The Brain: Intelligence, Innovation, Creativity

I have just finished reading a Cutter Consortium white paper entitled The Psychology and Motivation of Creativity and Innovation by Paul Robertson. I found it quite interesting and it gave me some insight into the Six Hats model.

Paul describes a three ring model as illustrated below:

The Substantial World is the external world of your senses. The Structural World is the Substantial World you have accepted as rational. The Conceptual World is the Structural world you think within habitually. It should be noted that the Substantial World is a subset of the Real World, the Structural World is a subset of the Substantial World and the Conceptual World is a subset of the Structural World.

When we are thinking habitually we are using intelligence:

When we cross the boundary between habitual and rational thought we are using innovation:

When we cross the boundary between rational and external thought we are using creativity:

The Creative world is the world of values that do not fall within the domain of the Innovative world and the Innovative world is the world of values that do not fall within the context of the Intelligent world.

Here is the same concept represented as the Six Focuses of Database Design:

From the above illustration you can see that creativity involves incorporating data manipulation and data definition into the domains and attributes; innovation involves incorporating data domains and data attributes into the relationships and entities; and intelligence involves utilizing existing relationships and entities.

I want to point out that I do not necessarily agree with this concept because I believe the six hats can be top down as well as bottom up. What I mean to say is creativity can come from the front lines as well as from senior positions.

3 Responses to “The Brain: Intelligence, Innovation, Creativity”

  1. Paolo Manzelli Says:

    Open Dialog : in

    CREATIVE CLASS-NET PROJECT stems from the consideration that the value chain, in the development of knowledge society , is to produce, process and disseminate ideas.
    See in
    The risk factor of this process is lurks in cultural resistance that are opposed to expansion a culture of “Networking for business Innovation”where the key areas of development reside in the transfer of new enabling technologies that can transform old manufacturing areas of production, that now are mature, and accordingly the organizational and managerial concepts that are obsolete because they still now form the basis of the old mechanical society see in
    CREATIVE CLASS-NET PROJECT therefore seeks to develop a culture of networking-enterprise , on
    basis of a sharing relationships between industries of tangible and intangible products, on the basis of an innovative research and development within the intention to exclude cultural resistance and all the conservative attitudes, which they see any “innov -Action “, as risk factor rather than as a good opportunity for enhancing and improving a new type of development driven by the KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY.

    For this reason, members of the Project Idea CREATIVE-CLASS-NET, ( see in: ) are intending to start their operational activities participating to PON-2008 of the ITALIAN MINISTRY UNVERSITY , with the CREATIVE CLASS PROJECT , aimed at renewing the leadership and entrepreneurial business in a form of NETWORKING of people , no more refractory to the new advances in science and in art in order to provide a valuable contribution to the development of future knowledge economy. ; SPIDER -CREATIVITY.

  2. Shuriken Marketing Courses Says:

    This is great…
    I was looking for an abstract scheme like that in order to achieve my goals… in internet marketing.

    Thank you for the tips, ideas, explanations 🙂

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