Can you learn creativity? Is it possible to develop the creative prowess of a Rembrandt or the elegant equations of Einstein?
Some educator and entrepreneurs think so.
The entrepreneurs behind tech start-ups are convinced that you can turn creativity into a process (I sarcastically see no connection between coding and processing creativity). By developing a system of points or brainstorming methods, you can create an original piece of work ranging from a new app to a hit Vine.
How is it that they do this?
One common way is with a Design Sprint:
Define - What is the problem, issue or question?
SKETCH - Flush out your ideas in an orderly and time stressed environment.
Critique - Whats good or bad? What can be improved? What do you wonder?
Prototype - Build a simple mock-up. KEEP IT SIMPLE
TEST - Try it out. Pitch it to your target audience.
Most people fail in the last two steps. Great ideas are lost in the minds of people every second of the day. Having the effort to prototype and test it often separate the millionaires from the dreamers.