Creativity and Innovation
Steve Jobs on Creativity
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” – Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995
The world needs people who can integrate and connect different fields.
I define innovation and creativity as building upon what you already know to integrate and connect different fields. A transfer of knowledge from one field onto an unrelated one and to see whether these two fields can intersect in a compelling and original way.
One of my favorite shows to watch is Chopped. Because, every chef there is tested on their ability to create something completely new based on their knowledge/technique
I’m no cook but when I’m trying to scavenge for the little amount of food I have in my fridge, I like to get creative.
Cheeze Its + Beet Caviar + Tuna + Corn Salsa = why not?
Guacamole + Grilled Cheese = NOMZ.
On another note, I’d like to explore creativity within movements. Such as taking the little I know from parkour and acroyoga and incorporating it with dance and music.
This is why I like SOULcycle because the music is so compelling. I literally think its a rave on a bike. Both interest me equally so I get double the amount of endorphins leaving a 45 minute class.
This is a pretty amazing video one chicka from Movement Creative group had created for her school project that incorporates parkour and dance. This is her creation as a movement artist.
I aspire to be this strong one day. Hey, maybe I can create my own video if I could actually commit to something! Working on it…