Best Creative Thinking Courses

Find the best online Creative Thinking Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Creative Thinking Courses.

Design Thinking in 3 Steps

Understand your audience, envision a creative solution, and test your prototype

Created by Designit Strategic Design - Design What Matters

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Students: 84096, Price: $189.99

Students: 84096, Price:  Paid

In this course, you’ll learn design thinking from the people who helped invent it. Designit is a global strategic design firm, and our designers help organizations across the globe learn and adopt a human-centered approach to innovation.

This course is taught by Alan Cooper, Sanskriti Ayyar, and Teresa Brazen, team members from Cooper Professional Education (CPE) — a team at Designit.

Through this interactive course, you’ll learn a different approach to strategic problem solving so that you can create experiences customers love. You’ll practice design thinking on a real-life project and equip yourself with a powerful set of tools to become more collaborative, innovative, and effective.

You’ll learn:

  • how to understand the problem from your customer's perspective;

  • how to effectively brainstorm innovative ideas;

  • and how to create prototypes to test your new ideas before investing a lot of time and money.

We designed this class for people who’ve heard about design thinking but who don’t know exactly what it is or how it works. If you want to start learning about design thinking while working on a real project that you can add to your portfolio, this is the course for you.

This class is geared to a wide range of professionals, whether you’re a business leader wanting to better understand what the designers at your company do, or a generalist wanting to break out of solving problems in the same old way.

Music used throughout the course: Just Smile by LiQWYD | find on Instagram @liqwyd. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Design Thinking for Beginners: Develop Innovative Ideas

Apply the five-step design thinking process to identify and creatively solve problems using a human-centered approach.

Created by Laura Pickel - Learning Experience Designer at Lyft

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Students: 39867, Price: $74.99

Students: 39867, Price:  Paid

Think of a problem or challenge you had to solve at work recently. How did you approach it? Did you find yourself overwhelmed with the number of possible solutions? Were you unsure how to even start? Design thinking can help.

Design thinking is a five-step human-centered process for creative problem solving. It was popularized by the Stanford d.school and IDEO, and has been used by organizations around the world to solve knotty problems. It is all about understanding your user's needs and solving the right problem. By using this human-centered design approach, you can develop products and services that truly help your user.

This course is meant to serve as an introduction to the principles of design thinking and touches on ways you can implement it in your workplace. The material is best suited for students who are new to design thinking or want a refresher on the core concepts. Luckily, design thinking can be applied to almost any field; no matter what your profession, design thinking can help you discover and implement the best solutions to problems you encounter.

In this course, you will:

  • Apply the 5-step design thinking process to a design challenge in your organization.

  • Empathize with your users through interviews and observations, in order to take a human-centered approach to a challenge.

  • Define your core problem by synthesizing and analyzing information gathered during your empathy work.

  • Ideate solutions to your problem by brainstorming using "How might we..." statements.

  • Prototype your ideas rapidly to identify the best possible solution for your problem.

  • Test your prototypes with users to gather feedback on your proposed solution.

  • Pitch design thinking to your team or organization using storytelling.

You will spend the duration of this course completing your own design thinking project, solving a design challenge of your choice. Each section contains activities that help you apply each step of the process to your design challenge. I've also provided a workbook for you to complete as you progress through this course with all the templates you need to complete your project. These can also serve as resources as you bring design thinking to your own day-to-day work!

My name is Laura Pickel, and I'll be your instructor in this course. After learning design thinking as a student at the d.school, I've continued to both use and teach design thinking at a variety of organizations, including IDEO, Lyft, SAP, and the d.school. I love helping people learn about the power of design thinking and hope you will be one of them!

If you're ready to develop breakthrough solutions to help and delight your users, enroll in this course today!

CPE (Continuing Professional Education)

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply the 5-step design thinking process to a design challenge in your organization.

  2. Explain the value of doing empathy research with users.

  3. Compare different methods for empathy work.

  4. Critique the effectiveness of “How might we…” statements, in order to ideate potential solutions.

  5. Use scenes, props and roles to prototype a solution and bring it to life.

  6. Explain why testing prototypes with users often feels like a new round of empathy work

  7. Use the 3 principles of storytelling to pitch the value of design thinking

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Creative Thinking Genius Vol. 1: Unleash Your Creativity

How to Spark Your Creative Thinking - Quickly Generate Creative Ideas for Writing, Problem Solving & Business Creativity

Created by Ken Wells - Best-Selling Instructor 74,140+ Students in 182 Countries

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Students: 12537, Price: $89.99

Students: 12537, Price:  Paid

For most people creative inspiration is a complete mystery.  

They have no idea what gives rise to their creative inspiration and how to have greater control over this process.

But, what if you could have more control?

In this course, you'll learn specific techniques to more fully unlock your creative genius, generate creative ideas and solutions at will and overcome the barriers that keep you stuck.

Unleash your creative potential, with this unique creativity course for beginners...even if you’re highly analytical...

What will I be able to DO after I enroll?

  • INSPIRE More Creative Brain States Naturally
  • GENERATE Creative Ideas at Will
  • FIND Creative Solutions to Problems Quickly
  • OVERCOME Procrastination to Taking Action on Your Creative Ideas
  • FIND More Joy and Fulfillment in Life Through Increased Self-Expression
  • HAVE Greater Control Over Your Own Creative Process
  • OUTLINE a Plan for a Bringing Your Creative Vision to Life

"Very informative. Lots of pure content and strategies; all explained very directly, without any of the fluff and in a way that makes perfect sense. I really enjoyed it!"

-Harold Sconiers

"Great Course! Just what I was looking for! Thank Ken"

-Janie Foitag

"Awesome materials

I really enjoyed the analysis of how Creativity gets sabotaged and we don't even notice it! The steps Ken describes to overcome any obstacle that gets in the way between you and your true potential are so helpful and easy to follow, I loved this course! :)"

-Elena Seranova

"Excellent Class

Ken cuts to the chase and breaks things down into easy to understand language of our conscious minds and brain states. Whoever knew, other than neuroscience? He describes many ways to overcome that nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach, that you're supposed to be doing something with your life, and just can't carry it to task.

He references concepts and lays out strategies we can implement to use the "right" part of our brains to get the most accomplished, and hopefully, into a better mindset to achieve our goals.

Ken is not only a great instructor; he's not afraid to show his human side, someone most of us, can relate to!"

-Marie Patten

I created this course because my business forces me to be engage my imagination and creativity, every day.

This doesn't come naturally to me since I tend to be more on the analytical side.

Having been immersed in the personal development world for close to 20 years, I've tried a ton of different approaches.

Meditation, NLP, Positive Psychology, Brainwave Entrainment, Bio-feedback, you name it.

Some things worked and others didn't.

What I've provided for you here is a toolkit of some of the most effective and easiest to use techniques and methods, stripped of jargon and excess fluff.

What will I learn specifically?

  • "How to Easily Get into a More Creative Frame of Mind"
  • "The Source of All Creativity"
  • "Understanding the Best Brain States for Producing Creativity"
  • "A Simple Often Overlooked Method to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing"
  • "The "Random Cocktail Method” For Coming Up with Fresh Ideas"
  • "How to Use “The Letter Idea Generator” To Boost Your Creativity"
  • "A Powerful Technique to Quickly Find Solutions to Problems"
  • "How to Easily Transform Your Worldview & See Solutions Everywhere"
  • "How to Turn Problems Into Opportunities & Resources Fast"
  • "A Simple Way to a Fresh Perspective"
  • "How to Beat The Biggest Enemy of Creativity"
  • "How to Avoid The Major Pitfall Faced By Artists & High Achievers"
  • "How to Overcome Writer's Block...The Right Way"
  • "Outline a Plan for a Bringing Your Creative Vision to Life"

In short you will learn specifically why, what, when, where and exactly how to generate creative inspiration at will, find fresh solutions to problems and overcome the obstacles to your creative expression.

So, go ahead click the green on the right hand side, so you can stop waiting for creativity to "hit" you and start breathing life into your creative vision today.

What have you got to lose?  If you do nothing, nothing will change.

If you don’t love the course..if it doesn’t deliver on every promise, you can always get 100% of your money back, so there’s no reason not to enroll.

Once you enroll you’re given step by step instructions and easy to follow exercises.

Best of all, you'll have my help should you have questions or need help applying the techniques in a specific situation.

Creative Thinking Exercises: Improve Your Creative Thinking

Creative exercises to boost your creativity and brainstorm new ideas with design thinking, writing & drawing exercises.

Created by Tatiana Ambrose - Grow your creative thinking, writing & dog business skills

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Students: 9333, Price: $109.99

Students: 9333, Price:  Paid

Have you lost your motivation for creativity? Are you wanting to come up with new creative thinking ideas?

Creativity is not just for artists, anyone can boost their creative thinking through writing, drawing and different design thinking perspectives.

Creativity helps you to enrich your daily life, makes problem-solving easier and even has therapeutic qualities on your mental well-being.

After completing this course you will have sharpened your creative thinking skills and be able to draw upon your creativity, no matter where you.

WHAT OTHER STUDENTS HAVE SAID:

"This course was amazing! There were so many examples and exercises to help with creativity. Tatiana was very encouraging throughout the entire course and offering additional help/practice if needed. She did an excellent job of giving definitions and additional resources to assist with creativity. I can't wait to see future courses that Tatiana has to offer." ~Nicole

BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE:

  • Eliminate your creativity blocks

  • Hands-on exercises to help your creative thinking skills

  • Channel into your creativity no matter where you are

  • Move past any frustration or stress in creativity

  • Be inspired through the different creativity results that are shared for each exercise

  • Improve your creative thinking skills

ADDITIONAL BONUSES INCLUDED:

  • A guided meditation for creativity

  • Downloadable PDF resources

  • How to start your own creative thinking room in your home

  • Tips to enhance your creativity

  • Tips to encourage creativity in kids

  • How nature can provide creative thinking inspiration

  • How to easily problem solve with creativity

I want you to gain knowledge and hands-on experience as fast as possible. The best part is that not only do I walk you through the exercises but I complete the exercise with you and share my results at the end to keep you moving forward creatively.

WHAT PAST CREATIVE STUDENTS HAVE SAID:

"Not only thinking outside the box, stepping out as well.....great creative exercises in this course." ~Timm

"Amazing course just what I was looking for when it came to giving me more hands-on exercises to help improve my creative thinking and creativity. If you like exercises where you can draw, sculpt and write then you'll like these exercises as I did." ~Kayla

Imagine the feeling of knowing just what to do when you feel creatively stuck. These exercises will make you more mentally flexible, challenge your perception and give you the inspiration to channel your inner creativity today!

Enroll today to get started!

21 Calming Creative Thinking Exercises Before Falling Asleep

Breakthrough your creative thinking blocks with different creative thinking exercises at night before going to sleep.

Created by Tatiana Ambrose - Grow your creative thinking, writing & dog business skills

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Students: 3496, Price: $89.99

Students: 3496, Price:  Paid

Creativity is not just a skill for artists. Creativity is the power of being mentally flexible that will enrich your life, your job/career, help problem solve everyday challenges and help mentally relax you.  

I have combined different creative thinking exercises with techniques to get a better night's sleep . These exercises are meant to be completed at the end of the day.The combination of these two concepts will put your mind at ease before bed so you don't lose sleep.

If you're ready to step into a new world of creativity with different creative thinking exercises before you go to bed then go ahead and enroll today!

PAST STUDENT REVIEWS:

★★★★★ "I didn't know what to expect going into this course. I'd never seen creativity and sleep in one place. It seemed counterintuitive to me since when I boost my creativity it wakes me up. But I really needed my brain to take a break, since that was the cause of one of my blocks. The exercises really did help increase my creativity. I liked seeing Tatiana's responses. Sometimes mine were similar but mostly they weren't. In establishing a habit by doing the lectures I've started being able to rest better at night. It's not perfect yet but the exercises are set up to be done over and over again so I know it will keep getting better. I also appreciate the way Tatiana responds quickly and personally to questions. It helped clarify and also added to my learning from the lectures." -Beth

★★★★★ "She teaches some real-life techniques and exercises that can definitely help one improve his/her creativity if those exercises are performed on a daily basis. She has a warm and pleasant attitude and voice which I really like about her." -Bik

BENEFITS OF CREATIVITY:

  • Enhance your life

  • Develop mental flexibility

  • Explore your own creative style

  • Generate new creative ideas

  • Problem-solve with creativity

  • Improve your career with creative skills

WITH THIS COURSE YOU WILL:

  • Think more creatively

  • Stop doubting your creative abilities

  • Come up with new creative ideas

  • Strengthen your creative skills

WHAT STUDENTS SAID ABOUT THIS COURSE: 

★★★★★ "There is "energy" , positive & enthusiastic attitude. I definitely recommend this course to everyone who is willing to take the challenge represented in this course. Thanks for the time you spent to do this course. It might just be the inspiration people need to "renew" their daily routine." -Zack-C

★★★★★ "This is different, but I liked that its a different method of creativity, it's more like stimuli or ejecting of possibilities...but I would say it's a welcome challenge if you're up to it." -Bladymir

Creative thinking master Vol.1

10 techniques to boost your creativity, generate ideas and increase your income

Created by Valerie Sivokha - Personal Development Coach

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Students: 2644, Price: Free

Students: 2644, Price:  Free

  Creative thinking is an essential feature of 21 century.This is must-have skill for innovators, product managers, marketing specialists, etc. The list can be endless. The more we develop, the more creative, extraordinary approach to problem solving we need.

  Our reality is a reflection of our thoughts. Through creative thinking development, you create the best project in your life YOU. Being creative thinker, you develop a creative attitude to life. As a result, each field of your life will make you happier every day. That’s why I included the learning strategy for learning fast a new skill and lots of exercises for creativity development.

  Boost your creative master through this specific course for beginners, which is full of techniques not only for creative personalities but for analytical ones.

What will you able to do after the completion of this course?

  • Generate original ideas for your work and everyday life

  • Find creative solutions to problems

  • Transform your negative thoughts into positive ones

  • Work out strategies for learning a new skill

  • Start to look at yourself as creative personality

  • Feel yourself more fully and happier person

Creative Thinking Personality Traits-Unleash Creative Forces

Discover 9 powerful personality traits of creative geniuses to unleash your creativity from within. Creative thinking ..

Created by Harshavardhan R R-Self awakening coach - Self awakening and creativity coach

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Students: 1765, Price: $89.99

Students: 1765, Price:  Paid

You may be knowledgeable but if you do not have the power of imagination, you cannot fly away and discover new lands or compose or create new possibilities. If you don't create new possibilities, you become STUCK, BORING AND LIMITED.

You may be skillful but without the capacity to work unhindered by embracing solitude, you will never create anything GREAT.

You may be sharp but if you are not open to experiences, you cannot grow and mature by accumulating new and variety of experiences. What that means is that you remain AMATEUR throughout your life.

you can be a genius but without the sufficient creative energy to manifest your creative undertaking into reality, you will always remain UNACCOMPLISHED.

You may be intelligent but if you do not have the flare of curiosity, you cannot be an explorer. If you do not explore, you cannot know or learn new things. If you do not learn new things, you will soon become STUPID!

You may be brainy but if you don't access intuition, you cannot have breakthrough insights. Of course, without the breakthrough ideas, you will produce ORDINARY AND MEDIOCRE WORK.

You may be exceptionally talented but without the necessary sensitivity, you will never be able to reach the HEARTS, or touch the SOULS, or blow the MINDS of other people.

you may be resourceful but without the ability to stay calm and composed during the times of uncertainty, you will GET LOST FOR SURE  and end up producing RANDOM WORK.

you may know everything but without the courage and braveness to face challenges and take risks, you will never be SUCCESSFUL in your creative endeavors.

As you can see for yourself, contrary to our belief that creativity is all about being talented, intelligent, skilled, knowledgeable or resourceful, rather it is more of having certain qualities or personality traits.

Creativity is a natural outcome of having certain personality traits.

NOW if you want to understand these qualities and build them into your creative personality so that creativity becomes a natural expression for you ...

Then this is the RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU.

These are the most important personality traits of creative people-

  • BEING CURIOUS

  • IMAGINATIVE

  • WORKING IN SOLITUDE

  • OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE

  • HIGHLY ENERGETIC

  • INTUITIVE

  • BEING SENSITIVE

  • TOLERANT OF UNCERTAINTY

  • RISK TAKING

This is the one and the only course on Udemy about creative personality!

What will I learn after taking this course?

  • What Is Curiosity?

  • My Childhood Stories Of Curiosity

  • Learn To Ask Curious Questions

  • What Is Imagination?

  • Learn To Imagine New Possibilities

  • Study Examples Of Imaginative People Like Albert Einstein

  • Understand The Need for Solitude

  • Learn To Embrace Solitude

  • Examples Of People Who Worked In Solitude

  • What Is Openness To Experience?

  • Darwin's Story Of Keen Sense Observation

  • What Are The Different Aspects Of Openness to experiences?

  • Personal Experience Of "Aesthetic Chills"

  • How To Make Use OF Serendipity?

  • How To Maximize Creative Energy?

  • How To Conserve Mental Energy?

  • How To Tap Emotional Energy?

  • Look At Four Types Of Intuition

  • Briefly Understand The Creative Process

  • Develop creative thinking ability.

  • What Is Sensitivity?

  • Understand Why Creative People Tend To Be Very Sensitive?

  • What Is Tolerance Of Ambiguity?

  • See The Difference Between Less Tolerant vs High Tolerant

  • Understand Various Kinds Of Risk Involved In Various Fields Of Creativity

  • Examples Of Famous People Who Failed Before Success

You can scroll through the lecture video titles or watch the preview videos to get a more detailed perspective on the course.

OVERVIEW

The course consists of nine main sections dedicated to nine personality traits starting with curiosity and ending with risk-taking. In each section, you will learn not only about the central personality trait but also many other connected ideas in the form of examples, analogies, stories and useful information, all aiming at the central idea, meanwhile giving you as many reference points as possible and making your understanding as broad as possible. Mastery of these personality traits means laying a firm foundation for all your present and future creative endeavors.

I have tried my best to strike the right balance between theory and practice. It is quite informative. At the same time, it is quite implementable as well. The course will walk you through the most important territories of creativity by giving signs and directions if not by hand in hand. By covering a wide range of concepts, it aims to increase your overall knowledge about creativity and bring about a feeling of knowing and familiarity with different aspects of creative personality.

The unique thing about this course is that it is a smooth combination of both formal and informal approaches. In the sense that, the academic topics like openness to experience, tolerance of ambiguity and sensitivity are presented in an informal and straightforward way without getting bogged down in the details of the theory.

All videos are short videos and you will be able to finish the course very quickly.

Course updated regularly with new content to stay relevant & up-to-date.

This is my very first course on Udemy. It was shot and edited entirely by myself (learnt editing from youtube).What I mean to say is, you know, there is a lot of space for imperfections to creep in! 

I am being totally honest with you right now-since this is my first time talking in front of a camera, I might appear self-conscious and my accent might change a bit at times(If you are OK with it just don't worry about it). My apologies for that. You should know that I am working continuously on my self and I hope to get better at delivery with time and practice and definitely you would see a lot of improvements in my second upcoming course!

OK ...Alright then....it's time now to build your creative personality...

Now is the time to TAKE ACTION and bring lasting changes to your creative personality and develop your creative thinking ability...

This is the time to work on your creative personality and gain a larger perspective on creativity as a whole ...

If you don't love the course or enjoy the course or if it doesn't meet your expectation or if it doesn't make a positive impact on your creative self...

You have got nothing to lose!

Because Udemy will give you a refund with their 30-day money back guarantee!

So what are you waiting for?

GO AHEAD AND ENROLL TO THE COURSE TODAY BY CLICKING ON 'BUY NOW'

SEE YOU ON THE INSIDE!

Creative Thinking with a 5-Day Creativity Challenge

Proven Creativity Practices from a 30 Years Creativity Artist Career

Created by Anneke Camstra - Teaching Creative Animation for Excellent Social Media Video

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Students: 1243, Price: $89.99

Students: 1243, Price:  Paid

They say: you have to stand out from the crowd, but how do you do that?

You want to be more original, more you, but where do you start?

You feel you are in a treadmill of things you have to do, and you don't have the time to think about it., but it does not feel good, there must be a better way

You are bored with all the things you are doing, but you don't know how to change.

Do you have half an hour a day to start changing?

In this course, I will show you how!

You learn by doing in this 5-day Creativity Challenge.

Learn what works from an artist with 35 years of experience, with examples that have worked in her career.

No theory, No explanations, No step-by-step program.

Each day has a problem to solve, there is the solution of the teacher, and there are inspirational videos to watch.

Problems can be solved by using software that you already know and have at your disposal: wordprocessing, painting, video, animation software, or can be done in online software.

Five challenges to make room for being more creative in your work, business or life.

It takes effort, it asks you to step a little bit out of your normal ways and doings, it makes you give yourself presents. But is is not difficult.

Let this course surprise you about yourself, even if you say: I do not have a creative bone in my body!

Anneke Camstra is an experienced teacher on Udemy with 13 courses. 

12000 Students have enrolled in her animation classes

The courses are based on Learning by Doing, the teacher challenges you to start making animations, and shows you in over the shoulder video’s how to do that.

No theory, just practice in a friendly and encouraging environment

Enroll now and get your creative juices flowing!

Creative Thinking

Opening perspectives and Thinking big

Created by Edite Amorim - Trainer and Founder of THINKING-BIG

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Students: 1126, Price: $49.99

Students: 1126, Price:  Paid

This is not a common course about Creative Thinking, but a positive mindshake to help open your mind to what is possible and make you question what you usually take for granted. A course focused on exploring possibilities.

Through 11 sessions you will journey to a broader view about Creativity in a very easy way. Each session has a theme that is developed in 4 to 7 short videos, plus a summary-video, so your attention stays focused all the time. You will have 3,5 hours of videos, in total, that you can watch according to your needs. You will also find quizzes and experiential activities after each of the sessions, including lots of additional resources that you can explore (links to videos, articles, book references). Plus, you will have the instructor available to reply to all your questions at least twice per week.

This course will be mostly focused on the person, as the basis of the Creative Thinker. The majority of the content is centered on the structure any creative person should have before starting to create: consciousness, ability to think big, unconstrained perspective, openness to inspiration and to relationships.

We will also focus on practical aspects of the creative process: its different steps and phases, some of the most used techniques to generate and systematize ideas and the most common blocks on creativity including suggestions to overcome them.

Finally, we will explore contexts where you can apply your creative thinking. It can be in your own personal life, or in the society that surrounds you, from your closer circle to your neighborhood or country.

The course is taught through examples and personal stories from the Portuguese instructor, illustrating scientific research in an easy to understand way. At the end, you will probably feel that you belong to her creative tribe, too. And the course gets better and better, so don't judge it for the first sessions.

Take all the inspiration, insights and techniques you can from this course and start changing your world. It is all in your hands just waiting for you to open your mind and embrace the creative thinker inside you!

Video credits:

- The course was produced and developed by Edite Amorim with the collaboration of Rita Pureza and video and edition by Mário Brandão

Creativity – Unleash your creative version

The secret FORMULA to become UBER-CREATIVE

Created by Dr. Sayem Hossain - Data, Research, Strategy and Evaluation Expert

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Students: 555, Price: Free

Students: 555, Price:  Free

Do you doubt that "I am not creative". Well, guess what? creativity is not an inherent talent or adopted by born, rather it is a skill that anyone can master at any age. All it takes to learn what creativity actually is, qualities to become a creative person and flexing your creative muscles. Welcome to one of the best courses of creative thinking. Based on rigorous research, scientific evidence and applied to many leaders - this course can offer you amazing insight on how to unleash your creative version. Diving deep into the neurological science, scholarly opinions and real world examples this course has lot to offer. There are practical case studies, brain training exercises and lots of other insights that will guide you to learn and become more creative. The course is curated by HotCubator which is a think tank in Data, Research and Entrepreneurship. HotCubator has been training corporate leaders, involved in rigorous academic research and supported number of creative ventures in Australia and abroad. The people behind HotCubator are award-winning academics, scientists and veteran leaders whose work have appeared in global publications. Join this course and unlock the hidden talent inside you!!! And remember, the first step to creative pursuit is NOW, rather than waiting for the perfect moment which never exists!!!

Finding the Art in Engineering – STEM to STEAM

Expanding Your Creative Thinking in Engineering Graphics - Makerspace

Created by John Devitry - Mechanical Engineering and 3D Design

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Students: 354, Price: Free

Students: 354, Price:  Free

This course presents new ideas about how to expand your creative thinking, opening up a world of patterns, shapes and artistic designs using 3D CAD Modeling and Conceptual Design Blending (CDB).

Key take-ways: Understand how art is central to bringing beauty, elegance and life to the sciences, technology, engineering and math - Develop a sense of spatial thinking and self-expression - Learn how random combinations drive radical innovation - Learn how to make a design your own.

The ideas in this class are geared to enhance your learning in different settings and spark more creative thought that in turn will help you generate new designs. Conceptual Design Blending: As you go through these examples you will recognize that the general concepts of “design blending” are all around you.

This teaching technique was developed under a belief that when students have the “freeform ability” to create or solve open-ended problems in a solid modeling course, it removes inhibitions and boosts creativity. Part of the motivation behind the technique is to incorporate more of the arts into engineering,

“CDB is itself a mix of Conceptual Blending and Shape Blending into something new. Once the foundational techniques of the 3D CAD software have been taught, the CDB pedagogy deviates sharply from traditional instruction. Rather than assigning designs to replicate, the instructor presents students with two or more seed designs, and instructs them to design something entirely new based on those concepts, but with functionality and/or aesthetic appeal beyond either seed design. Since students are initially unsure of themselves, and do not know where to start with such open-ended requirements, the instructor introduces CDB by walking through examples of blending and presenting multiple think-aloud illustrations of the design process. Throughout the instruction, students are reminded that they each have unique and useful ideas to contribute, and are encouraged to borrow ideas from other places, provided the ideas are used within a design rather than strictly copied.”

Creative Thinking – How to Get Great Ideas on Demand

30 days to learn how to get great ideas for business, products, marketing, art, design and blog posts

Created by Tara Roskell - Graphic Designer 20+ Years Industry Experience

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Students: 100, Price: $49.99

Students: 100, Price:  Paid

If you've ever wondered how some people seem to have ideas whenever they want them, then this course will help you.

During this course you will learn (and try out) a series of creative thinking techniques that will enable you to come up with ideas on demand. Whether you are looking for new ways of being more creative personally or ideas for your business, there's something for you. 

We'll go through creativity techniques that will help you get ideas for many things including: business, products, marketing, art, design and blog posts 

You will learn:

• How to get ideas from your every day life
• How you can combine things in different ways to get ideas
• How coming up with bad ideas can help you get good ones
• How random input can inspire fresh new ideas
• How to get visual inspiration

Plus many other creative thinking techniques which will mean you never have to stare at a blank page ever again.

Creative Thinking for the Classroom

An introduction to bringing creativity and creative thinking into the classroom environment.

Created by Cyndi Burnett - Creativity Professor

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Students: 29, Price: $49.99

Students: 29, Price:  Paid

Help your students to develop their daily creativity using these short, easy-to-follow videos, led by Dr. Cyndi Burnett and narrated by Sam the Yellow Man!

Creative thinking is a skill, and like any skill, developing it requires practice. This course is aimed at teachers who wish to incorporate creative thinking skills into their classroom environments, and to do so in a way that is compatible with their students' learning habits. The course is taught through a combination of short videos (maximum 10 minutes) and guided practice. It comes with a workbook that students can fill in along with the lesson videos (recommended), or work through on their own time. The lessons are short, the activities are simple, and you can practice the skills during your normal daily routine.

Each video introduces you to a new element of the creative thinking process, and we will encourage you to apply the skill to your normal classroom environment. Each video builds on the previous ones, so over the course of a few weeks you and your students will have learned a lot, and practiced even more!