At recent recent Slide Rule Thinking In The Internet Age events, I focused on how to develop an Exponential Mindset to create better outcomes for yourself as an engineer whether or not you’re a designer, project manager or executive. It was informative because it introduced participants to a whole new way of thinking, commonly called outside the square or outside the box thinking.
One of the frameworks that underlies this Exponential Mindset Thinking when it pertains to creativity and innovation in Parallel Thinking as coined by Edward De Bono. There is an event that I came across recently that I thought might be of interest. Its called Creative Innovation 2010. I had a quick look and I have to admit – it looks interesting!
If you’re looking for inspiration as a designer, you want to explore different sources, tap into each one to extract the essence of the message to guide you along the path of greater self-awareness that enables you to come up with bigger and better ideas and solutions for your engineering projects.
I’ve read at least half a dozen books written by Edward De Bono – I highly recommend them if you want to develop your creativity and innovative thinking skills.