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Creativity is Messy

Picture these scenes: a whiteboard wall covered with Post-it notes, scribbles, and sketches; a workshop table with a dozen different prototypes made of clay, paper, and found objects; a recycle bin filled with balled up paper. Creativity is messy. The mythology of creativity includes this image: the answer arriving in one’s mind, fully formed and […]

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Bananagrams: Creativity is More Than an Idea

It is likely you have never heard the name Abraham Nathanson, who died this week at age 80. But you may know his creation: Bananagrams. It’s that game that comes in a banana-shaped pouch, found hanging in bunches in book and toy stores. It’s a simple game, essentially Scrabble without the board and without the […]

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The Hard Work of Creativity

Suddenly, it comes to you. There it is, the solution to your problem, arising unbidden from the depths of your mind. In that moment, you feel like a creative genius, and perhaps you are. But here’s the thing. This is not what creativity is. The incident described above is the production of an idea. An […]

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