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The 4 Stages of Creativity

Remember that in the article 2.9 we introduced the 4 stages of creative process? Here we can have a further understanding of this.

Source: The 4 Stages of Creativity, Jessica Stillman (2014)

There is a common concept of left-brain and right-brain that respectively control logical thinking and creative thinking. However, it turns out that more than two parts are at work in the creative brain, and that we develop creative ideas by a more sophisticated process.

The creative process can be divided into 4 stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. In the first stage, your brain is gathering information. After all, creative ideas don’t come from a vacuum. In the second stage, you let your mind wander and stretch your ideas. In the third stage, you make connections between ideas. In the fourth stage, creative ideas need to be polished by critical thinking in order to persuasively reach their audience.

The creative process above provides the full procedure for giving birth to creative ideas from no more than a hint.

See more at: http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/the-4-stages-of-creativity.html

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