Creativity is How Well You Recycle it!
Bill Buxton reflects:
As a person who tries to be creative and have new ideas, it’s interesting to be reminded of how few ideas I actually have. Could it be that the two main skills and acts of creativity are (a) forget what you said before, and (b) have sufficient creativity to say that same thing repeatedly and dress it up in a sufficiently different way that even I think it’s a different idea?
As someone who has written a ton of stuff on design and creativity, and deals daily with intellectual currency, I have to say that I agree with Bill’s introspective. The challenge is how do you break out of this looping cycle, or risk becoming like the many people/blogs/websites that I have stopped listening or subscribing to.
After you recycle creativity, you should reinvent it.
Via: Mix Online