the word "ideator"

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  1. Col127 macrumors 6502

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    is the word "ideator" a term created by designers? i understand it's not an actual word, but it seems like designers understand the meaning behind it whereas other people don't. the reason why i ask, is because i consider myself to be an ideator, and i can't think of a better term to describe myself than that. but if people do not know what it means, then i'm in trouble. :p
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Try creator, inventor, designer....

    "Ideator" sounds like something Dubya would say.
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Yeah, or ahnold. Sounds too militaristic anyway. Like a Vonnegut book where only one person in the world is allowed to have new thoughts. Mmm, Vonnegut...
     
  4. Davito macrumors member

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    I have no idea what an idiator is :confused: . My first guess would be that it is someone who turns someone else into an idiot :eek: . But that's probably awfully wrong... So what _is_ an idiator than?
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I'm guessing you mean that you come up with ideas even if you don't then create the finished product?

    I'd avoid it if I was you though unless it's highly used in the field you are going into. All you need is an HR person going 'huh' and your file's in the 'Out' pile
     
  6. Col127 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, the word ideate means the ability to generate ideas. so if ideator was a word, it would mean a person who generates ideas. is there a better term for that? :p i'm not really fond of creator/inventor/designer because they don't really communicate the same thing as specifically.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds closer to realtor - so ideator would sound like someone who sells used ideas....

    Not a good association.

    Imagineer is much better, but that's taken.

    D
     
  8. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Sounds too much like idiot to me...

    Then again I'm just one of the trolls in the basement.
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    Sounds a bit like Disney's word "imagineer", used to describe the engineers who imagine what to build in their theme parks.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    If you can't describe what you do in proper English, maybe it's not a proper job. Tell us what you actually do, and I'm sure we can come up with a description which makes sense. "Ideas man"?
     
  11. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    2 of them have been my teachers :D
     
  12. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    HA, that's the first thing I thought when I read this. You just beat me to it.
     
  13. Lau Guest

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    What about "ideas generator"? It's simple, and would be easily understood by everyone.
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    In all fairness, later on I saw that Mr. Anderson beat us both. :)
     
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  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    Good call. Ideator is a pseudo-contraction of that phrase anyway.
     

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