Talk:Ideation (idea generation)

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i am not an expert but this is a term used also in suicide prevention

the article is in first person....?

Ideational disturbance[edit]

Can somebody please define ideational disturbance for me?

Which professions actually use this phrase, or has it fallen into disuse lately?

When, exactly, was this term first used?

Is it a neologism, presumably coined in the 1980s or 1990s?

Though new in use since the 80s/90s, it's orign is actually surprisingly old: It dates back to 1610. Here's a discussion about it on a German dictionary website, partly in English: discussion aboute "ideate" on

Concerning the profession and use: As far as I know it's primarily used amongst innovation managers and creativity professionals in the sense of: generating ideas/ coming up with ideas. --Matchtime (talk) 14:03, 14 September 2012 (UTC)


Is this topic even notable enough for it's own article? --Ronz 16:43, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

No. Wikipedia is not a dictionary. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:27, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
No, agreed. This is no more than marketing pixie-dust lloking for validation with this entry… pseudo branding of what is essentially "problem-solving" has no place in wikipedia. This neologism belongs in at best. --Davidb soca (talk) 23:45, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Moved from article[edit]

"There exist category of specialised consulting companies working inside a field of creativity or concept development. These companies use various ideation techniques."

It's unsourced, promotional in nature, and doesn't fit with the current content. --Ronz 16:05, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Actually, the creative consultants are a vital part of the current ideation process, because they are often hired to fill ideation needs. This is due to the fact that a limited amount of literature exists on ideation practices which makes companies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:06, 9 March 2010 (UTC)


IDEATION - an absolutely awful American English description for a creative thought process. WHY? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:44, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Says who? I think it is pretty smart! Besides opinions on words do not negate their acceptance into modern English. I disliked the word Cynergy, but it is now part of modern English. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:11, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Ideational change[edit]

On page 13 of the EEA technicl report Global governance-the rise of non-state actors, there is a section on Ideational change. (talk) 13:10, 16 October 2011 (UTC) When you say "Cynergy" are you talking about the energy of Cygnet's? Or do you mean "synergy"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:06, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Shouldn't a long list of "methods of innovation" be in innovation instead of here?[edit]

What do you think? -- (talk) 23:26, 19 July 2012 (UTC)