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Innovation Inspiration

Lateral thinking and Innovation

Learning to explore Lateral Thinking is, almost by definition, counterintuitive. Fortunately, de Bono developed some practical techniques for developing this overlooked capability […]

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Design

Watch “Radical Change Management” with Marijke Jorritsma

For this talk at IxDA’s Interaction ’19, Marijke Jorritsma tells the story about how a team of UX Designers convinced the Europa Clipper mission to adopt design processes into the design and development of spacecraft operations using “radical change management” […]

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Design

Watch “Designing for people on the move” talk with Simone Tertoolen

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19 conference, Simone Tertoolen discusses designing for people on the move while showing her journey developing the smart handbag using several innovative technologies to create a better interface between the user and the bag […]

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Design

Watch “Tell me, Honestly: Non-designers thoughts on working with design” talk with John Lynch

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19 conference, John Lynch argues that — while it’s in vogue to pontificate about the great results that multidisciplinary teams yield — ultimately the values, culture and incentivization models of these different disciplines are different and shares Non-designers thoughts on working with design […]

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Design Software

Watch “Creating and developing at a distance” with Luciana Terceiro

What are the ways to guarantee the best user experience when you are not meeting in person with other team members? In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’18, Luciana Terceiro shares her learnings on the problems and solutions on remote collaboration and shows how to keep to an effective, productive and asynchronous way of work […]

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Inspiration

Watch Neil Gaiman’s “Creative Writing Lessons”

Neil Gaiman while answering questions about Creative Writing tackles the question all writers hate; where do you get your ideas from? He jokes about this first but then explains why this is, and why this is such a difficult question for writers

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Inspiration

Watch Neil Gaiman’s “Make Up Your Own Rules”

In this Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts, author and Artist Neil Gaiman talks about how the world is change, and the creative industries are changing with it, and encourage us to “make up your own rules”

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Inspiration

Watch Stan Lee’s “Creative Until You Die”

In this interview for the Hollywood Reporter, Stan Lee — who helped create Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and other legendary Marvel comic franchises — talks about being active, about (not) retiring, and doing things you want to do […]

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Inspiration Readings

Watch Brené Brown’s “Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count” talk

Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.” Instead we must “reserve a seat” for the critics and our own self-doubt. “Tell them, I see you, I hear you, but I’m going to do this anyway.” […]

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Design Inspiration

Watch PBS’ “Off Book” on Typography

Typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type […]