How to Have Great Ideas

A guide to creative thinking


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John Ingledew


How to Have Great Ideas is the essential guide for students and young professionals looking to embrace creative thinking in design, advertising and communications. It provides 53 practical strategies for unlocking innovative ideas.

Strategies include improvisation techniques, changing the scenery, finding hidden links, looking to nature for inspiration, combining unusual systems, challenging set boundaries and many more. Each strategy is packed with great examples of successful contemporary and historical designs – from a designer dress made out of an old typewriter to ticket machines powered by recycled bottles in China, via the reimagining of famous brand logos and mis-use of photocopiers.

Packed with practical projects to kick-start inventive thought in idea-blocked moments, this book explores creative thinking across all visual arts disciplines.

Additional information

Weight 568 g
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.8 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 January 2016
Number of pages 184
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.8 cm
Weight 568 g
John Ingledew is the author of The A–Z of Visual Ideas (Laurence King, 2011). He has taught and written about design, photography and creative thinking for 20 years. He has worked at universities in Europe, America and Japan and recently helped set up an art school in northern China.