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Idées bricolages. Apprendre à dessiner. CGI Studios. Selnajaya. Monty Pythons. Your Creative Success. An online note taking and blogging tool for everyone - Fruitnotes. Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex. Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough. Isabel Allende tells tales of passion. Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! Rory Sutherland: Sweat the small stuff. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity. Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide? Tim Brown: The powerful link between creativity and play. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow.

Three Principles Behind All Tools. || Take me back to the main ToolKit page || || Take me back to the DirectedCreativity Home page || There are many tools for creative thinking in the literature...

Three Principles Behind All Tools

Edward de Bono presents 13 tools in his book Serious Creativity Grace McGartland has 25 tips and techniques in Thunderbolt Thinking(TM) Arthur VanGundy covers 29 tools in Idea Power Michael Michalko describes 34 techniques in Thinkertoys Roger von Oech has 64 methods in his Creative Whack Pack Koberg and Bagnall give guidance on 67 tools in The Universal Traveler James Higgins tops them all with his book 101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques. While there is overlap among these compilations, there are at least 250 unique tools in these seven books.

And these are only a few of the references available on the topic of creative thinking! Unfortunately, this variety leaves the impression that no one really knows how to stimulate creativity. Attention Escape Movement The Value of Understanding the Three Principles Summary References. Brainstorming Software. EyeWire Creativity Cards. Litemind. Creativity. Creative Techniques. This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality (Innovation).

Creative Techniques

Like most tools these techniques all have their good and bad points. I like to think of these creativity and innovation 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 / Innovation technique) for each job.

This site will try and provide a little guidance along with each tool to let you know whether it's best used for cutting paper or putting in nails. For the future, the aim is to also have sub-categories which will identify Techniques for; Problem Definition - including problem analysis, redifinition, and all aspects associated with defining the problem clearly.

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Get Creative! Creative-Inspiring People, Places & Things on

Creative-Inspiring People, Places & Things We often find our richest sources of inspiration through our experiences with other people, places, and things. Here is a listing of sections on the Creativity Portal that will open the door of creative inspiration to you! American Creativity Association Creativity Tools. Creating Minds tools. Learn to be more creative. Creativity - Innovation - Trend Portal. Creativity Toolbox. Copy and Share Documents with your Cell Phone Camera. Conrad Hametner is passionate about globalizing technology and building forward thinking companies to address consumer and community needs.

Copy and Share Documents with your Cell Phone Camera

He has been called an “all-around executive athlete,” experienced in Marketing, Business Development and Operations. Conrad is also known by many foreign companies as “our man in the US” for his ability to launch technologies into US markets. He honed his business skills while working for technology companies with roots in Asia, Europe and the United States. Conrad led the US effort to build the French-based Qipit service, recognized by Red Herring as a top 100 "Most Promising" European private technology companies to drive the future of technology. As head of Consumer Marketing, Conrad helped launch the Qipit patented technology that turns a camera phone into a mobile copy center enabling users to scan, copy, and fax from anywhere. Earlier in his career, Conrad was President and co-founder of, an application and Internet service provider. Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts, Writer's Prompt Tool.

New Year's Resolutions on 43 Things. Creativity Processes, Creative Thinking and Lateral Thinking from MindTools. © iStockphoto/pavlen The tools in this section can help you to become more creative.

Creativity Processes, Creative Thinking and Lateral Thinking from MindTools

They are designed to help you devise creative and imaginative solutions to problems, and help you to spot opportunities that you might otherwise miss. Before you continue, it is important to understand what we mean by creativity, as there are two completely different types. The first is technical creativity, where people create new theories, technologies or ideas. This is the type of creativity we discuss here. Many of the techniques in this chapter have been used by great thinkers to drive their creativity. 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. Arouse your creativity Electric flesh-arrows … traversing the body.

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity

A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm. ~ Anais Nin Creativity is like sex. I know, I know. The people I speak of are writers. Below, I’ve exposed some of their secret tips, methods, and techniques. Now, lie back, relax and take pleasure in these 201 provocative ways to arouse your creativity.

Great hacks from Merlin Mann of 43 Folders.

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