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About the Course

This course deals directly with your ability for creativity which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. Through a series of creativity building exercises, short lectures, and readings, learners develop both an understanding of creativity and increase their own ability. This course will help you understand the role of creativity and innovation in your own work and in other disciplines. It will challenge you to move outside of your existing comfort zone and to recognize the value of that exploration. This course will help you understand the importance of diverse ideas, and to convey that understanding to others. The principal learning activity in the course is a series of "differents" where you are challenged to identify and change your own cultural, habitual, and normal patterns of behavior. Beginning with a prompt, e.g. "eat something different", you will begin to recognize your own = limits and to overcome them. In addition, you are encouraged to understand that creativity is based on societal norms, and that by it's nature, it will differ from and be discouraged by society. In this course, the persistence of the creative person is developed through practice. At the same time, these exercises are constrained by concerns of safety, legality, and economics, which are addressed in their creative process....

Top reviews

Jan 17, 2021

I really enjoyed this course, it was very informative and easy to follow. The videos were clear and the graded sections were great. The course as a whole was enjoyable and would recommend to others.

Jul 21, 2020

Great course. It was really a great experience to take this course.\n\nI developed the insight into creativity and will definitely implement in my everyday life.\n\nThanks for such a great course.

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By Huyen N L

Sep 4, 2020

Great course to practice creativity!

Thank you!

By Carleen C C

Jul 30, 2020

I enjoyed this course very much. Thank you UM!

By Antonia A

Jun 15, 2020

Very entertaining and interesting assignments!


Jun 1, 2020

Creative Problem Solving is very good course.

By Taufan D N

Apr 16, 2020

Challenging for me to get out from my habits

By Md. S A

May 27, 2020

this is the best course i have ever seen...

By Zeeshan A P

Jul 3, 2020

Superb Course, & hats off to the Professor

By Haris F A

May 25, 2020

amazing course with challenging assignment

By Kaushika T

May 17, 2020

This is great course for learn creativity.


May 11, 2020


By Bohdana

Mar 15, 2016

A very interesting and challenging course!

By Sundar a

May 23, 2020

great course every one need to give a try

By Ilham S 0

Aug 12, 2020

What an amazing course it was! Loved it.

By Rizel M R D

Jun 28, 2020

This is really a good course. Thank you!


Jun 14, 2020

Very nice and useful course for everyone

By ecemekdi

Jun 3, 2020

Thank you so much for this great course!

By Mehak I

May 14, 2020

Super amazing course. Really appreciated

By Dian A

Apr 28, 2020

A good one for someone new to this field

By mab 1

Jun 9, 2020

Worth learning about creative solutiins


May 17, 2020

Quite interactive. I enjoyed the class.

By Mahmoud H A S

May 12, 2020

It really helped me. thank you Coursera

By Kristine M

May 1, 2020

Liked the course a lot

Thank You ALL!!!!

By Cynthia E O

Jul 1, 2020

i lean a lot and the teacher was good

By Ms. M S P

Jun 11, 2020

its very interesting and highly useful

By Silky k

Jun 6, 2020

You will develop your thinking skills