CREATIVITY INDUCTIONS

Rodney Chang, 1987

 

1.  Process orientation versus preplanned steps
2.  Combining intuitive with the analytical frame of thinking
3,  Building on past experiences to utilize opportunistic "accidents"
4.  Develop alternative solutions to blockages of traditional answers to problems
5.  Combine dissimiliar activities or materials
6.  Seek out new experiences, break with routine and habit
7.  Constant drive to better oneself, one's latest artistic development
8.  let the mind wander - for example free-associatons while exercising such as jogging
9.  Maintain a healthy sense of humor - poke fun at traditional, conventional ways of behaving
10. Create special space where creative acts can be tried and nutured
11. Study other people's reaction to one's own creative products and thoughts
12. Multiple goals and functions - integration of efforts
13. Periodic review of past creative works and study results over time
14. Predict future directions; keep written journal of creative thoughts
15. Brainstorm ways to make/do anything better
16. Economize through creative rationalizations
17. Change of environment, change of context, travel
18. Be attuned to creative moments - daydreams, dreams, hypnosis, jogging, process of making art, dancing,          making love, listening to music, suntanning, reading, good conversation, attending classes, boring moments         during class lectures
19. Create thories and models - structure isolated phenomenon through empirical reasoning
20. Accelerating the creative process of art - use intelligent and efficient computer machine
21. Think in series; variations around a theme or visual problem
22. Retrospect, Introspect, "Futurespect"
23. Study other men's creative accomplishments and processes; be inspired by such role models
24. Make the creative moment habitual by mind set, life situation and awareness
25. Maintain a youthful attitude throughout life; remain an artist for lilfe
26. Teach children that nothing in life is merely "black and white"
27. Team together to generate different answers to common problems
28.  Use periods of insomnia for alternative solutions to problems
29.  Understand how popularity of fads, celebrities, music and art styles come and go
30.  Maintain the natural curiosity of children and their openess to irrational explanations as an adult

 


Kaimuki Art Studio, 1980s