Archived entries for Creativity

1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity

I found this post recently and it is worth sharing. Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity.

The essay

John Cleese’s recipe for creativity

He got five tips, you need

  1. Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”
  2. Time (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time (1.5 hour)”)
  3. Time (“Ponder within your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.
  4. Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)
  5. Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humoris that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”)


the lecture

8 kinds of fun

Marc LeBlanc has developed 8 kinds of fun on why people will play games. People play games for fundamentally different reasons, depending on their personality, motivations, and current mood. His design approach will help to make better/ more interesting and new games.

We wonder if his insight could also be used for different experiences? For example, what could visiting an hospital look like if you approach it with the 8 kinds of fun?

8 kinds of fun


the basics of creativity

Very cool informing video which helps to understand how we create

The video

organizing and structuring ideas

One of the goals of inscipa is to find and discover new ideas and concepts which you can utilize. So generation ideas has become a piece of cake for you.

But we spend less attention o actually organizing these ideas. This paper is giving a nice overview how to generate and structure ideas which can be a support for actually apply and implement those break-through concepts you have been working on

clustering; an essential step

a bias against creative ideas

Oh oh, while we try to inspire the creation of new ideas, this maybe is not so smart if these ideas cannot be maintained. When people around you are biased against creative ideas, this can stop you from persuing your new idea. Even though everyone wants new ideas, no one actually likes new ideas. This study shows not only how important new ideas are but what and if you can actually do something with the idea and which barriers you have to overcome. Good luck with unbiasing your organization

the biased article

where ideas come from (II)

In this very interesting paper of Knoll and Horton, you can find a summarized version of where ideas come from. This could enable you to change you perspective which could possibly result in radical new ideas that fit your problems better. Let’s hope it will inspire you


where good ideas come from

Inspiration helps to create and/or fulfill your ideas on the things you would like to see different in your (academic) life. To know where good ideas come from and how they are formed, have a glance at this video. And relax, good ideas need time but keep working on your current challenges to evolve your own ideas

good ideas movie

ideas to disrupt your industry

If you want to innovate there are two possibilities; solve a problem with a new invention or create something new

When you want to know where to start your revelling and briljant innovation with disruptive thinking; follow the link

the internet article

when ideas have sex

Just a short quote of an very interesting talk

‘what we have done through specialization we have created the ability to do things that we don’t even understand’

Matt ridley walks through the history of innovation

simple said: ideas and materials need to be exchanged to increase prosperity. A simple circle to stimulate prosperity -> need connections –> enable exchange of ideas/ materials –> specialisation and improvement of individual skills –> save time –> increased prosperity

how an idea is born

The idea itself as well as the story behind it is very interesting / inspiring (you decide) to read. Unfortunately you first have to registrate (for free) before you can read it (one minute if work)

uncertainty principle

thinking in-outside, through or under the box?

Here is a beautiful short movie on all the perspectives that are available to look at a certain problem. Outside the box thinking is just one of them

where ideas come from

ideas come from this link:

The essence of

Maybe I cannot say or write it better than he does, so listen to the youtube movie which is also on The movie is about schools killing creativity

The essence of inscipa is similar; the scientific papers we read for study purposes are not all meant to stimulate our creativity (or just kill them). In the coming year we hope to collect and share (with your help) those papers that are inspiring us and can help our creativity to boost to new designs, solutions and ideas

So watch the movie, get inspired and start reading the inscipa papers!

Interesting short movie

the first purpose of the internet site is to share inspiring scientific papers, because in the end it is better to read the original source of an interesting new idea then the final summarized converted interpretation of someone else, but…

we also like to share old and new ideas with you, that’s why we put on this link of this nice interesting movie

RS Animate : Drive on Youtube

the keywords are:

challenge, mastery and contribution

and the scientific backbone will be added later on, enjoy watching!

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