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Alan’s Creative Thinking Hot Links!
Welcome to my Creative Thinking Hot Links! (scan down to 100+ links, a growing list)
For more Creativity Links from around the globe click on this link:
Here is an excellent art schools website (3.0 technology)
Bill Jarrard & Jennifer Goddard’s excellent website.
Michael Michalko, Thinkertoys and Cracking Creativity author added to this list. February 2007 (link)
these excellent products have been around for awhile. …..I strongly recommend all 3.
100+ Links to
Great Creativity Websites
The following are general category links within this page.
Inside each are many other links to other websites around the globe on creativity and creative thinking.
“Hot LEAPS” CATEGORIES to Explore
CREATIVITY PRODUCTS (tools & techniques)
CREATIVITY GENERAL INFO SITES
INTERNATIONAL CREATIVITY SITES TO VISIT
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Global Creativity Associations & Conferences/Events Resources
Creativity Assns from Around the Globe
(website images & URLs – PPT 10.1 MB file)
Creativity Assns from Around the Globe
(growing list of website URLs)
International Creativity Associations website links
(on American Creativity Association website)
International Forum of Creativity Organizations
a steadily expanding virtual network of
creativity associations from all six continents around the globe.
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Links added in the previous few months….
ZING!….great new book about creative thinking
Creative Skills Training Center
Group formed in March 2006. Rapidly growing in international membership. Visit the website and learn more about this great new global organization of professionals from the arts, business, government, education.
Creativity Website Link—must to visit
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Expand your creativity through drawing
CREATIVE THINKING TOOLS….Websites List (PDF)
CREATIVITY WEBSITES (scan down the page)
From here you can access some of therichest and most exciting web pages devoted to creativity, creativethinking and creative problem solving.
I have collected the following website address links to share withpeople interested in expanding both their knowledge of creativity andtheir own creative thinking skills. I hope you find them as interestingand valuable as I have.
Please contact me with other recommended sites for future addition tothe page.
E. Paul Torrance Center for Creative Studies University of Georgia
This is the center that maintains the Torrance Library of Creativity and continues various educational programs for the development of creativity. It is the major source for information about the world-renown Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, the Challenge Program and the International and National Future Problem Solving Bowl and Program.
Acting Director: Sarah Summers, Ph.D.
Athens, Georgia 30602
Georgia Future Problem Solving Program – State
E. Paul Torrance Center – Future Problem Solving Bowl & Program
Future Problem Solving Program – National
CREATIVE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Sponsor of the Annual Creative Education Foundation Creative Problem Solving Institute.
This is the general site for the Creative EducationFoundation, largest and longest in existence, 51+ years, focused on the development ofcreativity around the world.
AMERICAN CREATIVITY ASSOCIATION
This is the website for the American CreativityAssociation. This is an organization that I highlyrecommend you join and become active in. They have anannual conference held each Spring in the UnitedStates.
This is the website of the INNOVATION NETWORK begunyears ago by Joyce Wycoff (author of several booksincluding Mindmapping). The organization holds anannual Convergence conference each year that isattended by many corporate people and consultants.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
This is the website of the NATIONAL CENTER FORCREATIVITY AND INNOVATION begun by Wes Anderson inIndianapolis, Indiana. It supports many programs fortraining children in creative problem solving andcreative thinking especially “at-risk”children/students. They produce an annual daily tear off calendar devotedto creativity quotes as a fund raiser for theirvolunteer efforts.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP
This is the main website for the CENTER FOR CREATIVELEADERSHIP. A premier organization devoted to thedevelopment of Creative Leadership around the world.
Greensboro, North Carolina
CREATIVITY DAY and IDEA WEEK
This is the website for the annual CREATIVITY DAY andIDEA WEEK started by Marci Segal of Canada. It sharesinformation about the many projects that have beenstarted because of the first celebration, April 15th,2002.
Odyssey of the Mind Program
This one lists various spontaneous practice problems….
The Whole Brain Institute
Very full site about the Herrmann Brain Dominance Model and the workthat has been and is being done with it around the world to help peopledevelop themselves and teams and to turn entire corporations around.
The Canadian Creativity Association
The Canadian Creativity Association’s site. Lists programs and othermaterials.
CREATIVITY CONSULTING FIRMS
Illumine provide training courses on creative thinking, information overload and personal effectiveness.
WHAT IF?! ‘
This is the website for the excellent creativity and creative problem solving consulting firm in London, England.
Winston J Brill
Winston has been writing/publishing his excellentnewsletter for several years on leadership andcreativity
Serendipity: A Course inCreativity
creator/owner: Marti Anderson
The majority of the content on my Serendipity: A Course in Creativityweb site was specificallydesigned to be used by teachers and students of all ages. I haveincluded a page on theory, another page with ideas for activities, andseveral pages of links to other resources I’ve found to be of interest.To Contact Owner:
MG TAYLOR GROUP
Idea generating consulting firm featured in FastCompany. This is a very active and respective creativityconsulting group that has been written up in severalbusiness journals and Fast Company in recent years.
MANAGEMENT FOR RIGHT BRAINERS
Lee’s site is always growing. Visit it often.
Award-winning author Lee Silber has done it again witha brand new book for the creative person filled withright-brain strategies on building your bank accountand finding the financial freedom to create. MoneyManagement For The Creative Person is perhaps the mostimportant book in the popular series of business booksfor artists because it covers what creative peopleneed the most help with – their finances.
MURLI’S CREATIVITY PAGE
Murli is a creative consultant and professor ofbusiness and creativity in Boise, Idaho. I highlyrecommend this website and its various links.
Thinkertoys and Cracking Creativity author added to this list. February 2007 (link)
by Michael Michalko
WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD
By Roger Von Oech
This is the website for von Oech?s WHACK packs andaccess to his main website.
Paul is an excellent creative thinking and problemsolving consultant with an extensive background withthe famous Bell Labs as a scientist and inventor.
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THE INNOVATION FACTORY
A fun and very creative website devoted to the workand products of The Innovation Factory.
CREATIVE THINKING TOOLS….website list (pdf)
Andy Beckett’s excellent website. This specific section is devoted to hundred of creativity tools. A must see site.
Innovation Tools website
Excellent website filled with a vast array of materials, tools and systems. Excellent newsletter.
Creative Tools Overview
Website that lists and describes several of the TRIZ tools.
Excellent MIND MAP of creativity websites.
CREATIVITY & INNOVATION PORTAL
Hundreds and hundreds of creative thinking and innovation: tools, articles, books, and links.
THE CREATIVITY PACKET
Creativity Packet is a product, a process, a servicefor the 21st century organization.
The Creativity Packet is a vehicle for the developmentof efficient uses of talents and interests of thepeople already employed by the organization.
Owner/Creator J. L. Read
…..lots and lots to read, from Techniques,Knowledge, Inspiration & Humor, puzzles, exercisesand lots of articles.
CREATIVITY GENERAL INFO SITES
DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
The website for the work of Betty Edwards.www.drawright.com
Great thinkers and Visionaries on the net – a longlisting of people both the living and the past withlinks to info about them
Owner/Creator J. L. Read
…..lots and lots to read, from Techniques, Knowledge, Inspiration & Humor, puzzles, exercises and lots of articles.
Quotes for reminding us about such things as Imagination which in itself is one way to become creative
Women and Creativity
Some excellent material about women and creativity and a very good source to additional sites.
Great thinkers and Visionaries on the net – a long listing of people both the living and the past with links to info about them
Creative Thinking Products
The Creativity Web
Creator/Owner: Charles Cave Sidney, Australia
Articles, book lists, book descriptions, exercises, reports, and much, much more about creativity plus additional links to sites around the world.
To Contact Owner
Quotes for reminding us about such things asImagination which in itself is one way to becomecreativeihttp://creativequotations.com/
This is another fine website for creative quotations.
INTERNATIONAL SITES TO VISIT
AFRICA CREATIVITY & CREATIVE THINKING
This is Kobus Neethling?s excellent website. Itincludes information about his superb annualInternational and African Creativity Conference plushis many products and publications.
AUSTRALIAN CREATIVITY & MINDMAPPING Brain Gym – www.aws.com.sg
Innovators at University of Queensland -www.innovatorsatuq.net
Austhink – www.austhink.org
ISEMI – www.isemi.org
Buzan Centre:Australia – www.Buzan.com.au
Suite 3 / 135 Booran Road
Glen Huntly VIC 3162
PO Box 83
Glen Huntly VIC 3163
Ph: 03 9572 5344
Fx: 03 9572 5399
Toll Free 1800 060 982
“Bill Jarrard” firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Education Foundation WWW
Owner: Creative Education Foundation Creative Problem Solving Institute
This is the general site for the Creative Education Foundation, largestand longest in existence, 51+ years, organization focused on thedevelopment of creativity around the world. CEF & CPSI were started bythe creator of Brainstorming, Alex Osborn and his co-founder Dr. SidneyParnes, co-creator of the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem SolvingProcess.
The Creativity Web
The Creativity Web is the creation of Charles Cave in Sydney, Australia, and its aim is to be the most up-to-date resource centre for creativity and innovation on the Internet. You will find details on books, software, people, organisations, quotations, techniques, the brain, and much more!
The InnovationTools Web site provides busy executives with a valuable collection of tools, ideas and resources, designed to help them be more creative in their day-to-day work. This site has several parallels with the Creativity Web with sections on people, software, quotations and links to other web sites.
The Innovation Weblog – The Innovation Weblog is a service of the InnovationTools Web site. It contains a variety of insights and updates on the topics of business innovation and technology. It is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone else who is looking for ideas, tips and strategies for success in today’s fast-moving, fast-changing business climate.
Innovation.IM-BOOT.org is a website addressing people with strong focus on
innovation, innovation management or idea creation. It provides information
related to innovation from various perspectives.
Innovation.IM-BOOT.org aims to become the No. 1 source of innovation
information exchange for a wider and international group of people invited
to join the network. It does not have a focus on special branches and
encourages the interdisciplinary exchange and various viewpoints.
This is an inspiring knowledge base full of creative and original ideas. It’s the home of future innovation and tomorrow’s most (in)famous inventions. The Creativity Pool is basically free and works like the penny cup next to the cash register. Have a brilliant suggestion or an idea for a new invention? Add it and be rewarded. Looking for inspiration and a great idea for your business? Just ask — it may already be in the database..
An extensive and original resource for links on creativity and innovation on the web. A selection of 690 good and actual links is divided into 67 categories for the visitors convenience. Creax.net provides an overview of today’s availability of organisations and websites that share the interest of creative thinking and is the ultimate startpoint for your journey through creativity on the web.
This is the site of Advanced Structured Inventive Thinking, or ASIT for short. The site offers an entertaining introduction to the ASIT method with sound and animation, accessible from your web browser. You can also purchase the Invention Highway CD-ROM game featuring challenging real-life problems in a simulation game. A family/children’s version of the game is also available. Sign up for the weekly ASIT email magazine featuring puzzles, techniques and anecdotes.
This is a colourful, well-designed site with a great deal of information on creativity techniques and inspiring articles, puzzles including some interactive Java puzzles. The site uses a lot of colour, graphics and background effects – complementing the creative nature of the site, creating the effect of a magazine. Look at the links on puzzles and humour – great stuff!
Directed Creativity by Paul Plsek
The Directed Creativity cycle proposed on this site consists of Preparation, Imagination, Development and Action. The site has a comprehensive collection of creativity techniques and uses a lot of mind maps to good effect. Well worth a visit. Explore the Directed Creativity Toolkit of over 250 tools, and browse excerpts of Plsek’s book, “Creativity, Innovation and Quality”.
The Innovation Network
Joyce Wycoff’s site contains numerous articles on personal creativity and orginisational innovation in the article archives. You can subscribe to the weekly “Monday Wake up your Brain” message. Look for the superb DNA diagram showing the myriad factors of innovation.
What a Great Idea!
Charles “Chic” Thompson’s site is a truly creative web site effectively using graphics, text, animations and white space. Thomson is a speaker and author (“What a Great Idea” and “Yes But” are two books I recommend you buy.) Look for the graphic on “Ten Great Places to Get Ideas” and the Killer Phrases Poster.
A fun-filled site brought to you by the same man who created the award-winning The Bathrooms of Madison County. The site uses colour and humour — look for the list of things to do when you are bored.
Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono’s web site is predominantly text based, but gives information on most of de Bono’s work in the teaching of creativity: Six Hats, Lateral Thinking and the CoRT program for schools. You will find information about certified trainers, the CoRT lessons CD, videos, the Creative Team and regular messages from Edward de Bono.
A fascinating web site by Patrick McGee and complementary to his book of the same title.
Lateral Thinking Puzzle Forum
A lateralthinking puzzle forum by Paul Sloane at www.books.com where people can pose puzzles and others can ask questions. It works well and is popular.
A revealing, innovative and entertaining Web site about the mind and brain, primarily a marketing tool for David Weiner’s book “Brain Tricks”, and is need of refreshment. The text size is too large and hard to navigate.
Delft School of Industrial Design Engineering
The Delft Creativity and Innovation pages by Marc Tassoul. The site was last updated in 1997 but includes information on the CREA-CPS (Creative Problem Solving) mailing list.
A Multimedia magazine on creativity, innovation and change produced by Adventures in Creativity,Inc. The site includes essays, art works, poetry and music. MIDI and WAV files are available for download. The Oracle from Delphi II gives hints for creative problem solving.
Mind Tools – Techniques for Memory, Creativity, Skills for high performance living and practical psychology. Techniques to help you think, skills for high performance living and shareware programs are available.
The 100% Brain Course
A Train Your Brain course by Mel Saunders
Pattern Research, Freeorder, Open Network, and Tools for explorers
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind – promoting creative team based problem solving in a school program for students from kindergarten through college. The program helps students learn divergent thinking and problem solving skills.
Program for developing creative thinking and problem solving skills in youth.
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