I spoke on a panel about curiosity at The Apple Store in San Francisco last month.
I decided to dissect my own creative process and the loose and abstract connections I make when I create my design or art work. I thought about how these two activities of creation are different and the ways they are the same.
Curiosity is human - I am a person who spends my days dealing with the world of computing. I love technology but a machine lacks curiosity and making strange unexpected connections is one of the most amazing characteristics of our humanity.
Curiosity is the force that drives creativity - it is the core of creativity and with it ideas, innovation, and new ways of being are possible.
Curiosity begets curiosity. One question leads to another which leads to another. And it is also contagious. Being a person who is curious about the world sparks it in others.