Tuesday, April 01, 2014

How to build your creative confidence

Today we will talk about something more personal but equally important.

"It would be really great if you did not let people divide the world into the creative and non creative...and to have people realize that they are naturally creative, and those natural people should let their ideas fly. Let them achieve what Bandura calls self-efficacy...when people regain that confidence, magic happens."

David Kelley’s company IDEO helped create many icons of the digital generation — but what matters even more to him is unlocking the creative potential of people and organizations to innovate routinely. His most enduring contributions to the field of design are a methodology and culture of innovation. More recently, he led the creation of the groundbreaking d.school at Stanford, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, where students from the business, engineering, medicine, law, and other diverse disciplines develop the capacity to solve complex problems collaboratively and creatively.
Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people? In this TED talk, David suggests that creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create...
-- Read article on Edutopia: "How to Build Students' Creative Confidence"
-- go to OpenIDEO (online forum for creative collaboration and problem solving)

David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have also written a powerful and compelling book - Creative Confidence - on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.

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