This time I will review creative website of creativesomething.net that is made by Tanner Christensen on 2008. The author has ambitious in learn everything about creative idea thinking so he made a website of list of creative idea and article based on his definition about creativity.
He also made this blog as a source for creative inspiration and ideas to be explored by people. He defined creativity as our innate ability to solver problems, dream up new inventions, have big and small ideas, and change our world. The definition of creativity itself may vary between each people, because they defined creativity based on how creative they are.
From the website we can see many article related to creative ideas. The website itself is still updated until now, so the information and ideas still follow the trend nowadays. Sometimes he also stated the way to think creatively through several articles, which is very inspiring with good quotes to help the understanding.
This website somehow motivate the reader to be a creative person by giving ideas and how to become a creative person by opening a new mindset and setting a new paradigm to the world, we can applied the creativity in anything in the world, it just one skill that can be developed even more and can be helpful in our life.
From the article How to Enhance Creativity in School Children that are quoted from the website creativeoverflow.net , it can be seen that mostly the article talks about the new way to enhance the creativity of student in the school. These new activities can be adopted and applied to any school, to improve the creativity of student, which is very important. Being a creative person can make someone become innovative to solve any problem.
Below are the activities stated from the article about enhancing the creativity:
Word games are a great way to encourage creative thinking because it allows children to make connections and establish relationships between different words
Visual Thinking Words
Games that employ the use of visual thinking are great because they encourage visualization and the use of imagination—two important aspects of thinking creatively
Certain types of drawing games can help students build on existing concepts, knowledge and ideas, another key aspect of creativity
Teaching Tips to Enhance Creativity
Besides utilizing specific games, you can enhance creativity through the way you teach and interact with your students.
Being creative is not just being good at art or drawing, but creative can help the person to live their life in a good way and developed many skills that can be used in the daily life. Creativity is a skill that people must have and developed since they was child.
Based on the blog www.creativegeneralist.com , I found something that unique and creative from this blog. Basically this blog have an innovative or creative in presenting information in an easy and interesting way, so people would like to read the information from this blog with a simple design. The information itself are vary, from news, book review that linked to amazon.com, interview with selected people, etc.
Presenting information to people with a simple design that easy to understand is quite hard, because people have different perspective to each other especially when gathering information, some people want as complete as possible some just want the main point of the article/information, but in this blog it is combine together, the information like news are summarize and present in a new way, and the article or news chosen is also selected based on topic that make people curious.
And also, from this blog there is an interview section of Q&A with generalist people that may inspire other people. In addition, the bookshelf section is very helpful to find out a good book to be read. There is also a section that describe some places of vacation that recommended to be visited, that may become an inspiration vacation to share new idea with people around the world.
From article title “30 Big Ideas, Trends and Predictions for 2012” written for website www.Businessdaily.com, many statement can be found about the prediction of business trend and new ideas that develop and appear in 2012 based on several business people and companies that already established. Some new trends stated are related with development of technology that grow and improve each year in this globalization era. Here are some statements of the ideas quoted in the article.
In the year of 2012, the proximity-based social networks will start to develop, people will be able to talk with some strangers they meet in the social network. Using the technology of smart phone that may discover some people nearby or event they attend, and other information related to people activities. Using this opportunity, this condition gives advantage for people who have business to spread the network and make a partnership through that.
Besides, the Information Technology is also developed in 2012, many new technology like software, hardware and other new gadgets released. People also use that technology to optimized their business and making a work or job done in an effective and efficient way through that software, such as using the software to optimize back office that may make accounting done in easier way. Many business software also start to develop that focus on creating value for the business that may spread your business network for customer and supplier. Another example of the information technology development are, in 2012 people will utilize the social media to help them recruit people for company through LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.
Growth in several aspect of your business may give advantage to expand the business even more, in a result of increased franchising and expansion of the business. Many smartphone will release in 2012, and that product really interested by people especially tablet that taking off, people can access information through that devices and mobile learning is begin to develop. With that condition, companies and businesses will start to develop business software for the devices that can be accessed by the consumer. Social media also develop even more in the devices, creating more ads for company and also make many consumer product and technologies start to develop because in 2012 smartphone and tablet become a need for people in daily life.
In the year of 2012, information technology will take place for improvement in businesses, even small business will try to take place for this online market, which currently starts to grow due to existence of smartphone and tablet. In this globalization era, it is not hard to communicate and interact with people around the world; people may receive information worldwide that which can be useful in business world.