No matter what kind of lighting design of festive lantern, we usually use two ways of thinking to pursue creativity, namely commonality and innovation.
The so-called common ways of thinking about festive lanterns is to follow the general way of information transfer accumulated by people in the long-term process of the understanding and transformation of nature. In terms of lighting design, for the question that what kind of visual modality expresses what kind of connotation, most people have a common understanding, which reflects the general law of human beings for information processing. For example, the image of traditional fish's auspicious pattern represents "there is surplus and peace throughout the years" and so on. Only when the lighting design of the holiday lantern light festival follows this principle, can it communicate with the audience and realize the smooth transfer of information.
The creative design of the lighting of holiday lantern light festival can only be recognized by the audience when the designer carefully observes life and discovers the inner connection between things and grasps the commonality of visual language.
The innovation of thinking requires that the creator of lighting must give his works unique ideas and novel forms with creative thinking. First of all, the innovation of creative thinking is displayed by "uniqueness", and this kind of uniqueness is featuring “new”. Uniqueness can reflect a distinct personality, and the charm of a personality is a powerful weapon to conquer the audience. Secondly, the innovation of creative thinking can be expressed by "change". That is to change the original form and means of expression of the lighting, such as changing the display method of lighting of festive lanterns and improving the production technology, so that it can be regenerated in the change and reflect new ornamental value.
In summary, for creators, besides the common way of thinking should be grasped, the lighting must also be innovative, that is, commonality and innovation should be simultaneously developed, and neither is dispensable.