31 Jul '13, 5am

The Creativity Compass

I think this framework first came up in a conversation with John Maeda . The original observation was that artist and scientists tend to work well together, and designers and engineers work well together, but that scientists and engineers don't work as well together, and likewise, neither do artists and designers. Engineers and designers tend to focus on utility and understand the world through observation and gathering the constraints of a problem to come up with a solution. Artists and scientists, on the other hand are inspired by nature or math, and they create through pure inner creativity and pursue expression that is more connected to things like truth or beauty than something so imperfect as mere utility. Which is to say, there are many more ways to divide the brain than into left and right hemispheres. However, I think a lot of the most interesting and impactful cr...

Full article: http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2013/07/30/the-creativity.html

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Photo: Joi Ito in conversation with John Maeda

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I think this framework first came up in a conversation with John Maeda . The original observation was that artist and scie...