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Digital creative industries claim a growing share of the Australian economy

"Our data talks about growth rates, and in the digital creative industries ... the growth rate between 2006 and 2011 was 4.8 per cent which was more …

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

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Escape Reality With These 4 Fantastic Sci-Fi Novels

Summer is quickly approaching, with its scorchingly hot afternoons and languid vacation days; a perfect time to escape the crazy pull of work, …

11 Brutal Truths About Creativity That No One Wants to Talk About

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers.<p>It’s one of those ineffable …

Virtual Reality Can Leave You With an Existential Hangover

After exploring a virtual world, some people can’t shake the sense that the actual world isn’t real, either.<p>When Tobias van Schneider slips on a virtual reality headset to play Google’s Tilt Brush, he becomes a god. His fingertips become a fiery paintbrush in the sky. A flick of the wrist rotates …

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12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

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Creativity Hacks: 6 Proven Ways to Be More Creative [INFOGRAPHIC]

Being creative means coming up with new ideas and perspectives all the time. All of us would love to get a creativity boost, whether it’s at work or …

You Can't Force Your Employees to Be Creative. Here's What to Do Instead

Creativity is a natural process that can be nurtured, harnessed, and cultivated.<p>Forcing creativity rarely works. Staring at a blank page will not only stress you out, but it's highly likely that you won't be able to come up with anything useful. Nothing special comes out of forcing creativity.<p>When …

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A Beautiful Young Wife review – dissection of the male heart

Dutch writer Tommy Wieringa’s often excruciatingly honest prose brilliantly conveys the break-up of a relationship<p>You know you’re in the presence of properly great fiction writing when you forget to question a single word of it. “This happened,” the author declares – and that’s it, you’re there, …

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Under the hood: discover 13 hidden iPad features

Apple’s tablet has a host of easy-to-miss tricks, many of which work on the iPhone too. We take a tour…<p><b>1. Hey Siri – what’s that song?</b><p>If you’re drawn in by an unfamiliar tune, Siri can tell you what it is. Simply ask: “What song is playing?” Siri will briefly listen to your surroundings then …

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What I Learned From 10 Years of Doing PR for Apple

I first started working for Apple on the PR agency side at Porter Novelli in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Steve Jobs had just returned to the company and the product line was a shamble of computers with confusing names, printers, scanners, and a curious, yet ill-conceived PDA called the Newton.<p>The …

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5 Ways to Transform Brilliant Creative Ideas Into Reality

At your core, you are meant to create new and amazing things. When that creative urge gets stuck, here are 5 important ways to move from a dearth of brilliant ideas to innovative real-life business solutions.<p>Did you ever feel drained of ideas and want to get back in bed and pull the covers over …

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How science fiction writers predicted virtual reality

With the introduction of high-end devices such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, as well as the simple ones such as Google Cardboard, virtual reality is the next digital frontier. While it’s a world that can now be practically realized, it’s not a new idea: Science fiction has long been …

Three Ways You Can Be More Creative

People tend to talk about creativity as if it’s a magical, intangible thing that can’t really be pinned-down or quantified. Especially creative …

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

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Where does 'creativity' happen in your brain?

Don’t go hunting for it as though it were a single entity. Creativity emerges from a variety of mental process and has no precise location<p>Even in the wilderness that is human thinking, creative ideas seem to be deliberately designed to defy empirical inquiry. There is something elusive, perhaps …

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Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity

In 2010, the American Journal of Public Health published a review titled, <i>The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health</i>. You can find it here.<p>In that article, researchers analyzed more than 100 studies about the impact of art on your health and your ability to heal yourself. The studies …

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You Can Be Productive or Creative, Not Both | Inc.com

In order to be successful in business you need to have good ideas and to execute on them. If you want to accomplish both you'd better not bury your head in the sand -- the tough truth is these two aims are at odds with each other.<p>That's the thought-provoking takeaway of a recent HBR post by …

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Southern Island of Creativity / Chengdu Urban Design Research Center

Designed by <b>Chengdu Urban Design Research Center</b>, the “Southern Island of Creativity” is the start-up phase land of the Eastern New Town which …

How to Free Your Innate Creativity

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>Creativity can feel like an accident. Suddenly, out of nowhere a novel idea shows up in conscious thought and we’ve solved that persistent problem. Or, after days of staring at a blank page, words fly off our fingertips and we’ve written that perfect blog post or editorial. …

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How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

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Collaborative Learning Spaces: Classrooms That Connect to the World

By examining the landscape of the classroom, educators can design collaborative learning spaces that will support the teaching and learning of skills …

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7 Simple Techniques to Unleash Creativity

If you are prone to creative work, you know that inspiration hits you naturally. Sometimes you fall into a dark spot, so you think that waiting is …

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7 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creative Skills

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and …

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

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