So far in my little series on Thinking on Paper I have discussed sketchbooks, plotting your thoughts from the general to the specific, and Idea Generations. Today's topic will be how thinking of paper can be used to make you creative, even if you never thought you were creative before. In other words, we will look at how you can use Morph Charts and other tricks to come up with ideas - and some of them are bound to be good .
Part I: Imagination and Creativity
This might be purely semantic to a lot of you, but let's get the definitions I will be using straight. To me, imagination and creativity are two very separate things. Creativity is the processes we use to create new ideas, imagination is the mental ability to picture something inside our heads. Imagination is a huge boon to a designer -well, a huge boon to anyone really- because it helps us to quickly identify new possibilities, try out scenarios in our heads and to be accepting of new ideas and ways of d