Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Einige Erkenntnisse über Kreativität

Gerade habe ich bei Google+ einen Post wiedergefunden, der zusammenfasst, was ich bei einem MOOC über Kreativität gelernt habe.

Hier mein Fazit als Antwort auf die im letzten Assignment gestellten Fragen/Aufgaben:

1. Describe your key take-aways from this course.
What was most valuable?
What was most surprising?
What will you be able to use in your daily life?

Hier, was ich geschrieben habe:

Fifteen phrases that reflect what I learned

As my answers to these questions

What was most valuable?
What was most surprising?
What will you be able to use in your daily life?

would be more or less similar
and as I was on a roll expressing my new insights in six words,
let me answer the questions in a series of 15 six word phrases.
Try anything, dig deep, be patient.
Do not give up too soon.
Explore many different angles to succeed.
Look at problems from different perspectives.
Try out odd and unexpected combinations.
Do not fear failure, embrace it.
Dare to experiment, try many things.
Do not use your first idea.
Develop 100 ideas and many more.
The unexpected solution may be the best.
Enthusiasm and playfulness: fuel for creativity.
Creative minds do not think alike.
Maybe counterintuitive: limitations encourage creative thinking.
Do not overthink, just try it.
Creativity: sometimes in doing, not thinking.
2. Submit a photo of yourself holding a sheet of paper with SIX WORDS that describe your favorite lesson from the course.


PS: Nebenbei zeigt dieses Beispiel, wie sehr eine Einschränkung (zum Beispiel die Vorgabe, sich auf sechs Wörter zu beschränken) die Kreativität befeuern kann. Der Beleg dafür sind die berühmten Six-Word Memoirs.