Friday, August 19, 2011

Spotlight on ICSC Graduate: Kai Wang

Kai Wang is a researcher in creativity and innovation management. He is a 2010 alumnus of the Master's program in Creative Studies. While he has heavy background in biotechnology, his major passion has been creativity since college. Following this passion, he found the program in ICSC by online search. Now he has facilitated many CPS sessions, in Chinese and English, for people from various disciplines. His Master's project was focused on the classification of idea generation techniques. Now he is in the PhD program in technology management in Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. One of his major research interests is about creative processes and techniques. The current research project is about developing ways to organize online crowds to generate creative ideas. Specifically, he is using Amazon Mechanical Turk, an online crowdsourcing marketplace, to solicit creative ideas from the crowd and to study ways to collect, improve, evaluate and select ideas. A second academic interest is about innovation management. He is involved in research about innovation diffusion and implementation, for example, what factors affect the implementation of new technology in an organization.

He is from mainland China and currently resides in New Jersey. Read more on his Linkedin Profile


  1. Good to hear about all the ways you are building on and extending knowledge of creativity. Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks, Alicia! I appreciate your help before and admire your work!

  3. The idea of making onlice recourse to generate ideas is very interesting and has great potential in the future, hope to learn more about that.

  4. Technology will sure transform the way people learn, create and collaborate. These three are pillars for good idea generation processing online. Worth the while and good direction! Jia you ba, tong zhi!

  5. Full steam ahead - and good luck for the PhD!

    One question I do have: Since I'm keen on new information about creativity techniques I found your MS-project really interesting; sounds exciting. Where would I find out more about it?

    Thank you very much for a short answer
    best rg

    1. Sorry for the late response. If you are interested in my work, please send me an email and I can get back to you. My address is wangkaicv at gmail.