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CreativityIt’s a commonly held belief that creativity is more an act of divine inspiration than hard work. In actuality creativity is much more of a process than a distinct Eureka! moment as our guest blogger Scott Berkun explains in his post practice, practice, practice. As the author of Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds and The Myths of Innovation Berkun shares with Cohort 12 a key concept of the creative process. Another long-held belief is that creativity is more a solo act by an individual hanging out on the edges of society rather than a collaborative group effort. However, the advances of technology and the ease of the internet continue to enhance the concept of collaboration by way of crowdsourcing as we see in artist Aaron Koblin’s collaborative body of work. Cohort 12 colleague Hans-Peter Nagel is trying a bit of creative crowdsourcing on his own as he attempts to create a new font on his blog What’s My Type? Check out his effort and click on through to his blog and add your ideas to the mix. Read about another great source for fostering creativity and collaboration by accessing “out-of-the-box” user communities in this essay by Cohort 12 colleague Robin Avni.

Wondering how to store all those pieces of creative inspiration? Maybe Pinterest is a good solution. Artist Marian Wachter pins all sorts of items for  inspiration on her boards. Or, perhaps, you just want to jog your brain with some creative ideas? Check out the Design Observer for additional creative insights. Enjoy.

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