Plot Structure - A Cheatsheet to Popular Plot Formulas... The One Page Novel online course is now open! How to Use Plot Formulas Plotting If you’re a new writer, a plot structure or plot formula is your shortcut to writing a great story. NBS: Design Thinking and Business I'm collecting quotes and references here to get an overview of who's saying what about design thinking as applied to business. The idea is still young and in development; it seems we're only now reaching the conversation stage that leads to differing points of view. I welcome suggestions for additions or corrections. —Victor Lombardi, March 2005 Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.
The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli Amazed by what you have learned about having a bilingual brain? Then, start learning another language now! This website has tons of free lessons, games and quizzes to get you started! Pick one language or even two languages and get that gray matter growing. Speaking more than one language is like exercise for the brain? Read Radiolab blogger Chris Berube discusses the advantages of speaking multiple languages in his post “Mapping the Bilingual Brain” Want to know some more of the advantages of having a bilingual brain? 5 Reasons Why You Need a Muse Pin It “A muse?” you ask. Innovation is Not Creativity My colleague Chris Trimble and I have polled hundreds of managers, asking them to define innovation. Usually, managers equate innovation with creativity. But innovation is not creativity.
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Creativity: The Premier Skill of the 21st Century Robin Fogarty has celebrated creative thinking in the classroom since her first years as a teacher. Since then, while working as a consultant, teacher educator, editor, mentor and author, Robin has been one of the nation’s strongest advocates for developing the creative talents of teachers and students alike. Her most recent books coedited with Brian Pete and Jim Bellanca for Solution Tree Press treat How to Teach Thinking in the Common Core and Leadership Guide to the Common Core (also with Rebecca Stinson. In press) Driving Question: How Do We Know Creativity When We See It?
8 Powerful Visual Creative Thinking Techniques with Editable Templates Great ideas don’t just occur. In order to come up with some great new idea, you need to have the right knowledge and experience, and the ideal circumstance. However, there are techniques that you can use to boost your creative thinking skills. In this post, we’ll look into creative thinking techniques that will help accelerate the process. You can start right away with the editable templates provided. What is Creative Thinking? Eric Von Hippel's Homepage Four Basic Lectures These videos are posted on YouTube by MIT OpenCourseWare. You are free to use and download them as you like under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. I hope you find them useful.
Feeding the Creative Brain: From Curiosity to Innovation Robin Fogarty has celebrated creative thinking in the classroom since her first years as a teacher. Since then, while working as a consultant, teacher educator, editor, mentor and author, Robin has been one of the nation’s strongest advocates for developing the creative talents of teachers and students alike. Her most recent books coedited with Brian Pete and Jim Bellanca for Solution Tree Press treat How to Teach Thinking in the Common Core and Leadership Guide to the Common Core (also with Rebecca Stinson. In press) This is the second in a series of posts on Creativity from Robin. Francesca is only two, yet she wants to play with her Mom’s iPhone and find pictures of herself in the photo album. Putting that aside when she spots the iPad, she grabs for it as her fingers poke at the screen, somehow reasoning that this is just a big iPhone.