Creative thinkers and great designers often share a scientific view of life. Scientific thinking has propelled technological inventions. Technology repeatedly has been of great help for mankind; software technology is key, as Bjarne Stroupstrup has said: our civilization runs on software.
For illuminating accounts of creative and scientific thinking see, for example:
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith
The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist by Frederick P. Brooks