Creativity assessment is a tough job for a good long time. In businesses and startups, organizations search for innovation but lack understanding of how to measure it. Scientists have researched for many years. They have concluded many methods to find creativity. But only a few gave the actual results to measure creativity.
Here are 3 different ways to measure your creativity:
1. The Guilford Measures: “measuring a person’s creativity”
Psychologist J. P. Guilford devised four types of a person’s divergent creation. You can practice each measure and improve them. Moreover, each focuses on creative output based on a number of responses ie, how well a person remembers the following categories:
Guilford only gave the foundation to measure the creativity through these creativity tests Most notably, psychologist Ellis Torrance created a series of tests that measure each category both verbally and visually
2. The Taxonomy of Creative Design: “measuring how creative a work is”
The Taxonomy of Creative Design refers to changes in form and content, and it can be used to analyze or assess the novelty or the derivation of creative work. It looks at creative work as a product. Classifies creative work as a copy of another work, a variation on a single work, a combination of two or more works. A transformation of work into a completely new form, or a creation that is previously uncertain.
The Taxonomy enables the analysis of work Like, How far does it step away from previous works? One can assess how creative a work is, by determining where the new creation fits on the Taxonomy of Creative Design. The more novel the work is, the more creative it is.
Following questions are also included in this model to measure creativity,
Imitation: Is the creation the same or virtually the same as something that already exists?
Variation: Is it a slight change to an existing object, such that it is different, but still retains the identity of the original object?
Combination: Is it a mixture of two or more things, such that it can be said to be both or all?
Transformation: Is it a re-creation of existing work, So it has some characteristics of the original object, but it may not be the same kind of object?
Original Creation: Does it appear to have no discernible qualities of pre-existing objects or ideas?
With these questions, the Taxonomy of Creative Design becomes an analytical tool for assessing the originality of an object.
3. The Requirements Model: “measuring creative work against requirements”
In the Requirements Model, creative work is measured based on requirements before the work starts. In architecture, for example, the design of a house begins with the program requirements: How many bedrooms? What style kitchen? Cost limits? A feeling of openness or coziness? Efficient use of space? within which the architect creates a new plan.
When the project is done, some assessments are straightforward: Are there the right number of rooms? Is the kitchen the right style? Did the project end up at the expected cost?
So if we set careful requirements for creative work, we can straightforwardly assess it. This model suggests that identifying these different pieces of information is the key to objectively measuring creative work. This particular model can be useful, especially in education, lies in setting clear program requirements.
“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” -Bruce Garrabrandt
Creativity can improve your productivity and helps to achieve financial independence and can foster your early retirement.
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