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  • 1. Visual and CreativeThinking What we learned from Peter Pan andWillyWonka Kelsey Ruger, Pop Labs

2. There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. WillyWonka 3. creativity: creativity n. the ability to use imagination to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods. 4. visual thinking: visual thinking adj. the practice of using pictures to solve problems, think through issues, and communicate clearly. 5. Life in the fast lane: In an increasingly fast paced world we dont make time for creative activities. 6. Keeping up with the competition: Its getting harder to innovate, produce new ideas and communicate at this pace. 7. What About Creativity? This can be overwhelming for many professionals because many of thestandardwe put in place actually limit creative ability and competitiveness. 8. Wake-up latent childhood abilities As children our world is dominated by stories, pictures and imagination 9. Visual and creative thinking techniques can help reawaken natural visual and creative skills in adults 10. Learning and removing the myths that prevent creativity Start using visual and creative thinking nurturing creative and visual thinking in your organization 11. First -You Dont HaveTo Be An Artist Visual thinking and creativity arent really about drawing. Drawing isnt what makes it a creative activity. 12. The Myths of Innovation Scott Burken - 2007 13. The Myths of Creativity 14. MYTH 1: creativity always comes from an epiphany 15. MYTH 2: there is always a clear path to creativity 16. MYTH 3: creativity is the result of the lone innovator 17. MYTH 4: creativity always results in greatness well great ideas anyway... 18. MYTH 5: Im not creative 19. MYTH 6: being creative is a waste of time 20. MYTH 7: creativity is not for adults or people with serious careers. 21. A Beautiful Mind UnderstandingWhyThese Myths Exist 22. Beliefs are powerful: The beliefs we have about how the world works often have very emotional origins.These emotions can change how we make decisions, form habits and develop skills. 23. our need for consistency is stronger than just about any other intrinsic need we have. People will behave in a manner that is consistent with their previously existing self-concept, even when this behavior is unrewarding to them otherwise. PrescottLeaky 24. Do you have any sacred cows? Sometimes an idea loses its meaning over time, but isnt abandoned because of the investment in its past. These ideals are often so immune to criticism that those who challenge them are ignored or marginalized. 25. File Number: 4471239 How do you overcome the power of the creative myths? 26. Are you smarter than a 5th grader? 27. The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense. PabloPicaso 28. The difference between Peter and the boys at this time was that he knew it was make-believe, while to them make-believe and true were exactly the same thing. 29. Overcoming the Myths of Creativity 30. VisualThinking: Using images to solve problems and communicate 31. 80% of the brain is dedicated to visual processing Visual processing is not new, its part of our history Written language originated from drawing and sketching 32. Tips for starting visual thinking 33. VisualThinkingTip 1: Create an environment for creativity 34. VisualThinkingTip 2: Start the habit of drawing 35. VisualThinkingTip 3: Create a personal visual library TextText From Mapping Inner Space by Nancy Margulies, Nusa Maal, and Margaret J. Wheatley 36. VisualThinkingTip 4: Create a personal metaphor library From Mapping Inner Space by Nancy Margulies, Nusa Maal, and Margaret J. Wheatley 37. VisualThinkingTip 5: Take creative and visual thinking breaks 38. VisualThinkingTip 6: Practice Creativity 39. VisualThinkingTip 7: Read more fiction literature 40. VisualThinkingTip 8: Start a visual thinking school Schedule it - Set aside dedicated time Be holistic - Its not just drawing, not just brainstorming Set objectives -What do you intend to learn 41. Diamond (Decision) Spiral (Change in Direction) Circle (harmony) Direction (arrow) Straight Triangle (Relationship) Vertical Lines Horizontal Lines Circles Spirals Wavy Lines Jagged Lines Star (success) Getting Started: A BasicVisualThinkingToolkit 42. Kelsey Ruger kruger@poplabs.com www.poplabs.com www.themoleskin.com