Creativity Brain Training Games

Creative Improv

Friday, 03 February 2012   |   Creativity Challenges

CollaborationSometimes really good creative thinking happens when you just let things flow. But this is not easy for a lot of us.  We have this desire to plan things, to know what's going to happen and in what order.  So this weeks challenge is an exercies in just letting things flow.  You may need to try it a few times before you get the hang of it but it can be a powerful tool once you've got it down.

 

The Underlying Principle of Websites

Wednesday, 01 February 2012   |   Creative Thinking

BrowserI have spoken before on the underlying principle and it's relationship to creative thinking.  It's something that I try to work out with everything I work on. (And so should you.)  I have spent quite a while thinking about the underlying principle of this website and of websites in general.  My thoughts are constantly evolving and changing as I approach the problem from different angles.  Read on to see my current thoughts.

 

Life Without

Monday, 30 January 2012   |   Creativity Games

WithoutThis week we're extrapolating.

Game:  There is 1 random word below.  Use it as inspiration to think of something it would be interesting if we never had in this world.

  • cup
 

Hidden Words Backwards

Friday, 27 January 2012   |   Creativity Challenges

BackwardsOne aspect of creativity is seeing things from different perspectives.  Seeing the things that are right in front of us, the things that are obvious, but that we don't see as we don't realise they are what we are looking for.  This weeks challenge is a fun way to develop this side of creativity.  You will already know the answer,  it's just that you don't yet know that it is the answer.

 

Creativity and Memory

Wednesday, 25 January 2012   |   Creative Thinking

ObservationCreativity and memory are linked in several interesting and influential ways.  Memory looks back at what has been while creativity looks forward and creates what will be.  Yet the two intertwine and play with each other to define the world that we experience.  Creative thinking plays a part in how we recreate our memories and memories add essential fuel to what we create.  Let's consider what some of the consequences of this may be.

 

Creative Facts - Balderstats

Monday, 23 January 2012   |   Creativity Games

StatisticsThis week we're fooling.

Game:  There are 2 random words below.  Use both of them to come up with a fact or statistic.  Your statement is to be completely made up but try and make it sound as believable as possible.

  • grasshopper
  • travel
 

Memory Challenge

Friday, 20 January 2012   |   Creativity Challenges

An elephant never forgetsNo doubt your just getting back into the swing of things after a couple weeks rest and relaxation (or if your Christmas and New Years was like ours it's been anything but).  This weeks creativity challenge accordingly is useful and fun but not too taxing.  This week we're going to experiment with strategies to improve your memory.  We have to remember things all the time and the better we can do it the easier our lives can be.

 

Robotisation and Creativity

Wednesday, 18 January 2012   |   Creative Thinking

Robot ArmFoxconn, the company responsible for the manufacture of many Apple products (as well as Nintendo, HP and others) is looking to deploy over 1 million robots over the next 3 years to replace a large chunk of it's workforce.  We now have self serve checkouts in many supermarkets and stores.  Increasing online purchasing is removing the need for physical shop staff.  I'm sure you can find many more examples youself.  The fact is that technology is at a point now where it is replacing unskilled work like never before.  This actually has a huge impact on us creatively.

 

Creative Mnemonics

Monday, 16 January 2012   |   Creativity Games

MemoryThis week we're defining.

Game:  There are 2 random words below.  Use them both in a mnemonic for something.  It could be anything you like but there are a few examples below if you can't think of anything.  If you pick something that these words don't fit the letters for then you can change them for a word that is similar.

  • spaghetti
  • teacher
 

Merry Xmas Cya in the New Year

Friday, 23 December 2011   |   Creativity Challenges

North PoleWell guys and gals,  that's it for 2011 for us.  Merry Christmas and hoping you have a terrific new year.  We've had a great time in 2011 bringing creativity to you and trust that you've enjoyed it too.  We'll be back on-line on Monday 16th January and we've got some awesome stuff lined up for you.  So enjoy the silly season,  have fun and be creative.  All the best,  From Ryan.

 

Rule Breaking and Effectiveness

Wednesday, 21 December 2011   |   Creative Thinking

Spanner in the worksI was having a discussion the other week regarding creativity and how you often need to break the rules to achieve the outcomes you would like.  In particular, if it was necessary and what the consequences are.  While we didn't come up with any concrete answers (but hey, you rarely do in these discussions), we did stumble on some interesting points and the rest of this article will discuss one of them.  Maybe it's something you should consider in your creative endevours too?

 

My Crazy Goals for 2012

Monday, 19 December 2011   |   Creativity Games

ExcitingThis week we're getting into gear.

Game:  There are 5 random words below.  Use them as inspiration to come up with an ambitious plan or goal for 2012.

  • engineer
  • captain
  • gallows
  • perch
  • wallet
 
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