Definition of Change

What is Change?

Change is the process by which a difference emerges. Things can change or transform into some form that is already existent (not novel), or something novel and does not exist. Given that everything is in flux to some degree and is always part of some ongoing dynamic process change is a constant. We most often do not notice this because the change is very slow or barely different. This form of change is called “change in degree”. Some forms of this incremental change can be novel, but it is of an incremental nature. But this is not the only form of change – when things change in qualitative ways, this is called change in kind.

Change in degree and change in kind

When the process of change leads to novel outcomes – then it is a creative process. Such processes are at the heart of creativity as a practice.

See: Change in Degree, Change in Kind, Difference.

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