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Creative processes, innovative thinking, and ideation are all processes that are developed in the brain.

What is Ideation?

Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas, where an idea is understood as a basic element of thought that can be either visual, concrete, or abstract.[1] Ideation comprises all stages of a thought cycle, from innovation, to development, to actualization.[2] As such, it is an essential part of the design process, both in education and practice.[3] 



Ideation - "The Waterfront Vision." Top Scolar DVC New Zealand Secondary School in 2013. NCEA Level 3 - Scholarship. Credit image:  

See great illustrations on Ideation from the TKI website New Zealand - Top Scholar DVC 2013 - New Zealand:

Great website to visit with excellent resources on ideation:

PDF file below is a great resource for ideation:

'Design thinking: GO FOR QUANTITY. The best way to find one good idea is to come up with...'

 - Uploaded Aug 13 , 2014 by Malcolm Howard (Technology Advisor, NZ). Resource taken from his workshop.


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