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 was the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian worked cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.