An interesting talk by Shama Rahman on creativity and the importance of bringing together people and ideas from the arts and sciences. It is also worth checking out Shama’s work at Jugular Productions.
A nice article by Tuukka Toivonen and Carsten Sørensen on how coworking spaces need to evolve to support the creative journeys of individuals and teams more effectively.
Gareth Loudon presented the keynote speech at the recent Higher Education Academy conference on creativity in STEM education, on integrating ideas from ‘design thinking’ into the STEM curricula. You can also find details on twitter under #HEASTEM18
New research by Microsoft suggests that UK businesses are at risk of a creativity crisis because of a failure to encourage and support creativity within their organisations.
The research found that 40% of UK workers surveyed reported that innovation was not encouraged in their workplace. Major factors highlighted as hindering creativity included uninspiring workplaces (41%), a stressful atmosphere (34%) and a lack of appropriate spaces to focus (28%).
New research presented at the Word Economic Forum at Davos highlighted the key skills needed to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the top three skills being ‘Complex Problem Solving’, ‘Critical Thinking’ and ‘Creativity.
Gareth Loudon presented some of our new research work on ‘Real-time Biofeedback of Heart Rate Variability Measures to Track and Help Improve Levels of Attention and Relaxation’ at the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference in Singapore in June.
You can get details of the work I presented at the ACM Digital Library