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Keynote: Rigorous creativity (for engineers and other humans)

On 2nd June I was invited to give the opening keynote of the American Institution of Structural Engineer’s annual conference. I used the opportunity to make the case…

Filling the Kalideascope – creative inputs over time

Yesterday I wrote about the inputs you might gather at the start of a creative project. These are what I call inputs in the moment. But there is…

Filling the Kalideascope – creative inputs in the moment

In my last post I described the Kalideascope as a tool for having ideas. You fill it with inputs and then turn it to create new the connections…

Curating information for creativity

In this third video in my series on creative thinking, I go into the concept of curating inputs to the creative process. The combination of our brain and…

What is an idea?

This week I have begun creating a series of videos to share my teaching on how to have ideas. The videos start with what simple question, what is…

Talk: How do you maintain creativity across remote teams?

In the height of the first Covid lockdown I was invited by James Norman and the Institution of Structural Engineers to give a talk on how to maintain…

Olafur Eliasson at the Tate + reflections on my own work

This week I have had the feeling that I have been struggling recently to find focus on my creative work. I have lots of projects on at the…

Building creative culture in engineering companies

I am starting to shift my attention away from creative tools for engineers. Tools are still important. But I’ve realised that unless you need a creative culture for…

Notes from IStructE Academics’ Conference 2018

There was great energy at today’s IStructE Academics’ Conference, the theme of which was Creativity and Conceptual Design. If you are visiting this site for the first time,…

Secretly teaching design – notes from our curriculum planning day at Imperial

I am just back from taking part in a Design Thread workshop at Imperial College, the aim of which was to co-ordinate activity between the various design-relevant courses…