From Wednesday, September 30 to Saturday, October 3 2015, with the support of EXPO Milano 2015, the Municipality of Bologna, Emilia Romagna, and CERSAIE, Bologna will host the first edition of the Bologna Design Week. Bologna Design Week is a cultural event that was born and developed in order to map the widespread design creativity initiatives and actors in the area of Bologna through a collaborative approach between institutions, companies, designers, university, research institutions, associations, individuals.
Several events are organized in collaboration with the University of Bologna, among which “REALMENTE: il progetto fra aula e realtà presso Urban Center” opening October 1 from 17.30 – Urban Center: the outcomes of the 2014/2015 workshops attended by the students of the degree in Industrial Product Design of UniBo will be presented. For more information about the event click here
Another main event is represented by the National Conference “AGENDA RECYCLE. Per una nuova operatività“, September 29 from 14.00 to 18.00 – Via Belmeloro 10. For more information about the event click here
Here the link to the Bologna Design Week website
MIC is pleased to announce the publication of the book: Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative thinking
This book, edited by Giovanni Emanule Corazza and Sergio Agnoli and published by Springer, offers a multidisciplinary and multi-domain approach to the most recent research results in the field of creative thinking and creativity, authored by renowned international experts. By presenting contributions from different scientific and artistic domains, the book offers a comprehensive description of the state of the art on creativity research.
Specifically, the chapters are organized into four parts:
- Theoretical Aspects of Creativity;
- Social Aspects of Creativity;
- Creativity in Design and Engineering;
- Creativity in Art and Science.
In this way, the book becomes a necessary platform for generative dialogue between disciplines that are typically divided by separating walls.
More information on the content of the book on: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-287-618-8
A scientific article by MIC on Creativity Research Journal: ” An eye-tracking analysis of irrelevance processing as moderator of Openness and creative performance”
The MIC Institute article that demonstrates the psychological mechanism relating the Openness personality trait and the creative performance is now pubblished online on Creativity Research Journal.
Even if beeing open-minded was already demonstrated to be related to creativity, no study even demonstrated the psychological mechanism relating this personality trait and creativity: in this paper MIC demonstrates that a higher attention to irrelevant information mediates the association between Openness and creative performance.
Click here to read the paper on Creativity Research Journal Vol.7, Issue 2, 2015
June 16, 2015 – MIC @Zone Moda Summer School
The Department of Life Quality Studies (QuVi), University of Bologna organizes the second edition of the ZoneModa Summer School in High Education, which is fully dedicated to the relationship between Fashion and Creativity (Rimini, Spazio ZoneModa – June 15 – 19, 2015). Along with the special lessons of fashion academics, specialists of fashion archiving and professional designers, the program includes MIC experts with a seminar about Creative Thinking.
On June 16 Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza held a 3-hour lesson focused on Creative thinking principles, tools, and applications, outlining the theoretical approaches to the study of creativity to present then the DIMAI model applied to Fashion Design, with examples, exercises, and final generation of ideas by the students.
Giardino delle Imprese: 2015 Edition
June 29th – July 10th, Giardini Margherita Bologna
From June 29th to July 10th the 2015 Edition of the Summer School “Giardino delle Imprese” will be held at the Giardini Margherita in Bologna. 60 high-school students will participate in this school. Fondazione Gugliemo Golinelli organizes Giardino delle Imprese to allow the generation of new ideas to be developed within specif business accelerators.
The Marconi Institute for Creativity, scientific collaborator of the school, will participate through a lesson held by Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza.
The following article is the winner of a selection between articles produced by the students of the Creativity and Innovation course of the spring semester of the Academic Year 2014-2015 by Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, within the Graduate Course in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Bologna.
During these Creativity and Innovation classes, students learned about the DIMAI model for creative thinking, to understand the creative process and clarify the difference between idea generation and innovation, as well as approaches to face hurdles and strategies for success. This semester in particular the course focused on the ICT business world: six students teams presented their own project on the ideation and consequent possible implementation of a new start-up. In preparation to this task, students produced articles about a succesfull start-up to be considered as an inspiration for their work.
A succesful start-up:Yplan App
Nowadays, the world is ruled by social networks, and even there is a lot of concepts already implemented in that sector, there’s always new ideas coming each year, sometimes they are successful and sometimes they are not.
I think that YPlan is a really good example for a successful startup company, because they are an example in international expansion and innovation.
EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
Bologna Business School
25th – 28th June 2015
The MIC’s mission to consolidate methodologies and processes for the increase of creative thinking is now part of the high level Educational Proposal of the Bologna Business School. The first opportunity is the new EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION, a three-days course that will take place in the amazing Villa Guastavillani – Bologna.
The course, which will be held in Bologna next June, will be devoted to the generation and the assessment of new ideas, in order to make it a systematic habit for everyone.
The main idea behind this course (and MIC’s thought) is that the creative thinking should be a day-by-day activity for any kind of business that aspires to be leader, rather than follower, of its marketplace. This is the reason why all the theoretical and practical contents of the course are specifically targeting directors, managers, supervisors and entrepreneurs.
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TEDxRoma: MEDITERRANEAN CAROUSEL
Create movement, witness modernity, share and value diversities and highlight progress
The Mediterranean, where culture and knowledge, technology and tradition, art and identity are brought together, is expressed in Mediterranean Carousel, TEDxRoma 2015 topic.
The willingness is to explore and share passions and experiences of the countries that it represents. The 2015 edition of TEDxRoma involves speakers coming from 14 Mediterranean countries.
From Immobility to Movement
Mediterranean countries are constantly moving, evolving and changing, driven by centripetal forces that increase and enforce expression through diversity.
From Tradition to Modernity
Often perceived as archaic and traditional, the Mediterranean Sea has evolved into a launch-pad of modernity and innovation, introducing unexpected visions and future scenarios through icons of contemporary culture, many of whom will share their visions at TEDxRoma 2015.
From Differences to Richness
A moltitude of diverse colors, traditions and customs, many of today’s Mediterranean countries are transforming a body of differences into multi-faceted unions. Among them, distances converge harmonically, generating richness and value. Science and art, technology and history, architecture and tradition, and design and exploration are leading protagonists fostering these ties in an ever- spinning Mediterranean Carousel.