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InnovateCultivate visionary innovation
Intuit. Imagine. Invent.
Inspired visual thinking techniques for STEM leaders and decision makers
Innovate is a workshop designed to facilitate revolutionary imagination and visualisation skills, powered by the Engine of Creativity.
Create the futureDiscover new solutions
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Visual thinking advantages
Through curiously exploring and visualising the world as they saw it, they simultaneously enhanced their ability to imagine the world as it could be. Innovate will teach you to utilise these creative visual thinking processes to ideate, iterate and implement with clarity and purpose.
Visual thinking processes
Develop a heightened awareness of things, with a minimal connection to words.
Learn to see more complex likenesses between things, to help you develop a more sophisticated understanding of metaphoric relationships.
Make broader leaps of insight, often based on incomplete patterns, hunches, feelings and visual images.
Learn your way
No two Innovate workshops are the same. Designed from the ground up to address your specific needs, Innovate is based around my proprietary approach to teaching creative visual thinking.
Its fluid, modular framework means I can adapt its delivery to efficiently suit your preferred learning style, while contextualising the core principles of each workshop session to most effectively deliver your required outcomes.Detailed workshop information
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From topical to timeless
Innovate is based on proven creative visual media practises
Discover the extraordinary
Across a decade of teaching creative media professionals, I gained a unique insight into the benefits afforded to these visual storytellers whose profession helped them develop a more sophisticated visual imagination.
Incorporating these findings into my Engine of Creativity framework, I have developed Innovate expressly to help STEM professionals utilise these extraordinary benefits to their advantage. Innovate will help you unlock your latent creative imagination with tasks which develop the artistic mode of seeing and processing.
Innovate will teach you to process non-verbal, visual information in the unique manner utilised by artists.
> 03 / 05 : Benefits for STEM
Learn to perceive problems, identify ideas and seek solutions differently
If innovation is all about looking forward and discovering new solutions to familiar problems, STEM leaders can facilitate these breakthroughs by employing the practises and processes visionary visual artists have used throughout history.
These unconventional visual creators devoted their lives to uncovering the laws of their medium, as well as their own growth and vision. This creative process heightened their ability to relate these two discrete outcomes, enabling them to transcend their craft by creating a timeless object imbued with a life of its own.
Visionary visual artists process in new ways the visual information available to us all. They instinctively see possibilities for transforming the ordinary sensory data at hand into a new creation, transcendent over the raw materials.
> 04 / 05 : Related articles
Facilitate breakthrough innovation
Imagination means learning to better see the impossible, invisible or unreal. Creativity means using your imagination to unleash the potential of existing ideas in order to create new and valuable ones. To innovate, you have to take existing, reliable systems and ideas and improve upon them.
Learn more about the benefits of combining STEM and artistic thinking to encourage and enhance future innovations in these articles.
The use of humanities in medical education has become increasingly popular. Art, dramatic plays, poetry,narrative essays, and music all strive to facilitate awareness of the art of medicine, increasing compassion and empathy. Read more →
If the pages of Leonardo are any indication, technological bridges to and between the arts are flourishing while scientific-artistic connections are fading. Is this trend a result of natural selection for the most interesting developments, or is it a symptom of a real and troubling disconnection growing between the arts and sciences? The purpose of this column is to explore the possibilities. Read more →
> 05 / 05 : Contact me
Foster originative, visionary innovation today
Innovate is a completely custom learning experience. It is designed from the ground up to address your particular needs.
It can be a single two hour workshop style session, or it can take the form of a complex learning program, spanning multiple weeks with regularly scheduled check-ins and assigned non-contact tasks.
To create an Innovate workshop unique to you, I start by carefully listening to what you want to achieve, and then adapting my modular framework to construct your ideal tailored learning firstname.lastname@example.org