I’m an art history major, so process has never really been big in my world. I’m much more of a “creative” thinker. However, even within the creative process, there are two aspects of that phrase: “creative” and “process,” the implication being that there is a logical process to creativity. Some people may argue that this is not the case, but I have enough experience with creativity to know that this is true.
One of the things I have been looking at recently is, how does the creative process really work? If you break it down into steps, can you “map” it, or is it just “free-flow” thinking? I believe the answer is, “Yes. It’s both.”
There is a software package that I have been playing with called, “MindManager,” which is available at www.mindjet.com Great for thinking through strategies, it allows you to easily sort through thoughts, establish processes, develop hierarchies, see patterns, prioritize workload and make your life more organized. I certainly haven’t mastered it yet, but even for this art history major, this seems like a good thing. Check it out and tell me what you think.