Creative Confidence, Innovation, And The Power Of A Child’s Mind
David Kelley founder of IDEO, renowned entrepreneur, designer and visionary talks about the process of creativity, and what we can learn from children who have an innate confidence in their own creative power.
According to David Kelley, it really is true that everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten - because that’s when you had innate confidence in your own creative power. The problem? Figuring out how to get it back as an adult, tap into the power of that creative spirit, and harness it so you can innovate your way to personal and professional success.
Everybody is creative, but at some point in schooling loose their creative confidence. A child’s mind is an innovative mind - children don’t know what they don’t know, vs the limitations of age and experience.
Nurturing The Creative Mind Of Our Future Innovators.
There is a concept known as 'beginner’s mind' which is said to be an attitude of openness, eagerness and lack of preconceptions, very similar to that of a child.
This site explores the 'beginner's mind' creative abilities of children at play and the connection to design thinkers and innovators.
Children are open to exploration, discovery and experimentation. They learn about their world around them by pushing the limits, discovering what’s possible and what’s not.
Children are hard-wired to be creative, imaginative and innovative- abilities that often diminish along the way.
Maybe we can better understand these inherent creative skills during play and learning, to help us encourage and support a new breed of innovative thinkers more prepared to solve future challenges of our world.