75 Tools for Creative Thinking

A Fun Card Deck for Everyone who Needs Creative Inspiration


Publisher: Bis Pub


Category: Design

Page: 75

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This creative card deck toolbox will guide the player to be creative at the different stages of any process or situation where new ideas are desired. The seventy-five tools are organized around six steps in the process: get started, look around, ask around, break it down, break free, evaluate, and select.

Research & Education in Design: People & Processes & Products & Philosophy

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Research and Education in Design (REDES 2019), November 14-15, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Author: Rita Almendra

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 322

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Design is about the creation of meaningful connections to solve problems and advance human wellbeing; the discipline has always explored the beneficial links between form and function, technology and meaning, beauty and utility, people and artefacts and problems and solutions, among others. This book focuses on the crucial connection between design research and design education. Contemporary society grows increasingly hyper-complex and globally competitive. This state of affairs raises fundamental questions for both Design Education and Design Research: Should research skills be integrated into undergraduate courses? How can we modify design courses without compromising the positive aspects of the educational studio experience? Can the three cycles of higher education in design be combined into a creative and inquisitive educational continuum? To examine the relationship between research and education in Design we must address the topic of knowledge, keeping in mind that the development and dissemination of new and useful knowledge is the core purpose of a University. If we agree that design has its own things to know and ways to find out about them, then design knowledge resides in people, processes, products, and philosophy. This book explores the intersection of these four areas with the aim of uncovering insights to advance the current state of the design discipline.

Imagination, Creativity, and Responsible Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Fields, Ziska

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

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As we move through the Fourth Industrial Revolution, people are becoming more concerned about the potential benefits and risks of digital technology and its impact. People are worried about the extent, the implementation, and the effect digital transformation will have on their privacy, jobs, and welfare. Business managers will be expected to navigate organizations and employees through this unknown territory of digital transformation and disruption. Imagination, Creativity, and Responsible Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is an essential reference source that uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the concepts of imagination and creativity, as well as responsible management practices, and their application to the development and use of innovative technologies. This book intends to help readers understand the importance of continuously developing their cognitive skills and to remain responsible and accountable in the new digital era— the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Featuring research on topics that include modes of interaction in the digitalized era, cognitive skills needed and creative tools to shape the future of work, and knowledge sharing, this book is ideally designed for managers, leaders, decision makers, directors, executives, engineers, entrepreneurs, IT specialists, academics, researchers, students, consultants, and industry professionals.

Approaches To Creativity

A Guide For Teachers

Author: Anne Jordan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)


Category: Education

Page: 331

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to ideas on creativity in education, along with the major theories related to creativity.

Performance Measurement and Management

A Strategic Approach to Management Accounting

Author: Malcolm Smith

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 400

Management accountancy has a dynamic role to play in the competitive strategy of modern global businesses. This book sets out key strategic principles and then assesses how management accountancy can affect and direct these strategies. Engaging case studies reveal how theories and concepts translate into real business practice. Throughout, the book emphasizes: - how accounting initiatives can trigger assessment and improvement of performance management - the importance of managerial decision making to good business practice - how today's management accountancy measures against current research Written for advanced undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking courses on management accounting and performance measurement and management, the book will be also of interest to management and business consultants, professional accountants and accounting academics.

Building Better Teams

70 Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Performance Within and Across Teams

Author: Robert Barner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Over the past 10 years in the field of human and organizational development, the approach to team building has moved from problem solving and conflict management to helping work groups and organizations build a foundation of trust, cooperation, and mutual support. Focusing on collaboration rather than resolving conflict, Building Better Teams: 70 Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Performance Within and Across Teams offers a fresh approach to team building. It provides proven tools for the most common needs of teams, including establishing trust, building consensus, managing change, working virtually and across boundaries, and dealing with setbacks.

Learn or Die

Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization

Author: Edward D. Hess

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.

Managing Projects for Success

A Trilogy

Author: Albert Hamilton

Publisher: Thomas Telford


Category: Engineering

Page: 604

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The influences of modern technology and competitive environments have a direct impact on the outcomes of projects, irrespective of project type. This text is a response to the growing need for better management which many people find necessary when leading or working within teams or groups undertaking a project. Increasingly, people in a working environment are engaged in organised practices and utilising resources, facing the challenge of having to meet, or better, predetermined cost budgets and strict timetables. The fact that most work is organised into programs or singular projects means that people require increasing guidance in project management.

New Horizons in Creative Thinking

A Survey and Forecast

Author: Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Institute for Religious and Social Studies

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: History

Page: 159

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Creative Thinking in Photoshop

A New Approach to Digital Art

Author: Sharon Steuer

Publisher: New Riders Pub


Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 433

Readers can flex creative muscles by exploring how Photoshop can unlock their potential. Creative methodology is uncovered as the author explores the marriage of technology and the creative process. Illustrations.

Creative Teaching: Ideas to Boost Student Interest

Ideas to Boost Student Interest

Author: James P Downing

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 553

Tap into hidden creativity, engage students in the learning process, and foster creative thinking and expression with innovative techniques based on Downing's research and experience. Some 75 activities that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls. Imaginary excursions, choice mapping, Socratic seminars, storytelling, question stringing, scripted interviews, ensemble reading-and more-any educator can use these techniques. Grades K-12.

The Education Index

A Cumulative Author and Subject Index to a Selected List of Educational Periodicals, Books, and Pamphlets




Category: Education


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The Focus Factor

8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

Author: James A. Bellanca

Publisher: Teachers College Press


Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 155

Featuring practical how to classroom examples, this teacher-friendly introduction examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Common Core State Standards and future success for students in 21st-century life, school, and work. Starting with cognitive psychologist Reuven Feuersteins pioneering Theory of Mediated Learning, the author provides a rationale for teaching skills that focuses on deeper learning and connects to CCSSs. These include distinguishing what is important from what is not, thinking critically and creatively, sorting and searching information, connecting ideas, and problem solving. Each chapter introduces the what, the why, and the how to do it for explicit, intentional incorporation of specific content-crossing competencies. The text is designed to make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability

Author: Nir Bashan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Creativity isn’t a “nice to have” leadership trait. It’s the key to success in every workplace and all industries. Learn to access yours, now—even if you don’t think you’re a “creative” person From B-school through the big leagues, the business world often places value on logic and analysis. But on creativity? Not so much. And this, according to Nir Bashan, is a recipe for disaster. What gets the ball rolling when we’re feeling stuck in our careers? Why is my company not growing or reaching higher levels of profitability? What’s the difference between a workable plan and a stroke of genius? The answer is creativity—and it’s the missing ingredient for far too many of us who feel we’re not reaching our creative potential (or doubt we have it in the first place). In The Creator Mindset, Bashan draws from years of experience in advertising, entertainment, consulting, keynote speaking, and teaching to show you how to use creativity as a decision-making tool, and do so every bit as confidently as you use spreadsheets and data analysis. Bashan demystifies the process of sharpening this ability by breaking it down into four essential sections. Discover what is meant by a “creator mindset,” why it’s crucial in business, how to see the world with this mindset, and how to sustain it. Written in plain language with real-world examples, chapters include: Creativity for non-creative people Training your mind to think in a creative way When nothing else works—creativity will Envisioning a world that can be, not the world that is The virtues of listening—and the value of making mistakes The “Creator Mindset” guide to crisis Beating the complacency conundrum If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by vague advice to “think outside the box,” The Creator Mindset can help put you on a proven track to harnessing your best, most creative ideas, and feel confident you’re performing to your fullest potential—analytically and creatively.