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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 “Democratization, Industrialization and Augmentation” talk with Andreas Markdalen

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19, Andreas Markdalen speaks about the future of craft and excellence in digital product design […]

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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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Design Innovation Readings

Watch “How to detect baloney the Carl Sagan way” by Michael Shermer

This is a set of tools for critical thinking that has continued to develop since Sagan’s death, 22 years ago. Here, skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer explains key lessons from Sagan, and from his own college freshman course ‘Skepticism 101’, where teaches students ten basic questions that will help them debunk untruths, and call out baloney when they see it […]

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Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: Six Thinking Hats Workshop

In this presentation, you will learn how to use The Six Thinking Hats framework to help facilitate Feedback / Brainstorming Sessions

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Design Innovation Inspiration Readings Software

Watch Jared Spool’s “Using the Kano Model to Build Delightful UX” talk

In this talk, Jared covers how to prune features to avoid experience rot, use pleasure, flow, and meaning to create delightful UX, and help
Innovate with baby steps to the aspirational experience[…]

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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 […]