Creativity - An Overview

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Creativity is a concept related to creating ideas that are both novel and useful in some context. It is considered a fundamental trait for industry professionals and academics in the 21st century. This Wikibook provides an overview of the existing literature on the subject, its origins as a concept, and its use in diverse human activities.



  1. Creativity
  2. Innovation
  3. Invention
  4. Thinking outside the box


  1. History of the concept

creativity techniques

  1. Creativity techniques
  2. Creative Problem Solving
  3. Creative Problem Solving Process (CPS)
  4. Mind mapping
  5. Brainstorming
  6. 6-3-5 Brainwriting
  7. TRIZ
  8. Lateral thinking

creativity in socioeconomical context

  1. Creative class
  2. Creative industries


  1. Creativity and mental ilness
  2. Sleep and creativity