A portal to identify creative approaches in various professions. Users can reference ways in which people are creative as well as contribute their own ideas of what exactly "being creative" means to them.
Jonathan Adler is now synonymous with the irreverent designs -- pottery, housewares, furniture and beyond -- that he sells around the world, but it all started with a college professor who didn't believe in him.
"What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship," says bestselling author Seth Godin, arguing that we must quiet our fearful "lizard brains" to avoid sabotaging projects just before we finally finish them.
Your post totally makes me think of a TED-like platform, in terms of accessibility to all for reference...combined with a site like the It Gets Better Project, where anyone can contribute their own video/sentiment. Videos and pictures would definitely be the focus of the medium in that case. Maybe it also has to be limited to a certain time....like Twitter and only so many characters.....upload a video but only X-minutes long in order to quickly and concisely get to the point. Maybe that last part is due to my own impatience though, haha.
I really like that this focuses on the process more than the outcome. I think that hits on the core of creativity and learning...it's about discovery. One challenge I see would be to have a teacher who understands how to really facilitate this type of work and is good at getting everyone involved and providing a supportive environment. Kind of like running a brainstorming session where some people can do a great job of facilitating while others may not, many times because they just haven't been taught how to facilitate.
Nice post! I had forgotten about this talk from Steve Jobs. For me this also ties in with some of the posts I've seen from Sir Ken Robinson about education killing creativity. If students are not encouraged to ask, but rather follow an industrialized path that was set up in a different era, it makes sense to me why creativity falls behind. Without curiosity there are no questions and without questions there ultimately isn't creativity.