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Adobe State of Create Study 2016. More support for #wciw2017 Infographic and highlights

Feel free to use  Adobe’s State of Create 2016 Report findings to fuel your inspiration to celebrate and leverage World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2017.

“With our 2016 State of Create study, we set out to quantify just how much impact creativity has and the results are impressive. Globally, respondents believe that being creative is valuable for society, and it fuels innovation, economic growth, and even happiness. Yet, only three in 10 people feel that they are living up to their creative potential.

So, the question is: why not? Why aren’t we prioritising creativity when we know it’s beneficial? The call to action for all of us is to simply take a step back and create. The bottom line is companies that encourage and empower employees to create are driving results and employees who think creatively are bound to succeed. And for students, it underscores a broader opportunity – not just what, but also how we prepare students for the real world — creativity helps businesses win.”

Mala Sharma, VP & GM of Creative Cloud Product, Marketing and Community, Adobe

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What does Creativity Look Like in Different Cultures?

Overlaps of creativity beliefs that exist in different cultures are explored in this easy-to-read research paper.

World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 is open to all. Remember to add April 15-21, World Creativity and Innovation Week to your planning calendar for 2017.

 

 

The neuroscience of creativity

Unraveling the underlying neural mechanisms of human creativity is a tough knot to untie. Despite its difficulties, or perhaps because of them, neuroscientists are on the hunt.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Evolution has fostered and rewarded creativity. Creativity is as human as conversation.

How to Cultivate Your Creativity [Book Excerpt]

Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind , by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.scientificamerican.com

Refreshing research insights to assist your #creativity considerations in the new year

  1. be open to new experiences
  2. cultivate a drive for exploration
  3. explore and engage in new things
  4. live the question (embrace uncertainty)

Afterall – the drive to explore, the ability to adapt to new environments and the ability to thrive in the face of uncertainty all provide important survival advantages.

And yes folks, this is what we are advocating during World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21 every year.  Tell the world how you will be celebrating #WCIW2016 and here.

See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

Could creativity preserve your memory?

Pursuing creative passions and favorite activities into old age could preserve your mind

Source: www.wmur.com

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered that people who engaged in artistic activities, such as painting, drawing and sculpting, in both middle and old age were 73% less likely to have memory and thinking problems, such as mild cognitive Impairment, that lead to dementia.

Creativity Predicts a Longer Life #wciw

The trait of openness improves health through creativity

Source: www.scientificamerican.com

“…openness, which measures cognitive flexibility and the willingness to entertain novel ideas, has emerged as a lifelong protective factor. The linchpin seems to be the creativity associated with the personality trait—creative thinking reduces stress and keeps the brain healthy.”

 

All the more reason to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, no?