Generating New Ideas – Being More Creative – Being Creative

Generating New Ideas – Being More Creative – Being Creative

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Generating New Ideas

Being More Creative

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What we'll discuss

  • Being Creative
  • Affective Considerations
  • Invention Techniques
  • Other Resources

Being Creative

Why does this matter?

Thinking outside the box?

outside the box from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.

From the book...

Everyone values creativity, but creativity can also be threatening. Creativity --> Change --> Power Balance Shift

Affective Considerations

  • Creativity is Hard Work
  • Pay Attention to Change
  • Be Passionate about it
  • Hear Naysayers
    • Add salt grains as needed

Invention Techniques

Things you can do to get the creativity flowing

Logical Mapping


(or Listing)


(or Boxing)

Free Writing

  • Start Writing
  • Don't worry about "Speling"
  • Write about the topic
  • Review for main points
  • Rinse and Repeat

Journalist Questions

  • Who was involved?
  • What happened?
  • Where did it happen?
  • When did it happen?
  • Why did it happen?
  • How did it happen?


There are certainly more ideas out there


  • Creativity matters
  • Affective Considerations
  • Invention Techniques


Jason Madsen