It Is the Necessary Part of Creativity. Roger von Oech, author of ‘A Whack on the Side of the Head’, introduced the concept of soft thinking as a necessary ingredient to creativity. In contrast to academic thinking, which is typically ‘hard,’ ingenuity and imagination is the result of ‘soft thinking’. Soft thinking is more playful, spontaneous, unconstrained, and much less concerned with finding the answer. Roger von Oech, author of A Whack on the Side of the Head, distinguishes between hard and soft thinking.
Here Foucault was “concerned with observing how a culture experiences the propinquity of things.” Uncreative Writing, Kenneth Goldsmith Introduction Page 13. Goldsmith started with Douglas Huebler’s idea and stated that the way to treat information makes a difference. “The construction or conception of a text is as important as what the text says or does.” Page 13-16. Jonathan Lethem’s essay “The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism” is an example of patchwriting. “These writers function more like programmers,” “with computer encouraging writers to mimic its workings.” Page 18.
They are dynamic and usually extroverted people who enjoy stimulating others, questioning the usuals, and finding the best way to solve a problem. The Shaper is the one who shakes things up to make sure that everything is precisely considered and that the team does not become complacent. Monitor evaluators are best at analyzing and evaluating ideas that other people come with. This role best suits those who are detached and unemotional. They seek the pros and cons of all the options before coming to a final decision.
and so on. From these questions, the behavioral scientist may sort a more generalized problem area, but he will give an undesired service if he tries to create the problems himself. Second: they regard a high efficiency in the systematic questioning of the users of the spaces they design, but the questions must have front soundness for the respondent. They must be relevant to his needs, his health, his hobbies, his success on the job. Highly abstract questions fail.
In his greatest work, Allegory of the Cave. We are blinded by our senses to understand the real forms and we are contented with what is given and provided to us. But we need to exert more effort on looking for the real forms, we must look more of what we are provided, we must discover things for us to understand the perfection or knowledge we are looking for. He also has a theory of knowledge, the theory of the divided line, in his theory, we can achieve true knowledge by understanding what we think of the things we believe and imagine. While according to
Architects see the world in a different perspective, they are able to spot and opportunity and take it. Architects have the ability to eradicate problems; they aspire to help everyone, not just themselves. They are truly remarkable individuals being able to harness all the elements of architecture into their structures which prove to be extremely demanding and yet architects are still overlooked and underappreciated. I personally aspire to fit the criteria of an architect. I’m a hopeless visionary which fuels my ideas for my creative
He is the son of Tev Goldsman and Mira Rothenberg. Akiva Goldsman studied at Wesleyan University. After his graduation, Goldsman studied in New York City University. Goldsman wrote his first screenplay that would become a film “Silent Fall”. Also on 1994.
He labeled INFPs as Writers and Editors, “idealistic and forward-looking people… looking for ways to inspire others.” He talked about how they do not like to make decisions hastily, and like to indulge in their imagination. I feel that these traits also translate into other creative fields beyond writing. Poh described ISFPs as Artists, with a “keen sense of aesthetics and beauty.” He touches on how they can pick up on subtle emotions communicated through body language. Poh gives the title of Designers to those with the INFJ personality type. While that was not a result that I received, I did receive results of INTJ and INFP, so I don’t think it is a stretch to say that I have some of these characteristics as well.
The problem is that even if it turns out to be functionally correct, the result may be visually boring. That’s when it pays to bring in a little radical thinking to break the monotony. The basic philosophy behind these tricks is simply to look beyond the usual. If we want to do something really special, we need to stretch our imaginations. Every designer has a bag of tricks to overcome problem areas or chase away the blahs and here are a few of my best.
Diversity of approaches: individual tend to develop tunnel vision, regarding only their part of problem as importance. When individual on a team share problem stimulate the search for a variety of approaches. Ex: - At construction site in the department of engineers, will analyze an engineering problem in different angle to find a better solution. Increase acceptance: a person who is given a chance to influence a team decision may be more committed to the decision & accept more responsibility for making it work than someone who is just told what to do. Ex: - A engineering solution for a concrete work will be more affective, when the engineer take the decision with the help of other.