The Idea Agent is a practical idea management handbook, aimed at people who want to take an active role in creative processes across all areas. It combines the creatively wild with the rationally structured techniques for innovation to provide readers with a varied toolbox of proven idea management methodology. From discussing how to identify a problem or opportunity, to describing techniques for idea creation, it offers a step-by-step guide to building creative concepts for the marketplace. With built-in exercises and applications, this book is an ideal working companion for any innovator.
Preface 1. The Age of Creativity 2. Ideas, Creativity and Innovation 3. Managing Creative Processes 4. Need 5. Idea Generation 6. Screening and Development 7. Enriching and Conceptualizing 8. Results: And What's Next? Methods 9.Need Orientation 10. Idea Generation 11. Screening and Development Appendix