The Innovation Scoreboard
Now that we have explored our set of 30 innovations across 10 time periods, it’s time for some analysis! Back in the introduction, I stated that I was attempting to take a criterion-based approach to the assessment of creativity. There was no predetermined constraint on how many inventions could score a maximum on the CSDS scale. I attempted to assess the creativity of each invention on its own merits, trying to imagine myself present at the time the innovation was introduced, rather than using the benefit of our extensive hindsight.