Christia­­­­­­n Byrge

Deliberate Practice of Creativity

Never before has it been so easy to advance creative skills

Deliberate Practice of Creativity

The most powerfull way to make original social impacts

Deliberate Practice of Creativity

Possible in all kinds of professions, disciplines and sports

Currently I work on...

...a new creativity training program for developing creative skills for leaders (in collaboration with the Confederation of Danish Industry). It is now in prototype state being tested in danish industrial companies.

 

Academy for Creativity

I had a leading role in the design of this digital gamelike creativity e-module. It is designed to be integrated into general higher education. It provides a fun and engaging training platform with 10 games that each trains creativity. It gives both a theoretical insight into creativity and it enhances general creative abilities. Teachers and professors may integrate the e-module as part of curriculum or as extra curriculum. Every other person may use the e-module as a training system or just as fun gaming. The teachers and professors can easily sign up their class using student e-mail addresses and setting a deadline. Hereby the students will receive all necessary instructions to perform the training. On deadline the teachers will get an evaluation report and insight into how the students performed.

Available at www.academyforcreativity.com

 

200 Days of Creativity

I am the inventor of this creativity training system. It is designed to help teachers easily integrate creativity training spontaneously and without any prior preparation. The App has 200 creativity training exercises covering a wide range of creativity training variables including originality, fluency, flexibility and elaboration. Teachers and others can access the exercises on a homepage categorised according to what they train and how they can be used for training purposes. The only thing the teacher needs to prepare is to have pencils and paper ready in the class. "200 days of creativity" consists of different kinds of creativity training including figural, verbal and physical exercises. The students and pupils can work individually or in pairs. Each exercise takes between 4-12 minutes. The exercises can be performed from approximately 10 years and up. 

Available in Danish at www.idetræning.dk

Looking for an international publisher

 

Creativity Games Series

I am the inventor of this creativity training game series. It is probably the only of its kind in the world. It advances players' creativity simply by playing the games. The series consist of a "race-to-win", "drawing & guessing" and a "match and invent" game. In all three games you will play against time and opposing players and you will instantly advance your ability to produce lots of original ideas and new perspectives that are inspiring, surprising, interesting, fun and useful. The games advances several skills related to creativity including flexibility, originality and fluency. They are for 2-6 players, aged 10+, and takes between 20-90 minutes per game. The games consists of game boards, game pieces, dices, 196 thinking direction cards, instruction manuals and timers.​Each game in the series provides hours of serious and fun creativity training and is suitable for educational, consultancy, organisational and other training settings.​

Available in danish from Fonden for Entreprenørskab from 2018

Looking for an international publisher

 

Creativity Talent Training System for Sport (Soccer)

I played a central role in the development of this soccer creativity training system. It is developed and tested in collaboration with a top level team from one of the main Danish soccer clubs. It can be integrated into general soccer practice at all levels and ages. It provides modified creativity training versions of classic soccer training exercises as well as completely novel soccer creativity training exercises. It gives both a theoretical insight into creativity in soccer and it enhances creative sport abilities for the players. Coaches and trainers as well as sport science students may integrate this training system into their standard training sessions or create separate sessions for this focus. ​This training will enhance the level of originality, fluency, flexibility, task focus, creative elaboration and surprise in the game during matches.

 Looking for an international publisher

 

Educational Creativity Training Workbooks

I am the inventor of this creativity training workbook series. Students and pupils will enhance their creativity by solving creative challenges. It is designed to make it very easy for a teacher in any subject to start and maintain creativity training. The exercises can be made chronologically or in random order. The only thing the teacher needs to prepare is to have pencils, scissors and glue ready - the workbook makes it easy to start creativity training at will at any time of the day without other kinds of preparation.​The workbook consists of different kinds of creativity training including figural, verbal and physical exercises. The students and pupils may work individually or in pairs with each an identical workbook. Each exercise takes between 6-12 minutes and there are totally 21 exercises in each workbook The students and pupils will learn to be more flexible, fluent, original, elaborate as well as more task focused from this kind of training.​This creativity training workbook provides hours of serious and fun creativity training and is suitable for all levels of educational and similar training settings from approximately 10 years and up.

 Looking for an international publisher

 

Creative Genius Program

Together with Søren Hansen I designed and now run the "Creative Genius Semester" and "Creative Genius for Professionals". These are two Master level programs for students from all over the world and professionals from Denmark. It is equivalent to 30 ECTS. The program focuses on training and theory that will give the trainee both the necesserary embodied competences and the knowledge needed for making an original social impact in own field of study. The Creative Genius Club is an alumni for graduates from the Creative Genius programs. In our attempts to make original impacts we may need to work together with other creative geniuses. The forum help connect between likeminded in their creative efforts. Membership of the Creative Genius Club is by invitation only.

 Available in English at www.creativegeniussemester.aau.dk

Available in Danish at www.creativegenius.aau.dk

Looking for international providers of Creative Genius for Professionals 

 

Generic Creativity Training Sets

I am the inventor of these creativity training sets. Players pick a creativity training instruction card and carefully follow the instructions. The stimuli cards are used one by one to continuously force thinking into new directions. When the time is up the players pick a new creativity training instruction card and continue the training. These training sets enhance the most fundamental creative abilities including the ability to develop ideas on command, to focus your attention capacity on the problem at hand, to break away from dominating patterns of thinking, to create new directions of thought, to understand situations and objects in new ways, to combine existing knowledge in new ways as well as the ability to further develop existing ideas. These training sets are suitable for educational, consultancy, organisational and other training settings.​Each training set is for 1-4 players, aged 10+, and takes between 5-150 minutes per round of training. Each training set consists of 98 word, person analogy, principle, illustration or challenge stimuli cards, 25 challenge instruction cards, one instruction manual and one timer.

Looking for a publisher.

 

Bachelor in Creativity & Business Innovations

I played a central role in the development of this new bachelor program. It is focused on making the business innovator a creative and original entrepreneur/intrapreneur. The bachelor has a strong focus on creativity and accredits 20 ECTS solely to teaching creativity. The bachelor program has been accredited in Estonia, Lithuania and Portugal since 2014.

Available in English at Instituto Politecnico do Porto, Vilniaus Kolegija and Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences

 

Solution Camp

I played a central role in the design of Solution Camp. It is a 24-48 hour work camp focused on generating and developing original ideas to existing problems in private and public organisations. The problems are defined by business or product developers and solved by student teams. The design includes cross-disciplinary teams, trained process guides for each team and a strictly facilitated camp setup that creates flow. The facilitation includes the use of hundreds of creativity techniques, energizers, creativity training exercises, creativity methods and an overall creativity didactic.

Available for companies in Danish at Matchmaking Aalborg University and for Danish and International students who want to participate in Solution Camp

 

The Creative Platform

Together with Søren Hansen I designed The Creative Platform. It is designed to make it easier for cross-disciplinary groups and teams to become highly creative in short-term situations like meetings, workshops or similar. It uses a 6-step process and a 3D didactic to deliberate practice each principle necessary for participating in the process: No-experienced judgement, Task focus, Horizontal thinking and Parallel Thinking. Hereby everyone regardless of creative self-efficacy and creative skills can participate creatively in a creative process.

Avaiable in English at www.uka.aau.dk and in Danish at www.uva.aau.dk

 

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