Trigger Creativity using Creativity Cards

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Workshop “Trigger Creativity using Creativity Cards” was held last week in Zagreb. After the introduction to creativity and newest technology and business trends, participants learned to use combinations of different triggers and ideas to inspire new improvements & features to their ideas.

52 Creativity Cards helped in filling many blank pages on the workshop with new ideas and this concept was at the end evaluated as successful and valuable.

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Creativity cards

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You want to unleash your creativity? Think again about your ideas or come with a new one?

Our 50 cards raise questions “What if…?” which can guide you to think from the other angle or to question yourself using three main topics:

  • business trends,
  • techno-trends and
  • in another man’s shoes

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Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!

fromAnywhereEveryone has the potential to be creative. We all create everyday, whether we’re at home, work, in the garden or at school. these ideas help us in our daily lives and we often take them for granted because we think they’re small or insignificant. But sometimes we could come up with an idea that is so useful for the market that it can be called an innovation. The problem is that many people are uncomfortable getting their idea out, or too timid to step out of their comfort zones. Continue reading “Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!”

“The Method” – Contest

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To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better.   Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”

Entrepreneurs (Innovators) to be

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They are special sort of us: Entrepreneurs. Oh yes, they are! But, what with people who are still thinking about it and maybe are still too shy in trying to start they own business. Last week, I held a course for young entrepreneurs and it was challenging to see how they react on many creativity exercises and could it be successful to make them future innovators.  Continue reading “Entrepreneurs (Innovators) to be”

Developers and ideas, hm… (How to convince a developer to write down an idea?)

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Developers are creative beings, they find new solutions on a daily basis, so they somehow have to be creative? Yes, but…

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The power of innovation campaigns

It’s easy to start innovation campaign, but to do it in a right way you need to be stick to some principles. So, to get really good, focused ideas much work has to be done before the start. If it’s possible it is best to have fixed topic, maybe also the customer behind it! Then your participants will have the biggest chance for innovation. It’s not important to buy newest piece of software to support the campaign, it can be done in a simplest way, which is in most cases – the best way. Sharepoint or even the Excel sheets … Continue reading The power of innovation campaigns

creativity avalanche

If you want to awake a creative person in yourself, here are the links that could help 😉 Learn Something Everyday: http://www.learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk One Word: oneword.com Idea a day: http://www.idea-a-day.com Inspire me, now!: szymon.tumblr.com Springwise: http://www.springwise.com PSFK: http://www.psfk.com Trendhunter: http://www.trendhunter.com Coolhunter: http://www.thecoolhunter.net Trendwatching: http://www.trendwatching.com Innovation Avalanche: http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/innovationavalanche.htm Ideas…: http://www.creativitypool.com Sell patents or ideas: http://www.newideatrade.com Top 20 trends for 2010: http://www.trendhunter.com/tv/trends-in-2010-forecast Ted – Ideas worth preading (Inspiracijske prezentacije) http://www.ted.com Continue reading creativity avalanche

great definition of innovation

I’ve just read the interview with Guy Kawasaki. Inside, there is a great definition of innovation:“Innovation is creating something before people know they need it. The process involves building upon the work of others-a.k.a., “copying,” grinding it out, and deleting what doesn’t work to jump to the next curve. Innovation isn’t a lightning bolt of inspiration in the middle of a muse. More often than not, it’s a process of grinding, cogitating, and doubting. There truly is no shortcut to innovation. Over the course of a career, you come up with dozens, if not hundreds of ideas, and reject most, … Continue reading great definition of innovation

10 things you shouldn’t forget

1. write-down your ideas! Every idea has to be written, because it will wipe out from your head 🙂 Later you can give to the written facts new features. 2. don’t be afraid to submit your idea If your company has innovation system, the idea should be submitted through norm innovation process. In a case that you company doesn’t have inno-system, you should inform yourself how your idea can be proposed to someone who can help you to realize it. 3. read Inform yourself everyday with the news from your interests, but also from the topics you never thought about … Continue reading 10 things you shouldn’t forget