Welcome to the Ideas Centre – a place to be inspired and informed.
Here you will find useful information and hints and tips to help unleash your creativity, help others generate ideas, and inspire you at work. Some of the information is fun, some of it is essential, and all of it we hope you find interesting. Be sure to keep visiting as we’ll be adding more sections, and updating the existing sections.
In the Ideas Centre you will find:
FEED YOUR IDEAS
With nutritionist advice, recipes from top chefs and advice from leading 'creative thinkers', this section takes a light-hearted look at how what you eat can really affect how your brain works.
PROGRESS YOUR IDEAS
List of links to useful organisations in the East of England and beyond, and fact sheets about serious issues to do with progressing original ideas, such as patents, copyright and funding.
SPACE FOR IDEAS
How your surroundings affect your creativity and capacity to generate ideas. You'll find information on colour psychology, interior design and feng shui, and tips for improving creativity at work.
THE IDEAS SURVEY
Are you a Lone Ranger or a Tribal Thinker?
EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN
Here you'll find some brain teasers and puzzles to help stretch those brain muscles.
THE CREATIVE AGE
The trend in business is shifting from knowledge-based firms to creative firms. Find resources here which may help you join the creative revolution.
FIND YOUR IDEAS
The concept of brainstorming was created in 1941, by Alex Osborn. He felt that as long as a quantity of ideas were there, quality could always be found within. In other words the more ideas the better!
MAKING TIME FOR IDEAS
If you are looking for ways to acquire the skills needed to effectively manage time, then you have come to the right place.