Childhood-Inspired Innovation

Childhood-Inspired Innovation
technology

What crayons, finger painting, construction paper and sketching can teach us about creativity and innovation.

Paloma M. Vazquez
  • 3 february 2011

A recent Harvard Business Review piece looks to Kindergarten models for inspiration in what processes work in stimulating creativity, encouraging risk-taking, and overcoming analytical biases – with the end goal of ultimately encouraging innovation. Thinking back to the days where creativity was encouraged on a daily basis via structured exercises, we could see the author’s point in taking inspiration from that model. We’ve gathered some of the key ideas and observations below, which will hopefully also serve as a ‘muse’ for your next ideation or brainstorm session:

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