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Creativity in Science & Engineering (Ronald B. Standler)



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Creativity Links (Indiana University)
Don Clark’s Creativity Web


creativity : the ability to create — Webster

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create : to produce through imaginative skill — Webster

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Creativity refers to the invention or origination of any new thing (a product, solution, artwork, literary work, joke, etc.) that has value. “New” may refer to the individual creator or the society or domain within which novelty occurs. “Valuable”, similarly, may be defined in a variety of ways. The range of scholarly interest in creativity includes a multitude of definitions and approaches involving several disciplines; psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies and economics, taking in the relationship between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes associated with creativity, the relationships between personality type and creative ability and between creativity and mental health, the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes. — Wikipedia



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History of the concept of creativity (Wikipedia)


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Americans for the Arts


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Song Lyrics


1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity Published for the First Time (MIT Technology Review)



Creativity News -- ScienceDaily Read about the latest research on the creative process, enhancing creative thinking and more.

  • Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft
    on July 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity under certain conditions, according to new research. The experimental study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV show or playing a race car video game. Those given the freedom to play Minecraft without instruction were most creative.

  • Sister, neighbor, friend: Thinking about multiple...
    on July 2, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    A typical child plays many roles, such as friend, neighbor, son or daughter. Simply reminding children of that fact can lead to better problem-solving and more flexible thinking, finds new research. Better problem-solving was just one positive finding of the study. After considering their own various identities, children also showed more flexible thinking about race and other social groupings -- a behavior that could be valuable in an increasingly diverse society.

  • The power of empathy in product development
    on May 28, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    What kind of potato chip would you create, and what would you name it, if you wanted to sell the product exclusively to pregnant women?

  • Creativity: A question of impulsiveness
    on May 23, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    How can employees' working time be organized so as to enable them to perform in the best possible way when completing both creative and routine tasks? Economists investigated this question and made a surprising discovery. Which working model works best depends on employees' impulsiveness.

  • Why creative experts may be better at imagining...
    on May 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Humans use imagination a lot, whether it be thinking about what's for dinner later tonight or trying to imagine what someone else on the other side of the world may be experiencing after reading the news. As situations become farther away from reality and more distal, imagining a situation becomes more difficult. The limits to distal imagination are known to lead to many biases. Yet, a new study finds that creativity may help us surmount these barriers to distal imagination.