What We Measure

A Brief Overview

Dr. Kim expanded upon and updates the 40-year-old Torrance Test for Creative Thinking to create a modern framework to measure and improve creativity and innovation for individuals and organizations. Our three step research-based framework for innovation includes: first, cultivate the Creative Climates; second, nurture the Creative Attitudes; and third, apply Thinking skills to creativity to foster innovation. Our ground breaking approach may be just what you are looking for to increase your creativity or your organization’s innovative competitiveness.

Here is a brief overview:

Your Creative Climate

…how your environment (home, school, office, or organization) affects your creativity. Your climate plays a vital role in helping you effectively express or diminish your creative output. Dr. Kim has designed a 4S framework to measure climateSunStormSoil, and Space.


Your Creative Attitudes

…how you react and interact with your environments or climates affects your creativity. Specific attitudes predict and foster innovation more reliably than anything else! These can be measured and improved. Our system uses Dr. Kim’s 4S framework to measure and develop creative attitudesSunStormSoil, and Space.


Creative Thinking & Innovation Skills

…how your knowledge, creative traits, and thinking process fosters creativity and innovation. These traits make up a thinking process called outbox thinking, a critical part of creativity. But there is something just as important as outbox thinking that separates creative thinking and creative innovation — know-how or expertise. The thinking skills involved in know-how and expertise are called inbox thinking. It is an often overlooked, but a foundational part of creative thinking. While inbox thinking doesn’t resemble creativity as it’s commonly envisioned, its lack is one of the most common reasons you fail to reach your creative potential. Dr. Kim discovered deep-inbox thinkingnewbox thinking, and combined them into the ION Thinking framework which can be measured and improved.


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