Learn to see differently
Using his proprietary approach to teaching creativity, expert facilitator and visual thinking specialist M. Seth Jones will help you reshape your ideas, insights and creative problem-solving potential.Learn more →
Transform your ideas from topical to timeless
Visionary visual thinking for STEM decision makers.
Combine virtuoso imagination practises with the Engine of Creativity's tailored, iterative framework to accelerate breakthrough innovations.Learn more about Innovate →
practitioner to master
A transformative creative process for STEM workflows.
Refine your teams clarity of perception and heighten their visualisation skills to propel their practise beyond the raw data available to them.Learn more about Thrive →
STEAM: Using the Arts to Train Well-Rounded and Creative Scientists
While the demand for a strong STEM workforce continues to grow, there are challenges that threaten our ability to recruit, train, and retain such a workforce in a way that is effective and sustainable and fosters innovation. One way in which we are meeting this challenge is through the use of the arts in the training of scientists. Read more at ASMscience
In this editorial, we explore how the arts can help students generate “Big Ideas” about science, construct questions, and share their understanding of the topic with authentic audiences. Read more →
In what follows we describe the possibilities and pitfalls of an approach that infuses both the creative process and design thinking into a new iteration of STEM education that adds arts (with a capital "A") to the acronym to make STEAM. Read more →
About meI help people develop
Hi, I'm M. Seth Jones, a perpetually curious observer and visual thinking specialist.
I've helped organisations like BBC Worldwide, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, RMIT University, Adelaide University, the Australian Centre for Photography, Ogilvy Australia and MYER to imagine more visually, observe uniquely and create with clearer purpose.
Developed over a decade of teaching, the Engine of Creativity is my approach to helping creative professionals elevate their craft.
Since 2009, I've focused on transforming the way professional, enthusiast and aspiring visual storytellers think, learn and make meaning.
"How can I facilitate productive collaboration between the fields of Art and STEM?"
Now more than ever, in this time of global pandemic, forward-thinking organisations need to overcome challenging new obstacles in order to create better, safer, smarter futures for us all. These two divergent, exploratory workshops, designed around this unique approach to teaching creativity, are now available to STEM organisations worldwide. By breaking down barriers between Art & Design and STEM practises, I hope to help companies implement effective creative solutions to their biggest challenges.
How art can help
Established STEM models tell you "this is how things are".
Traditional STEM workflows analyse, abstract, count, mark time, plan procedures step-by-step, verbalise and make statements based on logic. Conventional STEM education gives learners facts, answers, knowledge, certainty and truth.Uncover vital questions →
When I eat a tomato, I look at it the way anyone else would. But when I paint a tomato, then I see it differently
Learn to visualise the ideational
Virtually every STEM discipline calls upon visual or spatial thinking. Incorporating creativity into STEM workflows enables organisations and individuals to develop - and better utilise - a more complex visual and notional literacy.
The benefits of visual thinking
Refining our ability to visualise the immaterial through exploratory artistic processes is a compelling catalyst for innovation. Incorporating the A for art into STEM empowers organisations by promoting collaboration across the disciplines. This partnership is vital, because every engineer who formulates a new innovations exhibits far more than simply tech, engineering and math excellence. They also need to practise design-thinking, creativity, communication and artistic skills to bring these innovations to fruition.
The Engine of Creativity will teach you to better conceive, view and discern things that may be imaginary - existing only in the mind's eye - and heighten your ability to recall things that are real.
You will learn to see how these real and imaginary objects exist in space, and better comprehend how their discrete, individual parts combine together to form the whole.
You will learn to better understand metaphors, to imagine, to envision and create new combinations of ideas. You will learn to use intuition and have leaps of insight - moments where everything seems to fall into place - without figuring things out in a logical order.Learn more →
Contact meTransform your organisation today
I've taught over 1000 students from 35 different countries about the art of visual thinking.
My workshops are available to anyone, anywhere in the world. They are delivered in real time, and are optimised for remote delivery. Email me to learn how your organisation can incorporate this transformative creative process to innovate with clarity and purpose.Email me