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The Creative Engine and Intentional Iteration

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

In our latest episode, Brian welcomes Lead Mathematician and Product Director Brandon Smith back to the podcast for a conversation about creativity. They talk about creativity being an action that we take, as opposed to a quality we either have or don’t have. Brandon explains his concept of the Creative Engine, a way to rapidly test assumptions and get informative feedback when trying to solve a problem.   

Creativity is an action that we do or don't, it is not an aspect of who you are or aren't.

-Brandon Smith, MIND Research Institute


You can listen to the episode in the player below:

Topics:
0:45-- Intro
3:45--Creativity as an action
7:00--The Creative Engine
8:30--Steps in the cycle
10:00--Testing assumptions, not ideas
12:30--Intentional iteration
15:45--Not treating ideas as an absolute
18:45--Measuring creativity by the iterative cycle

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Brian LeTendre

About the Author

Brian LeTendre is the Director of Content and Communications at MIND Research Institute. In addition to orchestrating content for MIND, he is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.

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