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Why designers create products that are never meant to be real

Humans are great at telling stories. We use them to teach our children, to learn about ourselves, and to plan paths to the future. Speculative fiction, imagining worlds that are not our own, is a great tool for considering the societal consequences of things that haven’t happened yet, sometimes on a grand scale. Designers also think about possibilities and potentials: What can be created to solve this particular challenge, or to meet this particular need? Often, the process of answering these qu...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication

Fun Writing Exercises: End Procrastination, Write Easily And Well

Writing exercises help your writing, especially if your writing’s going badly. Let’s say you wake up one morning, and hate your writing. It happens, and it can happen from one day to the next. Suddenly, the thought of writing anything is anathema. You take a break of a few days or a week, but it […] The post Fun Writing Exercises: End Procrastination, Write Easily And Well appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angela Booth]
Tags: Writing Process, Creativity, Freelance, Angela Booth, Writing Career

Finding Inner Success

You're reading Finding Inner Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Your outer world is a mirror of your inner world” - T Harv Ecker By finding your inner strength you can quickly start having an impact on your outer world. We live in a universe of duality, to your up there is a down, to your right, a left and just as we have outer laws of success, we therefore have inn...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Success, Confidence, Creativity, Philosophy, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Napoleon Hill, Productivity Tips, Good Habits, Self Education, Daniel Wood

5 short podcasts to boost your creativity and success

Podcasts can educate us on a variety of topics, but they don't have to last an hour or more to have an impact on the way you perceive the world. Here are five podcasts that will boost your creativity and well-being in 10 minutes or less.The Slowdown with Tracy K. SmithSmith, a U.S. Poet Laureate, narrates this podcast, which features poetry readings. The episodes are mostly just five minutes each. With more than 60 to choose from, there are a variety of poems to explore, from "Dancing in Buses" ...
Tags: Productivity, Podcasts, Learning, Success, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Curiosity, Charles Barkley, WBUR, American Public Media, Tracy K SmithSmith, Library of Congress the Poetry Foundation, Brain Training PodcastA, Sean Castrina

Do Ping-Pong and Paint Make Workplaces More Creative?

When I talk to people about workplaces that maximize creativity, they often imagine ping-pong tables and brightly painted walls. I enjoy an entertaining game of ping-pong as much as anyone. I even have a ping-pong table at my home. I have nothing against brightly painted walls either. But have you ever wondered why we default to these as solutions for creative workplaces? I think Gordon MacKenzie sheds some light on this. In the 1980s, Gordon MacKenzie was a ruckus-maker in the corpo...
Tags: Google, Leadership, Teamwork, Blogging, Creativity, Culture, Managing People, Gallup, MacKenzie, Patrick Lencioni, Gordon MacKenzie, Creative Culture, Creative Leadership, Managing Creativity

Two Types of Creative’s That Bring Success to a Team

There are two types of creatives I love to have on teams I lead. Sometimes I think we recognize the first one, but fail to appreciate the second type. Creative at shaping the vision. These people help us see where we need to go in the future. They are thought leaders and trend setters. They test the boundaries of what’s been done in the past. They love a challenge of figuring out the untested, untried and previously unthinkable. Reality has to be proven and doesn’t come assumed for these ...
Tags: Leadership, Church, Religion, Change, Creativity, Innovation

Case: The branding and launch of BAUX Acoustic Pulp.

The 2019 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair opened in...
Tags: Images, Photography, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Cases, Creativity, Print, Branding, Just another day, Link of the day, Baux Acoustic Pulp

Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections

When used for purposes of knowledge acquisition, information sharing, and community involvement, no one would debate the idea that social media can have an enduring positive impact our lives. However, with every scroll, click, like, and share, the digital debris that we collect and store on our internal ‘hard drive’ has a way of leaving its indelible mark on our psyche. And therein lies the bane of our socially mediated existence: Our desire to connect with the energies that make us feel who...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity

Teens are using Google Docs as a sneaky messaging app right under their parents’ (and teachers’) noses

Google’s cloud-based tools provide a lot of bang for the buck. Apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides are a collaborative dreamscape, the types of applications that allow kids to split into groups and iterate a project until completion. They also make a good instant messaging platform, according to some teens. “We don’t really pass physical notes anymore,” one unnamed student told The Atlantic’s Taylor Lorenz. For parents, physical notes were a staple of communication during their formative years. A...
Tags: Google, Startups, Creativity, The Atlantic 's Taylor Lorenz

Creative Media Outshines The Technology

The excess of adtech and martech such as demand-side platforms (DSPs) and data management platforms (DMPs) gives marketers all the control and insights required to run efficient and effective media campaigns. The prospect of marketers owning their data and putting hands on keyboards for digital campaigns calls into question the real need for media agencies. […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Creativity, Media Buying, Media Agencies, Advertising Agencies

Is there room for creative imagination in science?

Not just once, but repeatedly, I have heard something like “I just didn’t see in science any room for my own imagination or creativity,” from young students clearly able to succeed at any subject they set their minds to. It is a tragedy that so many people do not perceive science as a creative. Yet it doesn’t take an Einstein to observe that without that essential creative first step of re-imagining what might be going on behind a natural phenomenon, there can be no science at all.Einstein had s...
Tags: Art, Books, Astronomy, Music, Featured, Biology, Painting, Creativity, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, Mathematics, Einstein, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas

Do You Need to Redefine Your Writing Productivity?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Cynthia Morris. Writing is an odd art form. Putting our thoughts into words on the page can take a long time. And if we’re working on a long-term project like a book or course curricula, we may become impatient. It’s hard to know when — or if — we’re making progress. We may not feel productive every single day. Writing also can be a non-linear process. We may circle around our ideas, following a thread here, a ramble there. We often have to write a lot of ...
Tags: Productivity, Writing, Creativity, Lifehacks, Cynthia Morris Writing

Steal from your heroes: John Cleese on Big Think Edge

John Cleese teaches a video lesson for Big Think Edge called "Make Your Mark with Humor".The Monty Python alumni and comedy legend has some unexpected advice to get your creativity out of your mind and onto the page. Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships. None Who better to show you the ropes of comedy than Monty Python alumni John Cleese? Humor is valuable in its own right. It's also a perfect tool for connecting with others and c...
Tags: Art, Comedy, Writing, John Cleese, Hack, Creativity, Innovation, Literature, Monty Python, Personal Growth, John CleeseRetire

Here’s why it is now “Damn” and not “F*cking.”

  Those of you who are having a particularly slow day will be delighted to learn that I have changed the title of my funny Father of the Bride book from And I Have to Pay for the F*cking Flowers? to And I Have to Pay for the Damn Flowers? I made the change so that Amazon will allow me to advertise the book. (Long, dullish story.) If you have already purchased the book thank you. However, if you have not yet bought a copy, you might want to buy the new version. It still makes for an unexpected, ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Ideas, Humor, Weddings, Jeff Bezos, Good Ideas, Jay H Heyman, Father of the Bride

Rainn Wilson on Creativity, Faith and Making Work that Matters

Rainn Wilson is best known for his legendary role as Dwight in TV’s award-winning show “The Office,” but he’s also a movie actor, a best selling author, the founder of media company Soul Pancake, founder a non profit called Lide Haiti, an amazing human….and a self-professed sci-fi and fantasy nerd! In this episode Rainn takes us on journey through his early life and into his ideas on art and creativity, hard work, parenting and spirituality. We spend some quality time around the lessons he learn...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Parenting, Inspiration, Positivity, Creativity, Spirituality, The Office, Actor, Haiti, Non-profit, Dwight, Rainn Wilson, RAINN, SoulPancake, chasejarvisLIVE

Design Innovation – The Fender Stratocaster

Real world product and service design brings together form and function in ways that emphasise product/service features so that they convert to real and perceived customer benefits. There is often a great deal of redundancy in the design process. For example, one of the key weaknesses of early electric guitars was the fact that the ...
Tags: Creativity, Innovation, Product Innovation, Fender Stratocaster

Buckminster Fuller Rails Against the “Nonsense of Earning a Living”: Why Work Useless Jobs When Technology & Automation Can Let Us Live More Meaningful Lives

We are a haunted species: haunted by the specter of climate change, of economic collapse, and of automation making our lives redundant. When Marx used the specter metaphor in his manifesto, he was ironically invoking Gothic tropes. But Communism was not a boogeyman. It was a coming reality, for a time at least. Likewise, we face very real and substantial coming realities. But in far too many instances, they are also manufactured, under ideologies that insist there is no alternative. But let’s a...
Tags: Google, Art, Politics, Technology, Education, College, Economics, Creativity, Sxsw, Marx, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Bill Black, Kottke, Fuller, Buckminster Fuller

"If you’re not making mistakes, it means you’ve given up," says Nick Offerman at Big Think Edge

Nick Offerman teaches a video lesson for Big Think Edge called "Pursue Betterment, Not Perfection".Hear the actor, writer and woodworker's best advice for work, success and happiness in under 5 minutes.Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships. None How does actor, writer and woodworker Nick Offerman land roles, build boats, and write books, all while having one of the most enviable marriages in Hollywood? His method isn't easy, but it...
Tags: Work, Hollywood, Learning, Life, Failure, Happiness, Creativity, Innovation, Nick Offerman, Personal Growth, Goal-setting, Ron Swanson, Offerman, Nick OffermanDon

The Flip Side of Happiness

Too much of a good thing can backfire. And that, research reveals, includes happiness. It’s intriguing to find significant research explaining the downside of emotions. Not least because I’ve always been intrigued with the upside of bad emotions and the downside of good emotions. Anger, for example, has an upside. And, in a never forgotten experience with a client, paranoia—at least for a lawyer—can have an upside too. American culture is all about the pursuit of happiness. We’ve institutionali...
Tags: Decision Making, Learning, Careers, Change, Creativity, Career Development, Gruber, Relationship skills, Entrepreneurialism, Viktor Frankl, June Gruber

Unboxing Creativity at SXSW Interactive

AUSTIN—It’s a gray Monday morning in Bat City. My commute to downtown is easy and free parking is available on the east side of I-35. I walk to Rainey Street, where Bose, the country of Australia, and other big brands are temporarily encamped between the permanent food trucks. I am here to visit the Comcast NBCUniversal House […] The post Unboxing Creativity at SXSW Interactive appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Australia, Advertising, Austin, Creativity, Conferences, Sxsw, Bat City, SXSW Interactive, Rainey Street, Experiential, Comcast NBCUniversal House

Should you listen to music while doing intellectual work? It depends on the music, the task, and your personality

Given how many of us listen to music while studying or doing other cerebral work, you'd think psychology would have a set of clear answers as to whether the practice is likely to help or hinder performance. In fact, the research literature is rather a mess (not that that has deterred some enterprising individuals from making bold claims).There's the largely discredited "Mozart Effect" – the idea that listening to classical music can boost subsequent IQ, except that when first documented in the 9...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Music, Brain, Creativity, Innovation, BPS Research Digest, Gonzalez, Manuel Gonzalez, Mozart Effect, Cognitive Science, John Aiello

Science, like art, often begins with creativity and imagination

I don’t know why it took so long to dawn on me – after 20 years of a scientific career – that what we call the “scientific method” really only refers the second half of any scientific story. It describes how we test and refine the ideas and hypotheses we have about nature through the engagement of experiment or observation and theoretical ideas and models. But something must happen before this. All of this process rests upon the vital, essential, precious ability to conceive of those ideas in th...
Tags: Startups, Science, World, Creativity, Syndication

Why would an advertisement promising “Hazardous journey, small wages & bitter cold” attract 5000 applications?

First of all, keeping it real, we don’t really know if it did. Or if it even existed. The jury is still out. But Ernest Shackleton’s famous advertisement in London’s newspaper, The Times, has become urban legend. And does demonstrate an important marketing principle. “MEN WANTED for hazardous journey,small wages, bitter cold, long months of […]
Tags: Business, Commercials, London, Media, Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized, Inspiration, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Seo, Communication, Internet Marketing, Ad, Creativity, Advert

Creating cooperation & belonging: Are you living up to your promise?

As I travel the world helping businesses to create communities of cooperation and innovation I sometimes wonder why we have not been able to solve the world’s Big Hairy Audacious problems together. We potentially have the knowledge, the resources and the technology to do so, but hunger, overpopulation, poverty and pollution are still on the rise. ...
Tags: Leadership, Creativity, Innovation, Collaboration, Agile Business Innovation Design

New Study Finds More Positive Impacts of Magic Mushrooms

PhD candidates at Maastricht University have found evidence that a single dose of psilocybin (aka the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) can improve mood, empathy, outlook and creativity—for up to seven days after ingestion. Taking the drug in tea form, the 55 subjects were analyzed three times: “once the evening before ingesting psilocybin, once the morning after ingesting psilocybin, and finally seven days after ingesting …
Tags: Psychology, Science, Design, Drugs, Research, Empathy, Creativity, Culture, Linkaboutit, Maastricht University, Psilocybin, Magic Mushrooms, Scientific Studies

The Talented Female Photographers of Berlin

Today is the very first time in history that the International Women’s Day is celebrated in Berlin as an official public holiday. What better occasion could there be to introduce you to a hand-picked selection of our favorite female photographers in Berlin? As with many creative guides on iHeartBerlin, with this article, we want to create a supportive space to celebrate the many many talents, that Berlin has to offer. Especially in the field of photography and visual content creation, there is a...
Tags: Art, Photography, Fashion, London, Instagram, Berlin, Creativity, Female, Harper, Bazaar, Rae, Saskia, ALICIA, Katja, Alicia Kassebohm, Girlpower

Jordan Peterson's 10-step process for stronger writing

The best way to improve your thinking is to learn how to write, says Jordan Peterson.His 10-step process for writing an essay is time consuming, but the benefits are worth it. From the granular to the macro, every facet of writing a solid essay is covered in his template. None Becoming a better writer is a means for becoming a better thinker, says Canadian professor Jordan Peterson. Arranging your thoughts on a page in a coherent fashion organizes your thinking process so you can better underst...
Tags: Writing, Washington Post, Communication, Intelligence, Creativity, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Philip Roth, Malcolm Gladwell, Tim Ferriss, Derek, Goal-setting, Marie Kondo, Peterson, Gladwell

A Room of One’s Own: Why We Need Space and Quiet

Virginia Woolf believed that if a woman was to write fiction that she must have money and a room of her own. I would say the same for a mental health blogger or anyone in a creative field. Money can be hard to come by. But a creative soul should at least have a fort or office somewhere in her home or in the neighboring vicinity that is hers alone, where she can hang up a “Do Not Disturb” sign. A space to spread out notes and books and journals for days or months on end until the project is fini...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Family, General, Work Life Balance, Independence, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Bob Dylan, Autonomy, Silence, Learned Helplessness, Virginia Woolf, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration

Need a Breakthrough? Find the Right Balance of Creative and Strategic Thinking

For the marketing writer or business owner in 2019, deciding between strategic and creative is a luxury we can no... Continue Reading The post Need a Breakthrough? Find the Right Balance of Creative and Strategic Thinking appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Featured, Entrepreneurship, Selling, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copywriting, Copyblogger Weekly

How to Ease the Emotional Labor of Being a Creative Entrepreneur

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. Before I sat down to write this post, my home was spotless. I cleaned every dish, washed every article of clothing, swept every floor, and organized every piece of paper so that nothing was left undone before my writing time. Of course, I’d actually done this same ritual several times on different days before I sat down to write this piece. But the actual writing didn’t happen until today. Resistance (with a capital “R”, as Steven Pressf...
Tags: Work, Entrepreneurship, Time, Inspiration, Creativity, Lifehacks, Personal Development, Empowerment, Flourishing, Steven Pressfield, Arlie Hochschild, Hochschild, Lisa Robbin Young