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Creativity, Imagination, and Ideation

(How to Develop Your Creative Side and Generate New Ideas)

Articles

Does Your Room Inspire You? Does Your Room Inspire You? How do you feel whenever you are in it? Is it a place that inspires you?
Creative Renewal: Emptying your mind for creative renewal.  How to get over a creatively DRY period and refresh your mind. Creative Renewal: Emptying your mind for creative renewal. How to get over a creatively DRY period and refresh your mind.
turning off the computer as a way to be more creative Temporarily Unplugged: A Good Idea to Foster Creativity?
the decline of creativity The Creativity Crisis. For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong and how we can fix it.
the effect of being busy on creativity How Being Busy Means Not Being Creative.
creativity tools introduction Tools to help you become more creative, devise imaginative solutions to problems, and spot opportunities that you might otherwise miss.
group think and creativity How Group Think Stifles Creativity.
Blog post on Neil Young and his creative process Blog post on singer-songwriter Neil Young and his creative process. Then find more insights and a video interview with Charlie Rose -> here (note: the interview starts at 4:05). The blogger says of him: Neil Young has a direct line to his emotions. His creativity is not over-thought, over-prepared or forced.
albert brooks internet impact on creativity Albert Brooks on Internet and its Impact on Creative Expression.
group norms negative impact Why Group Norms Kill Creativity
how to generate ideas Different ways of generating ideas including absence thinking, reverse brainstorming, assumption busting, and many others.
creative mental blocks Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?
breakthrough thinking Targeted Breakthrough Thinking (TBT).
What this thinking style is and how to use it.
creativity obstacles Ten Great Ways to Crush Creativity and Hamper Innovation.
A how-not-to guide for leaders.
creativity and cartooning and imagery Cartooning and Creativity. The powerful effect of using simple imagery instead of words.
moods and emotions impact on creativity Happy Emotions Boost Creativity. Whereas positive emotions tend to spur creativity, negative moods can help people focus.
ways to stay creative Six(6) Simple Things You Can Do to Stay Creative.
ways to stay creative Dream Incubation - an effective tool to help you see things through a different lens and stimulate extraordinary thinking and creativity.
ways to stay creative Why love can make you more creative.
architecture effect on creative thinking Spark better creative thinking with higher ceilings.
neurochemicals related to creativity The brain chemicals that enhance creativity.
creativity and brain science Five (5) Ways To Boost Your Creativity Using Brain Science.
how to think like a child to cultivate your creativity Think Like a Child: Learn to think like a kid again and unlock your hidden potential.
Clearing Clutter Opens the Mind Clearing Clutter Opens the Mind.
best Idea in the World The Worst - I mean BEST - Idea in the World.
Is constant stimulation hurting our creativity Is constant stimulation hurting our creativity - and the economy? Scott Adams (the creator of the Dilbert comic strip) discusses his ideas about the benefits of boredom.
Creativity for the Cautious Creativity for the Cautious.
The World Needs You to Follow Your Inspiration. The World Needs You to Follow Your Inspiration. You are unique. Your perspective of the world is equally unique, and it's important you share it as only you can.
Four Reasons Why Fear is a Creative's Friend Four Reasons Why Fear is a Creative's Friend.
Keep Creating Even in the Face of Criticism. Keep Creating Even in the Face of Criticism.
Odd Behavior And Creativity May Go Hand-in-hand. Odd Behavior And Creativity May Go Hand-in-hand.
Creating Space.   How well does your surrounding environment draw out your creative potential? Creating Space. How well does your surrounding environment draw out your creative potential?
Enhancing Creative Incubation.  New research shows that reducing brain activation can increase creativity. Enhancing Creative Incubation. New research shows that reducing brain activation can increase creativity.
How to Boost Your Creativity: 20 Tips from Psychology for Boosting Creativity. How to Boost Your Creativity: 20 Tips from Psychology for Boosting Creativity.

 

Blogs

1. Dose of Creativity

A really cool and interesting blog chock full of a diverse mix of all things creative sprinkled with inspired hints and tips.

Don't miss the 'Everyday Creative' section where blog author Melanie takes you along on a year long personal journey as she explores being more creative.

 

2. Applied Imagination

A thought-provoking blog exploring ideas about creativity, creative thinking, creative problem solving, innovation, applied imagination, education, creative studies and more.

You'll also find details about creativity events and workshops in Connecticut and nearby vicinity. Be sure to also check out blog author Steve Dahlberg's website http://www.appliedimagination.org.


 

Videos

Paul Sloane innovative leadship and wierd combinations Try weird combinations. Excerpt from Paul Sloane's talk on innovative leadership.
relationship between creativity and play The powerful relationship between creative thinking and play.
napping and creativity Naps and Creativity.
powerpoint about imagination This (super-learning music enhanced) powerpoint video explores using your imagination to gain your dreams.
decrease in creativity in the education system Is Creativity Being Driven Out Of Our Education Systems?
edward de bono creativity, thinking logically, and China Edward de Bono on creative and logical thinking. What is is and what it is not. What inhibited creative progress in China.
impact of the law on our creative culture How creativity is being strangled by the law. Larry Lessig, a lawyer for the Nets, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture.
ways to stimulate the creative process How To Stimulate the Creative Process. Six simple steps.
creative process discussion with Nick Cave Musician and songwriter Nick Cave discusses his own creative process.
daniel pink talks about creativity on the job Daniel Pink Speaks About Exercising Creativity at Your Job.
creativity killers Harvey Mackay on Creativity Killers in the Workplace.
Creating a Culture of Innovation Creating a Culture of Innovation. To foster it, managers must look both outward and inward.
creative ads Some examples of clever and artistically creative advertisements.
brain and creativity How the Brain Makes Creative Connections.
stimulating the creative process How To Stimulate the Creative Process. Get your artistic juices flowing with these strategies.
removing the blocks to creative thinking in the workplace Building Creativity in the Workplace (Getting Unstuck in Your Thinking).
removing the blocks to creative thinking in the workplace How to find and develop your own inner creativity with Tony Buzan (creator of the mind mapping technique).
removing the blocks to creative thinking in the workplace Acquiring a Creative Mind.
best Idea in the World Becoming Creatively Obsessive. Greg Fraley talks about intentionally developing creative habits of mind.
How to Take a Creative Excursion - a technique for generating breakthrough ideas. How to Take a Creative Excursion (a technique for generating breakthrough ideas).
Thinking like a genius can improve our lives.  How by using principles that were implicit to Da Vinci's work, we can become more creative and learn faster. Thinking like a genius can improve our lives. How by using principles that were implicit to Da Vinci's work, we can become more creative and learn faster.

 

Humor

what happens to great creative ideas What happens to great creative Ideas.
example of thinking outside of the box The Creativity Company - Thinking out of the box?
humorous short about how Killing good ideas can harm your future Killing good ideas can harm your future.
funny video about being predicable Dilbert: Predictable and Changes.

 

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