Lack of Creativity Officially National Crisis
Experts assessed this drawing for creativity, and gave it high marks - via Newsweek. Learn why by going to the link above.
I don't turn to Newsweek for my news much anymore, like many media consumers out there. But, I did find this great story on creativity, via Jezebel. It totally relates to the courses Scott Hindell is teaching with DCA. And, since there may be a "creativity crisis" hitting our nation, learning how to think integratively (I know that's not technically a word, but I'm all about innovation) and creatively could be a great boon to your career. You already know that jumping to design without thinking first is a sure recipe for mediocrity and work without depth. Beyond the necessary research though, is another level - that of innovation.
Remember (or remember reading about) back in the day when citizens were inventing things to make our lives better (this was before the invention of hedge funds)? It seems that things are all quiet on the Western front in this regard, except for the iPhone and related applications, which, really, haven't changed life for most of us in the way that say, the light bulb or the electric toothbrush have.
Consider an advanced design elective outside of your usual interests, and apart from the tools of design. This quarter, for example, Scott is teaching Your Idea as Innovative Solution which credits our three DCA certificates and the certificate in Global Sustainability. He'll be teaching other courses in future quarters.