chapter  9
15 Pages

Expressing Creativity

WithBrad Hokanson

Most creative people have some way of capturing their ideas at any time to avoid losing them. Artists and designers habitually record and develop their ideas through sketching or drawing in notebooks or journals. The external aspect of the creative process allows sharing and interaction with others about our ideas. From the earliest days of research and theory in creativity, to newer concepts of group collaboration, improvisation, and acceptance, it's clear that creative ideas need to be expressed and shared. There are historical examples of collaboration and idea development, from single ideas to societal development. Much of the success of Apple, Facebook, Google, and other major corporations comes from a continuing series of intermingled interactions and collaboration. Understanding expectations for process and outcome is generally helpful in avoiding teamwork problems. Using specific processes of idea generation can help increase group interaction and can be used to encourage a wider range of inputs.