Glenn Griffin and Deb Morrison, professors at SMU and the University of Oregon, asked me to participate in a joint research project on the creative process. They sent me a Sharpie and a poster-sized piece of paper and asked me to illustrate my creative process.
Not too long ago, I presented a version of this to a guy I am working with in Seattle, a scientist who runs a biotech company, to help him understand how I work. "That's our process too," he told me. Interesting.