Creativity: it’s all about having the right questions.
FourSight is a valid, research-based assessment tool developed over the last 20 years by Gerard Puccio, Ph.D., director of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Dr. Puccio is dedicated to teaching the "science" of creativity and innovation to graduate students and business professionals to help them gain awareness, skills and mastery of the creative process.
FourSight is the assessment tool he developed in hopes of telegraphing the Center's fundmental discoveries and principles around creativity and innovation to a broader audience. Using simple terms and immediately applicable tools, FourSight brilliantly packages up and delivers the best "thinking about thinking" that has been done over the last 50 years. For further information, please refer to the FourSight Technical Manual and User's Guide.
We’re proud of the research behind the FourSight instrument, and we’re happy to share it. We have been doing and collecting research around FourSight and thinking preferences for nearly 20 years.
The key findings are all shared in our FourSight Technical Manual, available here. Download for free.
The FourSight Thinking Profile has been used with more than 100,000 people all over the world including people in Australia, Hong Kong, Spain, Belgium, Scotland, Italy, Greece, Poland, France, England, China, Singapore, Maylasia, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and the United States.
More than 5,000 people have participated as research subjects in the development and refinement of FourSight over the last 20 years.
When you order the online version of the assessment, we automatically create a user account for you. With your user name and password, you can log into the FourSight website at www.foursightonline.com. The online profiles you purchase show up in your "inventory." When you're ready to invite your group to take the online assessment, simply click "create invitation" and fill in the required fields. At the end of this quick 7-step process, the system will generate an email with a unique link and an email for you to send participants. After your participants have had a chance to take the assessment, you can log back into your account and check to see who has submitted their results.
Click the number under the "results" icon to see the list of participant names. Unlock the profiles you want to accept and select all to view and download or email results. FourSight will automatically produce a PDF file with a single page chart for each of your participants. Print the file, and distribute the results at your session, along with the free interpretive guide that comes with every online profile. If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact us at info@FourSightOnline.com.
The feedback booklet and the presentation materials are designed in such a way that an experienced facilitator can use this tool with groups without any formal certification at this point.
However, every spring we offer a certification course for advanced FourSight users who want to get more experience in the many applications of this tool.
Included in the "FourSight Presenter's Guide" is a CD with a scripted Power Point presentation.
The guide also includes suggested agendas and activities for debriefing FourSight with a team.