html   (1129 words)

 mmeiser blog: Creativity techniques and creative tools for problem solving
Like most tools these creativity techniques all have their good and bad points.
I like to think of these creativity techniques as tools in a toolbox in much the same way as my toolbox at home for DIY.
It has a saw, spanner, hammer, knife and all sorts of other things in it, they are all very useful, but you have to pick the right tool (creativity technique) for each job.
mmeiser.com /blog/2004/09/creativity-techniques-and-creative.html   (398 words)

 Creativity training
M1creativity is UK based and run by David Weeks an experienced business creativity practitioner with over 25 years practical experience using creativity techniques in finance, R&D chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and education.
The pace is fast and motivational and delegates are inspired to unleash their creativity and contribute to the group learning process by working on their real work issues.
An independent facilitator protects ideas in their early stages, dampens down damaging group dynamics and uses a variety of techniques to encourage the divergent thinking that often leads to original ideas.
www.m1creativity.com   (415 words)

 Creativity Processes, Creative Thinking & Lateral Thinking from Mind Tools
The second is artistic creativity, which is more born of skill, technique and self-expression.
Techniques such as the Concept Fan use a combination of programmed and lateral thinking.
Being creative may just be a matter of setting aside the time needed to take a step back and allow yourself to ask yourself if there is a better way of doing something.
www.mindtools.com /pages/article/newCT_00.htm   (1213 words)

 creativity, techniques, training, uk
“Creativity demands that you leave you comfort zone, that you continually challenge yourself and be prepared to confront conventional wisdom.
Most creativity techniques are concerned with forcing us out of our usual ways of looking at things.
We are finding that increasingly we are being asked to run creativity workshops for teams that not only introduce a range of practical techniques, but that also help attendees to understand that a number of brains (and backgrounds and personalities) that are different are likely to work better than 'like minded' individuals working together.
www.illumine.co.uk /hints-creativity.htm   (1902 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Psychology: Creativity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Creative Juices Arts - Workshops and retreats that support and encourage creativity as a method for spiritual exploration, emotional healing, and as a tool for developing intuition and joyful self expression.
Creative Living and Therapy - Creativity therapy explored in philosophical and practical papers to resolve the artificial dichotomy of the metaphoric/symbolic and literal practical day to day living.
Creativity Incorporated - A Philadelphia based organization that is noted for training business leaders in creative problem solving, whole brain technology, and creativity team techniques.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Creativity   (2058 words)

 How to Incorporate Creativity into Your Business Practice
If you want to become more creative and establish a creative business culture, you will need to become familiar with the business literature about creativity, learn about the creative process, maybe hire some consultants, look at other companies and their experiences and, of course, make it up as you go.
Creativity must become part of your culture, how you interact with and see the world and how you relate to each other.
When using techniques, let your mind free associate and don’t bring in judgment until you are finished generating ideas.
www.score.org /article_how_to_creativity.html   (841 words)

 Listing of Creativity Techniques
Pos.icio.us is a great service, with the help of a Firefox Greasemonkey Script, allowing you to organize your del.icio.us tags with drag and drop techniques....
Creativity techniques and creative tools for problem solving is a great resource to get the creativity you have been looking for.
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www.solutionwatch.com /102/listing-of-creativity-techniques   (267 words)

 Main Page - Mycoted
CPSI was founded by Alex Osborn, the inventor of brainstorming and Creative Problem Solving, co-founder of advertising firm BBDO, and the founder of Creative Education Foundation.
The Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) is the international event where business leaders, educators, community leaders, students, government officials and many others come together and learn how to become more creative, inventive, innovative and imaginative.
The book offers over 70 simple, proven techniques that will help you to find fresh ideas and solutions, whether you are stuck in the early stages of idea generation or faced with too many ideas and need to refine and filter them.
www.mycoted.com   (505 words)

 Student Resources
Use of creativity methods is greatest in the area of product development, with next most frequent uses in value analysis, research, marketing, and planning/organization, in that order.
This is felt to result from some disappointment in the use of the techniques, many of which have been oversold by their developers.
The techniques of biofeedback and electrical stimulation are included here, and would seem to have much to offer.
www.wiley.com /college/mantel/0471229652/addtopics/addtopic_s_01f.html   (524 words)

 Creativity & Innovation
Participants will reflect on their internal drive to be creative, on ways to free their mind from prevailing wisdom to find fresh perspectives, how well they can turn “pipe dreams” into reality, and much more.
The Creativity At Work Profile is a paper & pencil self-administered, self-learning tool that helps the user to uncover his or her preferred innovation style.
Participants will reflect on their internal drive to be creative, how much they enjoy solving puzzles and questioning why things happen, if they can free their mind from prevailing wisdom to find fresh perspectives, how well they can turn “pipe dreams” into reality, and much more.
www.newtrainingideas.com /creativity-training.html   (4112 words)

 Creativity and Innovation - training, consultancy, facilitation and e-learning - M1 Creativity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
We are all naturally creative, but over time, our brains get rusty just as we can get physically unfit.
Business Creativity courses are great to kick start a mental fitness programme, but need support back at the office.
M1 Creativity have designed an effective, interactive, proven programme which was developed over several years on a large financial company's intranet reaching 30,000 staff.
www.mental.athletics.dsl.pipex.com /map.htm   (299 words)

 Creativity: Theories & Techniques
Creativity in Science and Engineering (copyright 1998, Ronald B. Sandler) is an excellent overview of creativity in general and the current status of industrial management of creativity as a resource.
Franken notes "Tests of creativity measure not only the number of alternatives that people can generate but the uniqueness of those alternatives.
There is an abundance of explanations, theories, and myths trying to decipher the origin and nature of creativity.
lifeloom.com /creativity.htm   (397 words)

 Techniques for Creative Thinking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Techniques are like tools in a workshop, with different tools for different parts of the creative process.
For example, there are techniques for defining a problem, exploring attributes of a problem, generating alternatives, visual explorations, metaphors, analogies, and evaluating and implementing ideas.
Some further examples of creativity techniques and guidelines linked with historical examples.
members.optusnet.com.au /~charles57/Creative/Techniques   (254 words)

 Creativity Tools, Creative Solutions & Creative Problem Solving Techniques  Mind Tools
This book explains in detail how to use Min Basadur's 'Simplex Process' - a structured approach to creativity which ensures that problems are properly researched and formulated, that a variety of possible solutions are evaluated, and that these solutions are implemented effectively.
In this original and refreshing approach to creativity, Michael Michalko explains how to use 9 different strategies for creative thinking.
While you are reading these articles, have a look at the creativity book reviews, resources and stores on the sidebars - these can help you to develop your creativity skills further.
www.mindtools.com /pages/main/newMN_CT.htm   (1189 words)

 Creativity Innovation and Change B822
This is the jump start for two intensive days of practical creative problem solving that is the residential School part of the Open University's B822, Creativity, Innovation and Change, distance learning course.
Since 1996 I have had the pleasure, twice a year, of guiding students through their personal challenges with as wide a variety of techniques as possible.
You may have decided to concentrate on a bunch of exploration techniques or some idea generation or tried a whole framework, picking one technique from each section.
www.m1creativity.com /b822.htm   (421 words)

 Here creativity has no limits | Essential bookmarks for web-developers
If you appreciate his work and would like to support the project, you are welcome to donate money via Paypal (using a credit card, bank account, or existing Paypal balance).
Creativity techniques and creative tools for problem solving: lists a number of creativity techniques to help with creative thinking
gapingvoid: how to be creative (latest version): "So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever.
www.alvit.de /web-dev/here-creativity-has-no-limits.html   (417 words)

 Increasing Creativity Techniques, Exercises & Rituals
Attitudes, techniques, exercises, and rituals to help you deepen, improve, and increase your personal creativity.
The first thing you need is the intention to be more creative, then a way of observing how the mind works.
Creativity is your birthright — but can often be hidden in the everyday.
www.creativity-portal.com /bc/a.increase.html   (387 words)

 Creativity Techniques   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Most of the techniques are oriented towards solving specific problems rather than building a creative work.
Still, your technique could be related to Exaggeration, Lateral Thinking, or good old Brainstorming.
Visualisation is an excellent technique for thinking through the parameters and exploring new ways to apply or utilise the idea.
www.treasuretables.org /forum/index.php?topic=254.msg3491   (763 words)

 Creativity Psychology Social Sciences Science
If you're happy, Creativity may flow, study showsAtlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA - 13 hours ago"Positive emotions can help you in breaking down those systems that ignore information," said Adam Anderson, psychology professor at the University of...
Exhaustive lists of creativity techniques, books, software, people, are the goals of this web site.
- Creativity therapy explored in philosophical and practical papers to resolve the artificial dichotomy of the metaphoric/symbolic and literal practical day to day living.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Creativity   (1854 words)

 Creativity, Innovation & Business Resources
Their goal is to help you establish a unique "think differently" approach that utilises creativity and innovation to get you there as an organisation or individual more quickly.
Innovative thinking, brainstorming, and creativity exercises are encouraged and used by forward thinking businesses and corporations to successfully plan, create, and sell products and services.
Features articles for personal and workplace creativity, and a toolbox of ideas and techniques for applying more creativity into your life while living your creative dreams.
www.creativity-portal.com /howto/creativity/creativity.html   (573 words)

 Creativity Techniques
Brainstorming is not in itself an interview technique primarily
because it is a random, unorganised and informal technique.
This has got to be one of the most fun techniques.
users.skynet.be /bs661306/peter/doc/hpv00r03-252.htm   (4333 words)

 Computational Creativity Workshop at ECCBR04
Bringing together research interests from AI, Cognitive Science, Psychology, the Arts and Philosophy, Computational Creativity is an emerging field which aims to build models of creativity and implement these in order to produce intelligent systems which go beyond current limitations.
The application of such systems has traditionally been in areas such as Arts and Design, where creativity is commonplace, but they have also shown great potential for areas such as scientific discovery.
These include the study of cognitive and computational models for creativity, the employment of current AI techniques to the development of creative systems, and the application of Computational Creativity techniques to AI problems.
creative-systems.dei.uc.pt /CC04   (237 words)

 Category:Creativity Techniques - Mycoted
This is a general category of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, simply listed in alphabetical order.
For the future, the aim is to also have sub-categories which will identify Techniques for;
Processes - Schemes and techniques which look at the overall process from start to finish (or at least 3 of the above 4 areas)..
www.mycoted.com /Category:Creativity_Techniques   (237 words)

 Innovation Weblog - A notebook of creativity techniques   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
My recently published article, Free Creative Thinking Tools on the Web, has proved to be surprisingly popular with InnovationTools readers.
Developed by David Weeks, it is designed to help you think outside the box, leap over limiting thought patterns and help you to generate a larger quantity of potential solutions.
The presentation of these creativity techniques is first-rate, and the exercises are clearly written and easy to follow.
www.innovationtools.com /Weblog/innovationblog-detail.asp?ArticleID=563   (130 words)

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