Creativity Hacks - Psychology and Tools for Creative Thinking

Georgia Tech Professional Education

Georgia Tech Professional Education

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Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals who want to improve their creativity skills and for engineers who facilitate creativity and problem solving in teams.

About the course

Like problem solving, everyone has the ability to improve their creativity skills. As team leaders, it's important to know how to foster your team's creativity and promote problem solving skills. In the Creativity Hacks course, you will explore how to substantially improve individual creativity skills using simple techniques and tools. In addition, this course will demonstrate how engineers, as group facilitators, may effectively use these skills to improve the problem solving with their teams.

Course Content

SYSTEMS VIEW OF CREATIVITY

  • Big “C” versus little “c” creativity
  • How to be an original thinker
  • The characteristics of the creative person
  • The incubation model of creativity
  • The relationship of flow and creativity

THE COGNITIVE AND NEUROSCIENCE VIEW OF CREATIVITY

  • Dispel some myths about how the brain works
  • Introduction to a Neuroscientific model of creativity
  • Discuss how memory works and gives rise to creative thinking
  • Introduction to conceptual blending and its relationship to creativity

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE THINKING

  • What active thinking is and how can we use it to break out of existing patterns of thought
  • Introduction and practice of six divergent thinking techniques
  • Introduction to tools for group creativity

CASE STUDY

Overview and practice of a popular visual problem solving methodology for both individuals and groups

Experts

Jack Zentner

Dr. Jack Zentner is a Senior Research Engineer at the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) in the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). His primary area of research is in the development of and application of systems engineering tools and methods to the design of large scale, complex systems. ...

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