Saving the Spark: Developing Creative Ideas

by Mark Boulton

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  1. I think it’s time to sign-up for ALA, after snooping around for years, If someone questioned me why did I signed up, all credits goes to Mark :)

    Great article!

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  2. I like your article, but in my opinion the real creative ideas you can’t enforce. Sometimes they come into your mind when you even think about totally different things. They just appear in front of your eyes, you only have to see them.

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  3. I would never have guessed that the blog I started a little over two years ago would still be going strong today.  I’m not a writer, and I thought I’d run out of ideas. But I always seem to be able to come up with three or four new articles each month, keeping the content fresh.  I guess when you’re passionate about what you’re doing, the creative jucies keep flowing.  I care about quality, and I find myself looking for ways to improve, which is what brought me to your website.  Thank you for doing what you do.  Solar John

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  4. My boss takes the conversation ball and runs with it.  How do I tell her to shut up?

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  5. Thanks for the design inspiration. I read a great article today that was similar from a site called creative something. It talks about the fallacy of designers to always need perfection. While the creative geniuses of the world (Einstein, Edison, etc) have created garbage after garbage over and over before creating magic. It’s more about execution, and details.

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  6. tHANKS..Good article

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  7. Thank you for this post. In our branche (Fair and Event Design) all participants are working every day at striking ideas to catch the attention of visitors. One likes to take a look at the ideas of others. The pressure is very large and most of all you can not really expecte on the feedback of your audience

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  8. I think your article is great, first article I have read since joining and it added instant value. Brainstorming and idea throwing is so important, two heads are always better than one when it comes to this.

    “Stephanie”:http://www.mikesmanzanita.com

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  9. Thanks for the great article.

    I’ve always enjoyed brainstorming sessions the most when the problem to be solved has been clearly defined. This is something that you touched on in the section ‘A brief brief’. I find it helps to keep the group focused, tangent but related ideas to be explored, and ultimately allows something of value to be created that solves the problem.

    As a creative ‘idea generator’ I’m not afraid of a little process when it comes to idea generation – going back to the old adage of being ‘creative within constrains’.

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