This page collates resources to help you create ideas and turn them into reality. Brief descriptions of different creative processes are listed along with links to detail on the key steps and lots of resources.
The mix of approaches from artistic creation to technical is to provide alternative ways to suit your style, or challenge you to try new ways. It is also to encourage a flow of ideas and increased interaction between these communities. Some examples of cross community activity can be found in the Inspirations page.
The intent is to create a 'really useful' resource that contains summary information about different processes and techniques, but then most likely will link to external sites for more information. It is not intended to create an internet directory of categories and links and it is not intended to create lists of software and other items purely for advertising. It is hoped that the community that grows around this site will manage the content to include diverse content that is 'really useful', and not just categorised lists of links.
You can read more information about the goals of this site at About UsableDevices and you are encouraged to contribute to this Wiki by editing or adding more content.
|Creative Processes||Overview and key steps.|
|Linear Creation|| A linear - start here end there approach used in many situations from project management to software design.
Ideas Things to help create ideas, or extend an existing idea. Designing Everything about designing or modifying part of a design. Prototyping Maybe this is the last step - if that is all you need. BUT STILL PUBLISH!!!!!! Testing Actually EVERY step should be tested, even your idea (eg will it do what you want, can it do more/cheaper/faster/...) and DOCUMENTED Releasing release your creation AND Documentation. Ideally document at every step, not at the end!
|Seven Stages of the Creative Process||"It shows four levels of recursion, beginning with the bipartite division between subjective and objective; creating the problem and solving it; individual and collective. It continues with the seven stages arranged so that the Insight stage is divided by the bipartite model beneath it. Each of the seven stages is further divided into six components, and these are divided into another seven pieces. The diagram clearly identifies and classifies 294 stages of the creative process at this deepest stage."|
|heaps more||There are a LOT of internet, book, library resources about creating things - USE them!!!|
|add more interesting processes||and some introduction & links|