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  • ITMO Fellow Balamuralithara Balakrishnan on Creativity and Developing Products Using Design Thinking

    According to a recent study by LinkedIn, creative thinking is still among the most sought-after skills in business. However, it is no longer enough to “simply” come up with creative ideas – now they have to be developed with ethical norms in mind, as well as benefit the society, economy, and environment. Can we measure creativity? What is design thinking and how can we use it to make truly necessary products? In this article, we turn to an ITMO Fellow, the Malaysian researcher Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, for answers.


  • Creative Technologies: A New Core Course at ITMO University

    In September 2018 ITMO University launched a new core set of disciplines titled ‘Creative Technologies” for first-year Master’s degree students. Based on the experience of leading global universities, the course aims to foster the students’ creative thinking and abilities and consists of online classes involving top creative figures from Russia and abroad. The program was developed by ITMO University’s lighting design experts Natalya Bystryantseva, Ilia Smilga, and Elena Lekus. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, the course’s authors shared some insights into the new university-wide initiative.