On the importance of connecting innovation with creativity…
“All innovation begins with creative ideas. Successful implementation of new programs, new product introductions, or new services depends on a person or a team having a good idea-and developing that idea beyond its initial state.”
~Amabile, Conti, Coon, Lazenby, & Herron, 1996, p. 1154.
In 1999, researchers Sternberg and O’Hara provided the pioneering framework of five possible relationships between creativity and intelligence:
Creativity is a type of intelligence
Intelligence is a type of creativity
Creativity and intelligence are overlapping constructs (they have some traits in common)
Creativity and intelligence are part of the same construct (they’re basically the same thing)
Creativity and intelligence are distinct constructs (there is no relationship between them)
Here is a blog post (non-peer-reviewed) on creativity with some engaging design features and easy readability: What is creativity? The ultimate guide to understanding today’s most important ability by Kelly Morr at this link: https://99designs.com/blog/creative-thinking/what-is-creativity/
Amabile, T. M., Conti, R., Coon, H., Lazenby, J., & Herron, M. (1996). Assessing the work environment for creativity. Academy of
management journal, 39(5), p. 1154-1184. http://people.wku.edu/richard.miller/amabile.pdf
Morr, K. (2018). What is creativity? The ultimate guide to understanding today’s most important ability. 99 Designs. https://99designs.com/blog/creative-thinking/what-is-creativity/
Sternberg, R. J., & O’Hara, L. A. (1999). Creativity and intelligence.