> 01 / 08 : Observe uniquely
Built for STEM
Created by artists
Learn to see differently
Using his proprietary approach to teaching creative visual thinking, expert visual thinking facilitator M. Seth Jones will help you reshape your ideas, insights and creative problem-solving potential.Learn more →
> 02 / 08 : For design thinking
Transform your ideas from topical to timeless
Visionary design thinking methodologies for organisations.Learn more about Innovate →
> 03 / 08 : For better communication
Evaluate, solve and explain complex problems
A transformative communication framework for teams.Learn more about Thrive →
> 04 / 08 : For visual perception
Learn to shift between looking and seeing
Photographic visual awareness practises for individuals.Learn more about Perceive →
> 05 / 08 : About me
I help people develop better ways to work, better techniques for thinking and better methods for making
Hi, I'm M. Seth Jones, a perpetually curious observer and specialist visual thinking facilitator.Discover more about me →
Developed over a decade of teaching, the Engine of Creativity is my framework for helping creative professionals elevate their craft.
Since 2009, I've focused on transforming the way professional, enthusiast and aspiring visual storytellers think, learn and make meaning.
Now more than ever, forward-thinking organisations need to overcome challenging new obstacles in order to create better, safer, smarter futures for us all. These three divergent, exploratory workshops, designed around my unique approach to teaching creative visual thinking, are now available to STEM organisations worldwide. By synthesising the principles, workflows and benefits of deep artistic practise for STEM organisations, I hope to help companies implement effective creative solutions to their biggest challenges.Discover more about me →
> 06 / 08 : Featured research
Why promote collaboration between STEM and Art?
While the demand for a strong STEM workforce continues to grow, there are challenges that threaten our ability to recruit, train, and retain such a workforce in a way that is effective and sustainable and fosters innovation. One way in which we are meeting this challenge is through the use of the arts in the training of scientists. Read more at ASMscience
There is growing interest amongst forward looking public officials, educators, and professionals in enhancing the education platform to better prepare students for both analytical and creative thinking. Read more →
In this editorial, we explore how the arts can help students generate “Big Ideas” about science, construct questions, and share their understanding of the topic with authentic audiences. Read more →
In what follows we describe the possibilities and pitfalls of an approach that infuses both the creative process and design thinking into a new iteration of STEM education that adds arts (with a capital "A") to the acronym to make STEAM. Read more →
> 07 / 08 : How visual thinking can help
Learn to visualise and communicate the ideational
Virtually every STEM discipline calls upon visual or spatial thinking. Incorporating creativity into STEM workflows enables organisations and individuals to develop - and better utilise - a more complex visual and notional literacy.
Refining our ability to visualise the immaterial through exploratory artistic processes is a compelling catalyst for innovation. Incorporating the A for art into STEM empowers organisations by promoting collaboration across the disciplines. This partnership is vital, because every engineer who formulates a new innovation exhibits far more than simply tech, engineering and math excellence. They also need to practise design-thinking, creativity, communication and artistic skills to bring these innovations to fruition.
The benefits of visual thinking
Established STEM models tell you "this is how things are".
Traditional STEM workflows analyse, abstract, count, mark time, plan procedures step-by-step, verbalise and make statements based on logic. Conventional STEM education gives learners facts, answers, knowledge, certainty and truth.