Marc Mate Posted 6 months ago Every new invention comes from strong observations I think imagination is critical in invention. One first forms a picture in his mind about what he hopes to make before he even makes it. Someone should be able to create a mental simulation or model of his invention/innovation. At a certain level, the practicability of an innovation can be tested through a series of thoughts if one has a good imagination. A good imagination is therefore a good quality for an inventor or innovator.