Guest writer Heena put together an article for us a while ago where she redefines TechnoTicles from [Technology + Articles] to TechnoTickles[Technology as a result of a Tickle] (mind you the ‘c’ has been replaced by ‘ck’). Here she presents her views on creativity and innovation in the technology space.
A tickle makes me laugh when it catches me unaware. It’s a funny feeling I don’t completely understand. But tickles, the funny sensations, are not just related to my external being as I often find myself being tickled in my brain. The unwanted tickle causes an itch, which makes me take action involuntarily.
Tickles inside our mind can force us to think, to imagine and cause enough irritation to make us take actions that we otherwise won’t dare to do.
Popularly, creativity has been associated with the people from the art world, painters, dancers or musicians. The common trait among them being their thought process that is adapted to boundary less imagination. But creativity is not really limited to the domain of these few fields. Browsing through the history of technology and computing, there are innumerable incidents representing technologists becoming leaders when they married their technological depth to their peripheral understanding of some distant fields. Some of the innovative products and services are presented below in order to elicit this fact.
Creativity happens when we allow ourselves to make mistakes. The ideal way for an organization to be creative is to not just look to the experts, but allow explorers (people who have a passion to explore and those who are not afraid of making mistakes) to make decisions once in a while.
This notion led the Interaction design Guru Alan Cooper to reverse the trend of programming of interactions. Earlier interactions between software and humans were designed by programmers. Read more…