Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Reflections

All S1-01 pupils,

                          Please write out a reflection of what you have learnt from the two lessons about innovation. The deadline is next Tuesday.

20 comments:

  1. I learnt that when we brainstorm , only about 20% of our ideas are new and creative . After using divergence to collect all the ideas , we can use convergence to pick the better and more creative ones. I think that divergence and convergence is useful during a brainstorming and we can also collate our ideas to make a better and improved idea . Ideas and creativity are important to innovation .

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  2. I learnt that for brainstorming, we have to really just think out of the world, and not just use the "what has been already created" mindset, because what is created and then thought of again is not creativity. I also learnt that when we diverge, it really takes imagination to come with many ideas, and then in convergence, we use logistics to pick out the better ones. It seems so weird that these to opposites, logic and imagination, work so closely together, but they do. Then after convergence, we start to put in improvements onto our old ideas, and that's where innovation comes in. But all in all, the major part is done by creativity.

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  3. I learnt that when we do the first part of innovation, brainstorming, we have to really think out of the box. We have to use divergence and generate as many possibilities as possible, no matter how silly or 'not really realistic' it is. Its all part of innovation. Probably most of it is just based on experienced. Next, we have to converge by thinking of some questions like,'What is my aim?','What are the advantages and disadvantages?' or 'In what situation is this applicable?'. Of course, we also need logic and common sense. When you trim down to a few ideas, pinpoint on some particularly interesting or really fresh and new ideas. Then you can start the more hands-on things like testing, editing and improving. There are some important things to note too like hotspots and great ideas to look out for. Imagination, creative thinking and creativity are important parts of the process of innovating.

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  4. I learnt that innovation and invention are an important part of our lives as it will improve our lives for the better. The first step to doing all this is brainstorming. Brainstorming requires us to think out of the box and most of our ideas are from our experience. So,we got to force-fit so we can think of ideas that are fresh and interesting. Next,we got to converge the ideas. By finding out what is the aim,what are some of the advantages,limitations and unique features of the possibilities. Then,we will use the 'funnel' method to narrow the ideas bit by bit,considering the criteria we have set for the product. We will narrow it down till we reached the single idea that fits our criteria. After this, we will try to build the idea object up,experimenting and improving the idea time and time. Most importantly,the way to do this is that use the imagination you have and creative thinking. The sky is the limit.

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  5. I learnt that divergence is to create a lot of different ideas regardless if they are logical or correct and usually the first 20 ideas thought of are based on our own experience and not creative. After coming up with a variety of ideas using divergence, we use convergence where all the ideas are narrowed down to a few which can be used. These are used when we did our activity which was to think of many new functions for a cutlery and try to change those functions into a phone function. After creating the phone functions, we had to come up with criterions for judging our new phone functions,for example the educational functions or the convenience of using the phone because of the new functions.Then we had to choose two criterions with the highest points and come up with the advantages, limitations and unique features of the criterions.
    Liew Wei Siew

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  6. For the past two lessons,i stretched my brain alot and really brainstormed on alot of ideas.Some of these ideas i surprised myself that i managed to force fit them!I understand that innovation is actually a skill of trying to make sense of something totally nonsensical and that it is ultimately different from invention.We learnt the convergent and divergent thinking and also on how to connect 9 dots with,4,3 and 1 line!The answer was really ridiculous but innovation was supposed to be different and makes people think it is weird or even wacky.I truly understood what it meant by thinking out of the box after the whole slideshow.

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  7. I learnt that when we brainstorm (which is the first few steps for innovation) alone most of the ideas we come up with are from our past experiences and only a small amount are truly "creative".When we brainstorm as a group we come up with many more interesting ideas. After brainstorming, we can try to force fit our ideas to get even more intereseting ideas.I also learn that we must think out of the box and not be bound by our own knowledge or imagination.After force fitting an idea we can narrow down the ideas by judging them on their importance to get the best ideas.Thats how innovation comes about.It is mainly due to our own creativity.

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  8. I have learnt about the definition of innovation and invention. The skills of brainstorming and how to generate more creative ideas. We wold normally come up with ideas based on our past experiences and only some ideas are truly creative and out of the box. I have also learnt interesting terms like divergent , convergence thinking and how these types of thinking help us in the process to generate the best idea. Divergent thinking is to think of a wide range of ideas and possibilities, convergence is to narrow down to best ideas by considering many aspects. I have understand about a new skill which is force fitting. Force fitting is to force a function or a idea that is seems not possible to relate to the object to fit inside it. I have done the activity of joining 9 dots together with a limit of a number of lines(3,2 and 1) . Some of my classmates thought of the way easily but some of them think it is very difficult to come up with a way.This depends on your definition of what a line is? We can broaden our definition of line by thinking creatively.

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  9. have learned that innovation is improvements or new ideas on a invention. Also, I learned about how innovation can help you have an income. Innovation helps us a lot and enables us to think of creative ideas to make our lives easier and more comfort. Then, innovation is a key component where you need when you design your product and everything to attract the clients' attention.

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  10. i learnt that only 20% of the ideas we have are new and original while the rest are from our own past experience.By using divergence, we are brainstorming for all of the possible ideas we can think of and after that we use convergence to pick out the more possible and unique ideas.I have also learnt that innovation is to think of something that has never been thought of before which is a new idea and to think of a new idea, you will need creativity.

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  11. I learnt that innovation is not only creating new ideas but also improving on new ideas. I also learnt about divergence which is brainstorming for a lot of ideas. Convergence is also part of what I learnt, which is selecting the best ideas in the many ideas we have. I have also learnt about creativity and force-fitting. We need to be very creative to be able to force-fit something that is totally unrelated to meet our purpose.

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  12. I learnt about how creativity is related to innovation and invention, what the purpose of creative thinking is and how convergence can help me in my brainstorming. I also learnt about how force-fitting can be used to create new and interesting ideas that cannot be introduce by just using our past experience. I also learnt that we can do something easily by just thinking out of the box and in another perspective. To create a new idea, creativity is needed.

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  13. I learnt that when we start to use our brain juice, only 20% is what we have and what we see in our lives the rest will be our own imagination most of the time. I also learn how to force-fit and it was really helpful for ADMT.

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  14. I learnt about the differences of invention, innovation and creativity. In order to think of something creative, we need to have all 3 of them. From a small idea, we can make it into a greater and better idea through convergence and divergence. Different people have different ways of thinking so we do not have the right to criticize on the way the think, like the lines used to join all 9 dots together. Something may think that a thick line is a line and others may think that a curly line is a line. I also learnt there are many other different techniques to make a idea in to a better one like accessing my ideas by grading it and through ALOU by listing out the advantages, disadvantages and the unique features of my idea.
    And, innovation, invention and creativity makes the world a better place to live in!

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  15. I learnt that although everyone has ideas, only a few of them can be used in real life and can be done by us. Although "thinking out of the box", we should remember sometimes that we are thinking for realistic ideas. In order to be creative, we must know the similarities, differences and relationship of invention, innovation and creativitity. With these, we can think of ideas to formulate, create or redesign through the method of force-fitting. We must first use divergence to create ideas, then use convergence to take the realistic and ideal ones to invent and create.

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  16. I learnt that thinking is a simple skill but thinking out of the box is harder than what we think. Divergence and convergence thinking helps us to generate and sort ideas more effectively. While force-fitting helps us to create different designs or uses of an "useless" item. Lastly, I learnt of ALoU which helps us to combine uses to create the best combination.

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  17. After going through these two lessons of innovation, I have learnt that thinking in everyday life is actually creative thinking also don't think when you can think out of the world and box. Also once you have ideas you can use the ALOU technique to sort out the ideas into different importance. Also I learnt that try to generate as many ideas as possible no matter if they are useless or unrelated, as the first 20 you process they sort of unrelated as for the remaining they are relevant and unique to yourself.
    Also never doubt yourself in the world of ideas, as an idea is never out of the world and if you try hard enough it will come true.

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  18. I learned that although we do think all the time, thinking out of the box is quite difficult. I've learned about divergence which is about thinking about many ideas using our imagination.Then, we learned about conversion which is about selecting the best of all the ideas which have been thought of.I've also learned about force fitting, which basically means thinking of an subject unrelated to the objective and then creating a new idea with that.I've also learned of the A.L.A.O.U. method which makes it easier to sort ideas. Also,we should always do whatever we want in the world of ideas.
    -Ishani
    2011

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  19. toby >(._.)2/15/2011 09:15:00 PM

    Creativity is the key to innovation and invention.
    I learnt that while we are brainstorming, all ideas are acceptable, no ideas are useless. Even if the suggestion given is very far-fetched, we can use force-fitting to make the suggestion relevant and useful.
    Also, when generating ideas, the first 20++ ideas are taken from our experience, thus, to think of original ideas, we should always exceed the first 20++ ideas.
    With innovation and invention, only then can the world continue to strive to improve and become even better~!

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  20. Creativity is very important for innovation,we have to earn to think out of the box,like the time when we were asked to link the dots together with 1 line.
    Brainstorming is also a important part as we will not only have more ideas,we can also learn and maybe even improve on other people's ideas.The first 20 ideas are mostly from our experience ,to think of innovative and new ideas ,we will need to think more than 20 ideas.
    However in order to manage all his ideas we will have to use Divergence and convergence thinking to help us sort out all the ideas and group them accordingly, this will help us differentiate ideas that we want,and those that we don't .
    -Ruoyu

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