UNLEASH THE CREATIVITY: CURIOSITY

Kdan Mobile
Oct 30, 2017 · 5 min read
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In 19 years they have managed to answer your every question in a matter of seconds, keep you entertained at every hour, designed software to help you with your every need, and more. If you have a problem there is most likely a Google solution for it. Curious what a company that has managed to connect the entire world has to say about curiosity?

“Curiosity and creativity are never far apart. You need to be curious to identify problems worth solving, and then come up with new solutions.” — Lorraine Twohill, Head of Marketing at Google

Welcome to the first post in our “Unleash the Creativity” series. In this series, we will provide information, tips, and tricks to get your creative juices flowing: Create, Mash, Inspire.

Create, Mash, and Inspire
Create, Mash, and Inspire

WHAT WEB BROWSER DO YOU USE?

5 most common web browsers' logos
5 most common web browsers' logos

Questioning leads to change. It forces us to think outside the realm of what we know and consider other options. If we don’t have the curiosity to question the default we will never see a new solution.

Curios Kitten
Curios Kitten
By nature children are curious. Almost all children in their natural state ask lots of questions. That’s how they learn so much in the first five years of life. But then we send them to school where they learn that answers are more important than questions. — description of online class by creativity author Michael Gelb

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT

Curiosity makes us happier. It improves academic achievement and student engagement, job performance and engagement, and even healthcare. Learn more about the psychological, emotional, social, and health benefits of curiosity in this article from the Great Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

Creative Child
Creative Child

RECHANNELING YOUR INNER CHILD

  1. Schedule it. Yes, you can actually schedule curiosity into your life. Be it 10 minutes or an hour set aside some time to explore something you are curious about. Are you interested in marine life? Schedule some time to read about the Great Barrier Reef. Love playing guitar? Set aside some time to learn about the mechanics of how a guitar works, you might just discover something that can make your playing more vibrant.
  2. Make an effort to question three everyday things you might normally overlook. For example, why we put postage stamps in the upper right corner instead of the left, or middle. Or why we use red for stop and green for go.
  3. Think/Ask before you Google. It’s convenient and easy to pull out our phones and get a quick answer, but by doing this we are missing out on other possibilities. For example, say you are on vacation and looking for a charming restaurant for dinner. You could pull out your phone and search or you could ask a local. They could recommend you a very worthwhile place that your Google search doesn’t know exist. You could also just go for a walk and stop when you find something that looks cool. Along the walk, you might also find some things you want to check out while on vacation.
  4. Get comfortable with the unknown. One fun way to do this is by getting into mystery, be it books, movies, or live theater. Another great way to do this one is by constantly trying new things.

I challenge you to give a few of these a try for a week and see if you don’t naturally find yourself questioning more and more by the day. If you need more ideas check out this article on “How to Be a More Curious Person”.

Albert Einstein Quote
Albert Einstein Quote
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As Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Tell us how you let your intelligence sparkle in the comment section below and/or share your ideas on the future of Creativity with us in the 7th iAniMagic competition.

We hope this post has inspired you to get creative, mash ideas and inspire the world!

Featured image photo credit: MOANA — (Pictured) Moana on canoe ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Originally published at Kdan Mobile Blog.

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Since 2009, Kdan Mobile has focused on building mobile software applications and online services that allow users to better leverage their productivity and creativity. To date, Kdan Mobile's works have been backed by more than 200 million downloads worldwide.

Kdan Mobile

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Your Workforce, Synchronized.

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Since 2009, Kdan Mobile has focused on building mobile software applications and online services that allow users to better leverage their productivity and creativity. To date, Kdan Mobile's works have been backed by more than 200 million downloads worldwide.

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