Tina Seelig: The 6 Characteristics of Truly Creative People
Determined not to just write just another book on creativity, Stanford professor Tina Seelig painstakingly researched what makes good ideas spring forward. The result is her “innovation engine,” a special mix of six characteristics like attitude, resources and environment.
But the special concoction of forces that makes our ideas come to life is nothing with out the willingness to fail. “Most call it failure, but we scientists just call it data,” she says. The most creative organizations and people embrace experimentation to get the needed data to determine they’re on to something.
"Workers are puzzle builders, stuck when missing a piece," she says. Truly creative people "are quilt makers — they can fit anything together."
About Tina Seelig
Tina Seelig is the executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) at Stanford University’s School of Engineering. She teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the department of Management Science and Engineering, and within the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. She received the 2009 Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education.
Seelig earned her PhD in 1985 from Stanford University School of Medicine, where she studied Neuroscience. She has been a management consultant, multimedia producer, and an entrepreneur. Seelig has also written 16 popular science books and educational games. Her newest books are Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (HarperCollins 2009) and inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity (HarperCollins 2012).
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So I’ve decided to take care of my blog more, not because it was a new years resolution, but I promised myself today, that I would at least make one or two posts per month. I want to live and breath design, before it slips out of my hands. And therefor keeping this blog up-dated, will help me stay focused.
The graphic design world… A lot comes to mind when I mention those words. Knowing that its constantly evolving like the people who practice it. It’s becoming less about print now and a lot to do with being digital. And by that I mean, online media has become this intangible world where we spend a lot of our time, we can see, and hear and almost grasp it. Yet we can’t physically touch it, yet its there. We visit online stores, where we shop from the comfort of our own homes. Yet every single aspect of the experience was intentionally designed. From the hardware engineers who developed your computer, to the software developers who created your browser, to the computer science geeks who write the invisible code for a website, to the graphic designers who meticulously uses grids, typography, colors to create this beautiful intangible online experience. It’s amazing.
I was actually annoyed today because I saw this commercial about WIX on Facebook. And it starts off by saying “You need a website. Why not do it yourself?” I was not annoyed because I been coding html since the very late 90’s, but because this company WIX is probably doing really good, knowing they just bought some time on aired TV. Yet at the same time it’s cheapening my trade. It’s telling everyone out there, that when they sign up with WIX, they are now a web / graphic designer. All you have to do is pick a template, change a few colors and add some content and voila you’re a superstar! Well I guess it’s the difference of buying a piece of jewelry at the Dollar Store to getting something made from the designers at Swarovski or Pandora. Not to mention it’s putting so much bad design out there in people’s faces. It’s like sending someone to the Olympics who just learned how to swim the other day. Then again maybe I’m putting to much negative light on it, but hopefully you’d hire a professional to represent your brand or company. If you cheap out there, your not going to have a very strong presence in the digital world. And if your brand looks sloppy and half ass, people are not going to want to associate with it, or even trust it.
But who am I to judge, I was just annoyed. Personally I still have a life long road ahead of myself learning as much as possible about design. I’m still so modest when it comes to my work, because I know what types of phenomenal designers are out there. You got masters in every possible field you can think of. You got your typography guru’s, your graphic artisans, motion graphic kings, leet web site designers, and the list goes on. So that’s where you’re left with several choices, become a master yourself in any chosen field, become a jack of all trades, or forge your own path. Become that niche that not everyone wants, but has very specific sets to meet certain criteria of your exactly who they want and need.
I really believe it takes only two people to make a successful brand or product. One person with a big idea, and another person to understand this idea, and bring it to life. Together they accentuate each other that makes it a successful union.
Keeping that in mind, don’t sell out, don’t get discouraged, don’t try make everyone happy. Believe in yourself, work on your strengths, and keep taking that path up the never ending staircase to success.
I miss 100% of the shots I don’t take.
The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
My logo inspiration came from my favorite creature in the entire world, the octopus. The skull and crown reference came from using name numberology on myself. I ended up with two numbers, thirteen and four. When in conjunction with the tarot deck, those two cards represented Death and The Emperor. I have seen the skull, crown and octopus used in art before, but this blend has special meaning to me because of the representation it means to myself as a designer, which would be my favorite sea creature / animal, and the numberology numbers that come from my name.
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.