A Creative Journey Using a Magazine to Heighten Creativity and Learning
Read essays, articles, or books on creativity and you will more than once you will read that you can heighten your creativity and create new ideas by reading magazines that you wouldnt typically read. The suggestion is to go to your local newsstand and pick up magazines you wouldnt ever read and read them for ideas, connections and trends.
This is an often repeated example of using outside stimulus as a way to jumpstart our creativity.
I have read this suggestion many times. Ive suggested it myself. Ive even done it a few times. But Ive never seen anyone show someone an example of doing it.
Earlier this week I found the April edition of Wired Magazine in my briefcase as I traveled. I had picked it up a couple of weeks before in an airport because I was drawn to the cover, which suggested that the main focus of the issue was The New World of Games.
While I am not a current subscriber to Wired Magazine (used to be) and you might not be either, I think you will find both the process and my results enlightening and fun.