26 03, 2021

Generative Design: A new form of computer creativity

By |2021-03-26T16:46:14+01:00March 26th, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

Up until recently, most of the things we bought were designed by humans. Cars, computers, cans, chairs and cathedrals. Everything could be traced back to an individual or team who set out to design products with the ideal the combination of form and function. However, recently software has begun to find new ways to design [...]

25 03, 2021

Podcast S5E108: Dr Robert Alan Black – The history of creativity research

By |2021-03-25T15:46:36+01:00March 25th, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with international creativity advocate Dr Robert Alan Black. We touch on his history working with the late, great Prof Paul E Torrance and speak about the history of creativity research. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:15 - Dr Black's history in architecture and advertising, [...]

24 03, 2021

Can One Make a Living in Creative Photography?

By |2021-03-24T16:39:06+01:00March 24th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

Photography is one of the most important media in contemporary society. It has the power to capture moments for posterity, give us insights into lives very different from our own, and make a permanent record of vital aspects of our shared history. It can also make for a viable and rewarding career choice. Some of [...]

23 03, 2021

New research shows being bored might make you more creative

By |2021-03-23T20:55:07+01:00March 23rd, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

Sometimes being bored can seem like the worst thing in the world. In fact, I've previously written about research which shows that people (especially men), would rather electrocute themselves than be bored. But a new piece of research indicates that being bored may have an unexpected benefit: Being bored can make you more creative. A [...]

22 03, 2021

Video: How Pixar’s movement animation has evolved over the years

By |2021-03-22T17:53:18+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Inspiration|0 Comments

I've always been fascinated by movie production, especially special effects and animation. And when it comes to animated movies, the studio which stands above all others is Pixar, the original pioneers of 3D rendered animated films and creators of some of the most beloved family films of the past few decades. What many people don't [...]

19 03, 2021

Nobody should be forced to work until they collapse

By |2021-03-19T16:45:06+01:00March 19th, 2021|Inspiration|0 Comments

I just read the results of a survey which genuinely shocked me. First year analysts at Investment Banking firm Goldman Sachs have been sending around the results of an internal survey which shows that they are being forced to work an average of 95 hours per week. Many are threatening to quit if the company [...]

18 03, 2021

Podcast S5E107: Ralph Hartmeier – How Kickbox brings open innovation within companies

By |2021-03-18T17:38:53+01:00March 18th, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Co-Founder of Getkickbox at Swisscom, Ralph Hartmeier. Kickbox is a framework which aims to bring the benefits of open innovation to all companies, based on a system pioneered by Adobe. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:15 - Ralph's entrepreneurial history and how it [...]

17 03, 2021

This part of the brain is the source of improvisation

By |2021-03-17T17:46:10+01:00March 17th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

How is it that some people are able to be creative on command, while other people find it so challenging to come up with new ideas? It is partially down to how much those people self-censor. Take for example the skill of improvisation, where an individual performs something spontaneous in front of a crowd which [...]