Understanding the Creative Process

An innovation can be a simple or complex, however it often targets a process or
adaptation of a product, whether the process is new or not. All innovations result
from creative thought process. Some innovations come from a teams of people ...

Author: Rigoberto Garcia

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430325536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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As a Project Manager you must have a clear understanding of how to manage and encourage the creative process. Project managers alike are geared toward people management and not creative cycles. Most times they find themselves unable to mitigate conflict and the creative process fails. In my book, I introduced basic management concepts designed to manage the creative environment while setting the stage for innovation. By managing the creative environment, a Project Manager will lay the groundwork for the innovation without forsaking other basic management cycles. Since the main goal of a Project Manager should be to manage scope and the strategical heading of a project; he or she must prove themselves to be a capable leader, able to understand the needs of the team essentially when it comes to how to care for and mitigate innovation in a project environment prior to initiating a creative brainstorming session.

The Creative Process in the Individual

Everything that happens, happens for a reason-or, more specifically, everything that happens is an effect of some cause that came before. This is the logical progress of physical existence.

Author: Thomas Troward

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602061774

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 80

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Everything that happens, happens for a reason-or, more specifically, everything that happens is an effect of some cause that came before. This is the logical progress of physical existence. New Thought pioneer Thomas Troward, in The Creative Process in the Individual, demonstrates not only how this equation applies to all creation, but how it flows from the divine and relates to the metaphysical, as well as where the individual is placed within this schema. Comprehensively considering the spiritual and mundane aspects of such an existential question, Troward, in this 1915 classic, ultimately exposes how the individual can operate in concert with these laws in order to better his existence and more easily meet his spiritual goal: connecting with God. English judge, philosopher, and painter THOMAS TROWARD (1847-1916) lived most of his life in India, in the service of the imperial monarchy. Among his publications, many of which profoundly affected the New Thought Movement, are The Law and the Word, Bible Mystery and Meaning, and The Hidden Power and Other Papers Upon Mental Science.

The Creative Process

Each of these methodologies, be they observational, experimental, qualitative or
quantitative, can offer insights on the creative process. It is also worth noting
some studies look at the creative process in natural settings, such as professional

Author: Todd Lubart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137505637

Category: Psychology

Page: 327

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The creative process refers to the sequence of thoughts and actions that are involved in the production of new work that is both original and valuable in its context. This book examines this process across the domains of visual art, writing, engineering, design and music. It characterizes each domain’s creative process based on evidence stemming from creators’ accounts of their own activity and a wide-range of observational material and theories specific to each field. Results from empirical research are then presented across a set of closely linked chapters, using a common set of methodologies that seek to trace the creative process as it unfolds. This highly interdisciplinary edited collection offers valuable insight into the creative process for scholars and practitioners in the fields of psychology, education, and creative studies, as well as for any other readers interested in the creative process. Todd Lubart brings together a group of authors who are themselves actively involved in their respective creative fields and invites readers to adopt a broad perspective on the creative process in order to unravel some of its mysteries.

Women Conscience and the Creative Process

Creative Process women, conscience, and the creative process WOMEN,
Creative Process women, conscience, and the creative process WOMEN, CON- ...

Author: Anne E. Patrick

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781893757837

Category: RELIGION

Page: 37

View: 259


Offers a deeply personal interpretation of conscience, drawing on Scripture, ethics, psychology, and stories of women's lives to demonstrate the importance of the virtue of creative responsibility.

The Creative Process

This research recognized several important features of the creative process: 1. It
was recognized that the creative process does not follow the steps outlined
above in a linear fashion (Stein 1967). The creative process jumps from stage to
stage ...

Author: Scott R. Turner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317780618

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 481


Someday computers will be artists. They'll be able to write amusing and original stories, invent and play games of unsurpassed complexity and inventiveness, tell jokes and suffer writer's block. But these things will require computers that can both achieve artistic goals and be creative. Both capabilities are far from accomplished. This book presents a theory of creativity that addresses some of the many hard problems which must be solved to build a creative computer. It also presents an exploration of the kinds of goals and plans needed to write simple short stories. These theories have been implemented in a computer program called MINSTREL which tells stories about King Arthur and his knights. While far from being the silicon author of the future, MINSTREL does illuminate many of the interesting and difficult issues involved in constructing a creative computer. The results presented here should be of interest to at least three different groups of people. Artificial intelligence researchers should find this work an interesting application of symbolic AI to the problems of story-telling and creativity. Psychologists interested in creativity and imagination should benefit from the attempt to build a detailed, explicit model of the creative process. Finally, authors and others interested in how people write should find MINSTREL's model of the author-level writing process thought-provoking.

The Creative Process

Some of the reasons for attention to the creative process are practical . One
incentive for compiling this anthology , a selection of some of the more revealing
discussions of invention , is that insight into the processes of invention can
increase ...

Author: Brewster Ghiselin


ISBN: 156861229X

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 439

View: 275


Conference on Motivating the Creative Process

FOREWORD In February , 1956 the Institute of Contemporary Art , with the
assistance of William J.J. Gordon of Arthur D. Little , Inc. , planned a series of
three conferences on " Creativity as a Process . " The first of these meetings ,
attended by ...

Author: Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)


ISBN: UCAL:B3526761

Category: Creation

Page: 137

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The Creative Personality and the Creative Process

Creative lndividuals Look At Creativity 235 Creativity Defined 235 The
Unconscious Mind and Creativity 268 Art 278 Golden Ages of Creativity 294
Summary 303 8. The Creative Process 307 Typical Working Day 307 Serendipity
and ...

Author: Linda Melrose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015054424000

Category: Psychology

Page: 453

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Art for Happiness

If you’ve ever felt the urge to express yourself creatively, but you’re not sure where to start, this book could be what you’re looking for.

Author: Val Andrews

Publisher: Opal Tree Press


Category: Self-Help


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If you’ve ever felt the urge to express yourself creatively, but you’re not sure where to start, this book could be what you’re looking for. Supported by contemporary research on the creative process, and sparkling reviews from readers, "Art For Happiness: Finding Your Creative Process And Using It" is bound to inspire you. Crammed with information and exercises, this book will help you find your own ideas for realising your creative potential, and it will provide you with the structure to see your creative projects through to completion. PART 1 is all about YOU. By asking you 5 key questions, it will tease out what's really important to you and how you view your creative self. It also leads you through some creative visualisations and prompts you to consider ways in which you can use these to fuel your creative ideas. There are also some exercises to help you focus your intentions on the creative work you want to do. PART 2 is all about your creative self. This starts with exercises to help you manage any negative self talk, and to work in partnership with your internal critic. There are also some exercises to help you find your creative concepts and to protect your emerging creative self. Exercises to help you get into the zone of creative work and to manage your creative energy, are also included. PART 3 is about inspiring your creative self, with exercises to help you mine your childhood memories and major life events. There are also some stream of consciousness exercises you can do to extract key creative ideas from your subconscious and bring them forth into your creative projects. Dreamwork is also included, drawing upon the teachings of CG Jung. PART 4 helps you to sustain the momentum of your creative energy and ideas. There are exercises to help you ground yourself in your creative space, how to care for your creative self and share experiences with other artists who have similar interests to you. The processes for keeping your vision alive and recycling creative ideas alive are also covered in this part of the book. It also explains the difference between creativity and innovation and how you can move from one to the other. PART 5 of this book includes interviews with a number of established artists and writers; exploring their creative process and how they think and feel about their creative work. The final section of this book lists a number of other books for further reading on specific topics and ideas explored in this book. If you are interested in developing your creative self, but feel a bit stuck, this book will help you to get unstuck and get your creative energy flowing again.

The Nature of the Creative Process in Art

Author: Jaroslav Havelka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015002272006

Category: Art

Page: 236

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No single factor determined the growth of this book. It may have been that as a novice researcher in Behavioral Psychology I experienced growing discontent with the direction of intellectual activity in which the accent was on methodology and measurement, with a distinct atmosphere of dogmatism, insecurity and defensiveness. The anathema of tender-mindedness was attached to any study of mental manifes tations that avoided laboratory confirmation and statistical significance. Man in his uniqueness and unpredictable potentialities remained un explored. Yet outside the systematic vivisection of variables and their measurement men of originality and genius were studying the mind in its complex yet natural interaction of aspirations, values and creative capacities. It was almost too easy for me to turn to them for the re orientation of my psychological interest, and it was not difficult to find in Freud the most daring and penetrating representant of humanistic psychology. Furthermore, it could have been the fact that Freud's thoughts on creative processes appeared to me at once starkly original and yet incomplete and fragmentary, that led me to reconsider and expand on them. Freud's fascination with culture and creativity, although frank and serious, led him to a peculiar indecisiveness and overcautiousness which was radically different from the dramatic boldness of his thera peutic methods and the depth of his personality theories.

The Act of Musical Composition

The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process presents the first coherent exploration around this unique aspect of human creative activity.

Author: Dave Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138252395


Page: 312

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The study of musical composition has been marked by a didactic, technique-based approach, focusing on the understanding of musical language and grammar -harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and arrangement - or on generic and stylistic categories. In the field of the psychology of music, the study of musical composition, even in the twenty-first century, remains a poor cousin to the literature which relates to musical perception, music performance, musical preferences, musical memory and so on. Our understanding of the compositional process has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process presents the first coherent exploration around this unique aspect of human creative activity. The central threads, or key themes - compositional process, creative thinking and problem-solving - are integrated by the combination of theoretical understandings of creativity with innovative empirical work.

Deep Creativity

Deep Creativity reveals the findings of Victor Shamas’ 30-year exploration of the creative process.

Author: Victor Shamas

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781683505426

Category: Education

Page: 241

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Deep Creativity reveals the findings of Victor Shamas’ 30-year exploration of the creative process. Rather than observing creativity in others, he delved into the experience directly in order to uncover hidden truths and break free of common misconceptions. Deep Creativity turns fundamental assumptions about creativity on their head while offering fresh perspectives on the scientific method, fractals, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, plate tectonics, mind and consciousness, hero myths, the life cycle, sleep and dreams, mothers’ intuition, the nature of wisdom, peak experiences, and even the Gospels. Written from a research psychologist’s perspective, Deep Creativity portrays the creative experience as a bold adventure filled with passion, turmoil, inspiration, sacrifice, sheer joy, self-transcendence, and unconditional love.