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How to Be Creative Every Day

You are creative every day.To me, “happiness” is being creative every day.But how do we stay inspired every day, avoid boredom, and push our creative …

Creativity

5 Things The World's Most Exceptional Thinkers Have in Common | Inc.com

Originals drive creativity, innovation and ultimately change the world. History's best minds have a lot of things in common. Every great achievement you have heard about or probably used came from exceptional thinking. From Einstein to Jobs, and Musk, here are five things the world's greatest minds …

Creativity

1 Trick Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci Used to Unlock Their Best Ideas | Inc.com

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes several appearances in Walter Isaacson's new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The two creative geniuses have a lot in common, chief among them is their ability to marry art and science to create world-changing innovations.<p>Steve Jobs once said that the secret to …

Creativity

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity | Inc.com

Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also fueled by an insatiable appetite to discover, explore and indulge his curiousity, …

Creativity

11 Nifty Measuring Hacks for Architects

Believe it or not, architects are just like everyone else! They love a shortcut in their tool belt to accomplish a task. Whether it's in the office …

Hacking

Science Finds This Type of Music Can Boost Creativity | Inc.com

The conventional wisdom forever has been to fill your ears with some calm classical music to focus and get a creativity boost. But the latest science suggests that the happier the tune, the better the buzz of ingenuity.<p>A study published earlier this month found that listening to happy music seems …

Creativity

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

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These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

If you read <i>What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity?</i> and want more information, look no further.<p>Six of the best …

Creativity

Branding Matters In Local Government, And Atlanta Is Leading The Way

Not all cities have a budget for design, but Atlanta’s department of urban planning is showing why they should.<p>You’ve definitely seen Public Notice signs slapped up around your city or town, but you’d be forgiven if you’ve never really <i>looked</i> at them. Often found taped to signposts or pasted on the …

City Politics

Why Your Most Creative Ideas Get Shot Down, and How to Fix It | Heleo

“We’ve explained why everyone feels the paranoia or the dread when someone says, ‘Think outside the box.’ You know they really mean, ‘Get in your …

Creativity

Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative

I spent ten years “writing” a TV show about Silicon Valley. I spent hundreds of hours talking about it, collecting ideas in a giant Evernote file, …

The Best of Sketching in 2016

From traditional to digital and everything in between<p>We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper …

Product Design

The walls of this Russian technology exhibit are imprinted with a circuit board design

Part of an exhibit showcasing the country’s technology achievements<p>Moscow is home to the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, an enormous recreation and museum complex. One of its buildings is decked out with a spectacular exterior that’s designed to look like the conductive tracks on a …

Architecture

These 5-minute exercises will help you break out of a creative rut

Still, there ways to quickly boost creativity so that you can produce good work while staying on track to meet deadlines. The following seven exercises are scientifically proven to make you creative, and can be done in five minutes or less.<p>1. Do a doodle storm<p>While "doodling" might sound a lot like …

Creativity

Who needs brainstorming? Brainwriting gets way more ideas, this prof says

There’s a better way than a brainstorm to get creative thinking out of your team, says Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She teaches teamwork and negotiation to aspiring company leaders and explains techniques that she says are scientifically …

Creativity

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Visitors to Steve Jobs's house in Palo Alto or to Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California, were all too familiar with one habit that helped Jobs to clear his mind and develop novel ideas.<p>Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson didn't know it when he first met the legendary Apple co-founder, …

Creativity

Creativity Culture Starts With You, Not Your Boss. Here Is How. | Inc.com

Research done on creativity in the workplace (including my own) showed multiple factors that affect employee creativity. Some are at the organizational level, some at the team level, and some at the individual level. One of the most prominent organizational factors, if not the most prominent one, …

Creativity

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor | Inc.com

Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's Dilemma</i>.<p>In a keynote presentation at last month's Qualtrics Insight Summit, Christensen …

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Your Brain Has A “Shuffle” Button–Here’s How To Use It

Having breakthrough ideas means priming your brain with lots of raw material for it to rummage through at random.<p>In the early 1890s, everybody wanted the newest technological marvel. Democratic and affordable, the bicycle could cut people’s commute to work in half and enable them to enjoy the …

Creativity

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

POV Sketches Put Viewers in the Drawing Seat

Thomas Cian hits the road with sketchbook in hand.<p>A unique worldview and clear vision can uplift an artist’s work, but sometimes it’s hard to separate a stunning final product from its development. In a series of sketchbook drawings, Italian artist Thomas Cian offers a peek behind the curtain and …

Drawing

Design Zen: How Drawing Can Boost Your Creativity & Happiness

On the heels of the Presidential election and with major holidays approaching, many of us are stressed out. To make things worse, access to the 24/7 …

Creativity

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Great ideas are NOT accidental.<p>We tend to think that invention is accidental. However, there were psychological and neurological reasons why Archimedes had his "Eureka!" moment in the bathtub, and why Newton discovered the law of gravity while sitting under a tree. You can create an environment in …

Creativity

On Creativity: Seek Failure and Make Mistakes if You Want to Improve

Creativity. It’s something I’ve been toying with in my own mind for the last couple of years. The question of ‘how can I develop and grow my …

Self-improvement

This New Drawing App Shows How Digital Software Will Save Sketching, Not Destroy It

Mental Canvas is not the first software that attempts to save the act of sketching--we have seen 3D "sketching" tools such as SketchUp, as well as …

Frank Gehry

55 Logo Templates

55 modern and minimalist logo templates for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.Handcrafted with love and attention, this exceptional set of modern logo …

Graphic Design

This Exercise Will Help You Generate More Ideas (and Reveal What You're Getting Wrong About Creativity)

Creativity is really just a fancy form of remixing.<p>If you're like most people, you think that creativity is a mysterious, even magical, process by which new concepts and ideas are summoned out of the ether--ready to change the world. Partly, this is because of the somewhat random nature of …

Creativity

5 Surprising Things That Block Your Creativity--and How to Overcome Them

See these? Red flags.<p>If you are ever faced with the feeling that all your creative juices have dried up, there is one question and one question only you need to ask yourself: Who are you studying?<p>I am such a believer of input and its role in staying creative over long periods of time.<p>Do you know …

Creativity