Keeping with the analogy, when a Eureka! Most of the creatives I know or work with get really frustrated with others during this phase. This is especially true with some supervisors and bosses who expect the end product on a certain schedule, even though the creative process does not work that way. The creative process begins with work and ends with work.
The Creative Process in the Individual
Understanding the creative process helps you start figuring out where your bugs are. Everyone else short-circuits their creative process. I should add a caveat here which some may find empowering and others may find frustrating. Creativity favors intelligence, but that has almost everything to do with two facts: 1 the more intelligent creative can prepare more quickly and more broadly than the less intelligent creative, and 2 the more intelligent creative generally has managed to secure employment that allows her more autonomy in her schedule.
Some of the smartest people I know never attended college. Another area in preparation where many people go wrong is in not being aware of how social the creative process is. Talking to people who are interested in the same things you are or who are just plain creative helps you become more creative, and this explains why creatives tend to be attracted to areas with a high density of other creatives.
You have to balance creating, connecting, and consuming. Creatives throughout history have always spoken against working for someone else because doing so has a tendency to stop your own incubation process — when your boss tells you to change directions on a project or reassigns tasks, your incubation process is stunted.
Most of the influential creatives throughout history — including present ones — started with one really good idea. The rest of their life was spent either working on that idea or living off of the fruit of that idea. You may be incubating that great idea, or you may be one step away from it, and I want you to get it out so we can all enjoy it. You can listen below or look at the show notes here.
Loved this! The idea of incubation certainly rings true for me. Sara at On Simplicitys last blog post.. The Simple Truth? Good observation. Often, when you have to correct them, you find yourself developing the idea further by re-articulating it.
Andre Kibbes last blog post.. Using Po to Generate and Restructure Ideas. Perhaps having too many diverse interests also short circuits the creative process. Throw in some employment, and other life obligations. Sara: The richest ideas are those that have been mulled over, combined, broken apart, and such during the incubation process. An open ear, and the willingness to be patient with ideas, goes a long way. Thanks for commenting! Curtis: Actually, most research points to a diversity of interesting leading to better creative insights.
What short-circuits many of us with diverse interests are that those interests often come with time obligations. But if you separate the two, though, then the incubation process is augmented. More on this soon. Great food for thought. Culturally, I think we also associate creativity with the arts when actually that process sounds a lot like what scientists do, too. The key to the scientific method is that they keep track of all the blind alleys they went down on the way.
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And I agree absolutely that scientist go through the same processes. We forget that, I think, because we see a lot of the hard work in the prep and implementation phase through research and lab time. Excellent post. I like that you support and remind us to let our our creative ideas percolate — incubate. And Having a trusted friend who is my creative mirror has made all the difference. Shanns last blog post.. Getting Your Groove Back … a luscious living playshop. Explains the various stages of the creative process, and tries to show why some people do it better than others, how to get better at it, etc.
Can it get here any sooner?! My wife is my trusty idea friend, and having her support and critical eye is wonderful. I particularly like the way the whole process is broken down into sections and explained in detail. Biographical research is defined by Miller as a research method that collects and analyses a person's whole life, or portion of a life, through the in-depth and unstructured interview, or sometimes reinforced by semi-structured interview or personal documents.
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Kazuki Ikeda. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Understanding Creative Processes 1. Creativity matters! What is Creativity? Available online at www. The approach is based on autopoietic system theory, where an autopoietic system is defined as a unity whose organization is defined by a particular network of production processes of elements. While the theory was originally proposed in biology and then applied to sociology, I have applied it to understand the nature of creation, and called it "Creative Systems Theory".
A creative system is an autopoietic system whose element is "discovery", which emerges only when a synthesis of three selections has occurred: "idea", "association", and "consequence".
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With using these concepts, we open the way to understand creation itself separated from psychic and social aspects of creativity. On this basis, the coupling between creative, psychic, and social systems is discussed. I suggest, in this paper, the future of creativity studies, re-defining a discipline "Creatology" for inquiring creative systems and propose an interdisciplinary field as "Creative Sciences" for interdisciplinary connections among creatology, psychology, and so on.
Keywords; creativity; systems theory; autopoiesis; pattern language 1. I ntroduction In this paper, a new, non-psychological and non-sociological approach to understanding creativity is proposed. There are several reasons why study of creativity is pursued from so many angles today. Creative Systems Theory based on the autopoietic systems theoryA creative process is defined as an autopoietic system whoseelements are discoveries. Creative process is a re- production network of discoveries.
Each discovery is emerged only when a synthesis of thefollowing three selection occurs: idea, association, and finding. Iba, T.