Creativity is what really explodes out of the course HDA 210 Creativity & Innov Design Arts; it builds its self-up block by block much like the first math one ever learns (i.e. 1+1=2). Starting with the Four P’s of creativity (process, product, person, and place) with Wallas stages (preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification) these are the true beginning fundamentals of creativity. Blocks or stages of creativity only fall into place properly when those fundamentals are addressed with careful planning. One has learned from the material presented that organization is usually the power in successful creativity as the first step in Wallas’s stages is preparation. Just like this paper preparation is needed One cannot simply just type away and think or believe they did well. One needs notes/materials taken from the course with prime details saturated throughout this paper to synthesize the fabric showing connections between influences/sources. All this may be overwhelming to the untrained or procrastinating type of individual, as creativity along with other themes plus the guest speakers needs to be expounded properly through preparation and exhortation.
Following the proposals of the fundamentals one should land on incubation, because this is the next stage in proper execution of the process in creativity. Involving the “fun” in creativity by taking “breathers” a.k.a breaks or skips in total focus. Time and time again as humans if we focus too hard and too long we tend to stress our minds out with over flowing information. It is as if a storm suddenly pours over one’s work and congests their creative juiciness which hinders the process from blooming into a flower. Only when taking a break does the storm clear and the sunshine gives rise to the blooming of that same flower. One has felt the direct side effects of this by stepping away from a stressful model build in which case might not have ever been finished if trying to be forced out. Knowing this also from the guest speaker Haywood with the literal breathing technique he explains it for the aid of reducing stress and calming down one’s body. His example was weaved into this collage of sentences again by proper preparation thru the process of planning with a creative mind. As the fruitfulness or flavor only pours out from creative minds of those who truly use them; and one can become insipid quickly thru procrastination. The main killer of creativity along with poor comfort and improper execution of the fundamentals explained in the course material.
Another guest speaker one would like to mention is Sandra Stauffer as she taught one to think more outside of the box. At first one was placing a great deal of stress by trying to solve the nine dots puzzle by making a box, and only when getting outside of the box is this like incubation with taking a break as one puts themselves into less stressfulness and more creativeness. This exercise has helped one progress further in other ASU studies by allowing the analysis of objects for multi-subjugated purposes like the double role of a fork. Pertaining to an example mentioned before a fork can be used simply for consuming food, or as a creative flag pole over a dinner plate on a business card for restaurants. One’s professional aspirations are enticed from the knowing the fundamentals of creativity and how to avoid its killers. Illumination expels from the stage of incubation and is often spontaneous as those ideas just “pop” out of now where. Sometimes when one is stuck that little break really helps get those epiphanies to randomly strike, like using a lightning rod to attract the strike for the safe grounding of that particular energy.
One’s ideas gush out from using that lightning rod to harness the needed ideas for completing tough models as well as written assignments. Sometimes choosing the right place also bumps up the creativeness and this course has taught one how to adapt an incorporate wisdom from seemingly hopeless situations. Due to the fact that stress from all the ways it can occur ends up being a real road block till one learns how to go around or demolish them. When stepping away from this class one can rest assured they will not be a victim of stress or become a quitter. Verification takes place here thru one’s self and by one’s family as they have noticed that one has become quite the problem solver plus creative craftsmen. Greg Bernstein who also spoke as a guest speaker one time in the classroom on the perception of others judgments influences one’s creativeness. The clashing of different energies is how Bernstein described this because one has felt this happen several times, and one knows indeed he speaks the truth on this subject. One cannot perform their best creatively when thinking about how another person will judge their work before it has been completed. Within the mind of one’s self it concludes better when not incorporating the judgment of another, thus in one’s other studies judgments are blocked out until needed for possible improvements.
Creativity & Innovative Design Arts was a well-planned course that one would recommend to anyone to take because one believes it makes entrepreneurs. Only if they apply what is taught within the course material do they extract more creativeness. Some may be born with the gift of being creative masterminds, but from one’s experiences most need to develop this powerful tool/skill. This plays into one’s relationship of arts literally as it was used in History of Architecture I for a written assignment of properly choosing the right fit for a certain painting in a San Francisco home. Proper preparation was used there as it is here now, but let it not be forgotten there is also organization. Csikszentmihalyi states one needs to be in agreement within themselves in order to be happy with their career. One believes this and values their skills just like He has said so in the first two chapters of his book. No one should be doing things in stressfulness or just to be doing them or else as humans we can become more flavorless. “Where is the passion?” Without passion in not only creativity but also one’s career life can seem like a “roller coaster from hell”.
True professionals love what they do, because they root and center themselves into being the best they can be but with passion. One’s life is forever changed as creativity by applying its fundamentals to almost everything really makes an endless garden of hope with prosperity. “Why reinvent the wheel?” Instead one has been taught to give it a new spin by throwing in fuel from the fruits of creative labors to gain momentum instead of stressing out with a roadblock. Demonstration is obvious of throughout all the papers written for this course as one did not find and conclude all this from “winging it”. Guest speakers have left their mark and impression upon one enough to willingly spread it to others as great advice for life. Understanding that creativity flows thru everything is a paradigm that is now noticed, and before this was not so as simple things had stayed simple. Remember the Moon is not simply just in orbit for no good reason, and it came about through only certain distinct events that one would need to research to fully comprehend. Thus it is so that all simple things are now analyzed within one’s self only due to the fact of this unmistakably developed reasoning from the powerful tool of creativity.