Creativity and Innovation Links

(Additions to these links are encouraged and welcomed. Just send me an email with the link and a brief description of the site's contents)

Creativity Tools

Innovation Tools: " InnovationTools provides entrepreneurs and innovators with a focused, growing collection of the best resources on business innovation, creativity and brainstorming."

Innovation Network - Mind Mapping: "Mindmapping is one of the simplest, yet most powerful, tools a person can have in her creativity toolbox.It is a non-linear way of organizing information and a technique that allows you to capture the natural flow of your ideas. "

Study guides and strategies - Thinking like a genius: "Even if you're not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future."

Thinkertoys: Website containing a variety of creativity enhancing tools and tricks

Creativity articles

Enhancing scientific creativity with computers: Enhancing human scientific creativity with computers through the organization of the researcher's research notes.

Creativity—A Framework for the Design/Problem Solving Discourse in Technology Education

Creativity and Mental Illness

Revenge of the Right Brain: "Logical and precise, left-brain thinking gave us the Information Age. Now comes the Conceptual Age - ruled by artistry, empathy, and emotion."

Birth of a Gadget: Inside the Industrial Design Process

Better than Free: How to make money selling free copies.


These Boots Were Made for 22 mph: Gasoline-powered boots that look like pogo sticks and strap on to your shins.

The Experts at the Periphery: Article adressing the innovation of "Crowdsourcing" for developing applications and web databases

Googling for Your Grade: Describes Jamie Wilkinson's "Internet Famous" course at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. In this course, the student's grades are determined by their success generating the greatest number of "eyes" or hits on their information or sites.

Innovative Homeless Signs

Harold Cohen and AARON: A computer programmed to create original artwork

AI Topics in Creativity: A list of links to websites and articles examining the intersection of AI and Creativity

Creative Websites

Hanttula: Contains " Bunnyocalypse: The Marshmallow Bunny Apocalypse", "Museum of Food Anomalies" and (more recently) Drunk History: a video series in which the narrator drinks a bottle of scotch (or vodka) then explains some finer events of American history — which are, in turn, reenacted by Hollywood actors.

Engines of Our Ingenuity: No. 1594 - The Mad Scientist

Creative Destruction: " The Creative Destruction process, as poineered by Joseph Schumpeter, recognised the contribution of technical innovation to the growth of an economy. The discussions below are centred on creativity and innovation, and how companies can (or don't) create in order to thrive."

Abney Park: Website of one of the few Steampunk bands

Gaping Void: "Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards"