Open and Sustainable Innovation Systems (OASIS) Lab working notes

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Z: Paths to creative breakthroughs are frequently oblique

Tags: obliquity

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Accretion theory of ideation (@sosaAccretionTheoryIdeation2019): the "worth" of ideas lies not in their immediate usefulness, but in what they can lead to, their effect on the problem solving process.

@chanImportanceIterationCreative2015:

Claim Building directly on diverse sources of inspiration doesn’t yield immediately creative ideas; these inspirations only turn into creative (i.e., both novel and useful) ideas when people spend time iterating on the resulting ideas

Z: Paths to creative breakthroughs are frequently oblique