Category Archives: Idea Stimulation

Keep creativity alive

Creativity does not start at 9 am and end at 6 pm – it is an ongoing process that we have to train ourselves to have for a lifetime, and once you are in it – you win it! If you are lucky enough to work in an environment that nurtures creativity and allows you the chance to think creatively and be creative day in and day out- consider yourself lucky! 

Wouldn’t it be great to create an environment in which people feel free to be creative (new ideas, new decisions, and/or new actions to birth new futures) everyday?   Why not give it a try  or pilot during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21 ?  You’ve got nothing to lose.   

 

Painting by numbers: getting creative with environmental data

We are certain that creativity is key to unlocking the mysteries of data and making it more tangible. A group of artists, technologists, designers and data experts were brought together to rethink, experiment and prototype solutions using environmental data gathered by our tools. Together, we’ve been exploring how to communicate the stories that environmental data has to tell us and influence meaningful change.  Julie’s Bicycle has the world’s largest set of environmental data tools associated with the cultural sector via their Creative Industry Green carbon calculator tools

Source: www.theguardian.com

Worth a look.  Definitely. Great ways to combine environmental data with performance art to deliver important messages.

Feel inspired for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21?  Lots of ways to celebrate!

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

So for 2015, our collective goal as educators should be striving to innovate our projects, activities, and curriculum such that we empower our students to develop into creative, insightful, successful learners who are prepared to become leaders in their desired future.

Source: www.edutopia.org

John Kao, author of Innovation Nation, says, “To me, innovation is the set of capabilities that allow for the continuous realization of a desired future.”

According to Oxford Dictionaries, innovate means “to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”

Scott Berkun’s (author of What Innovation Means) definition: “Innovation is significant positive change.” “It’s not the results that are necessarily innovative, but the way the group goes about doing its work.”

How might you leverage any of these to create an experience for WCIW this year?

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