Some top tech companies have been hiring artists-in-residence to assist engineers in designing and out of the box ideas and creative contributions. Tech research from IBM and other similar companies found that CEOs think creativity will be the most valuable skill for future innovations.
“The ability to imagine is the key challenge,” says John Seely Brown, who for twenty years ran Xerox PARC, the company at which Apple founder Steve Jobs first saw the computer mouse and graphical user interface. Xerox PARC also offers an artist-in-residence program. “We have infinitely powerful tools to build whatever we imagine. As a result, we’re limited by our imagination. Working with artists really opens our imagination,” said Brown.
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