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Creative Thinking Prompt #12

In the “Grow Creativity!” article, Candace Hackett Shively shares four aspects of creativity: fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. This article had me hooked from the beginning:

The world needs creative thinkers, scientists, engineers, leaders, and contributing workers. yet research repeatedly shows creativity is schooled out of us. 

The Creative Thinking Challenge prompts focus on areas in all of these aspects and use ideas inspired by many different sources.

I would love for you to participate …

  • even if you don’t think you are very creative
  • the point of these prompts is to get the creative juices flowing 
  • even if that only means letting small ideas begin to trickle out

I find that I get lots of new ideas from looking at the things others have done … and I bet we all interpret the prompts in unique ways.

The best part is that you get to choose how you want to respond to this prompt. And there is no deadline. The next prompt will post on the 1st of the month.

(I post past prompts on the Creative Thinking tab at the top of my blog)

Creative Thinking Challenge Prompt: Visually Represent Your Idea

Most of the time when I have an idea, I like to talk about it or write about …. share my idea using words!

There are times when there is an even better way to share an idea …. 

Using Pictures or a Visual Representation!

Think about the impact an image can have …

Most billboards and advertisements don’t have too many words, but they use images and colors … so that we will remember!

Do you remember images or words better?

Infographics seem to be a popular way of communicating and connecting ideas …

In this video, Susan Riley from Education Closet shares one of the many ways we can create infographics:

I also just got an email about the infographic templates available on Sliderocket!

So the challenge this time is to find a way to visually represent a idea …

I am not going to tell you how you have to do it or even a tool you have to use …

Go find what works best for you and the idea you want to represent!

Reader Comments (2)

I really like this challenge! I've always been attracted to a well designed info graphic and have wanted to design one, but didn't know where to start. After viewing the one you made on Creativity which you allowed me to share on The Inspired Classroom, I've been curious about I must go try... ;-) And then I must have my students try it too! I bet they would LOVE it!

Thanks Elizabeth! I started with a template and then changed it to make the Creativity one :) I predict you will too! :)

March 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterMelissa Edwards

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