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A Better Way to Spray: Method Disrupts Air Care Industry

Go into any Target store and walk down the air freshener aisle, and you will notice a few things: opaque bottles, flowery pastel colors, goofy scent …

These Short Exercises Can Get Your Whole Team To Think Creatively

Jumping right into a creative brainstorm often leads to more awkward stares than great ideas. Here’s how to change that–quickly.<p>Ever try rushing from a solo project into a team brainstorm? Switching gears on the fly isn’t easy–even when the thing you were doing alone is just as much a creative task …

Creativity

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Working Through the 5 Steps of Design Thinking

In the Product Design program at Stanford, seniors have the opportunity to walk through the entire design process, from conception to execution, over the course of six months. Design thinking is an approach to creative problem-solving that uses a framework that begins with building empathy. The …

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research | Inc.com

At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic Stanford Start X innovation experts Olivia Fox Cabane …

Creativity

What is Service Design? A tale of two coffee shops

Why Other People Wreck Brainstorms (And How To Stop Them)

The reason brainstorms devolve into groupthink has to do with the way memory works. Here’s how to get around that.<p>You’re probably brainstorming all wrong. Chances are you’re using some form of the rules that were initially devised by the adman Alex Osborn that started in the 1950s. His process …

Creativity

The Circular Design Guide

The scale of what we’re designing has shifted from products, to companies, to economic systems.<p>Who we’re designing for has expanded from a solitary …

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice — and everyone said the same thing

I think most newlyweds do this — ask for advice, I mean, not s--- the same bed — especially after a few cocktails from the open bar they just paid way too much money for.<p>But, of course, not being satisfied with just a few wise words, I had to take it a step further.<p>See, I have access to hundreds of …

Relationships

Too Fast To Think: why switching off unlocks creativity

We’re living in a constant state of distraction. Notified about everything from a colleague’s latest Tweet to a classmate from primary school’s …

Creativity

Duco - Design Sprint Guide on the App Store

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.<p>Screenshots<p>Description<p>The Duco App is a practical guide to running successful Design …

Design Sprint Kit

What’s a Design Sprint?<p>A design sprint is a five-phase framework that helps answer critical business questions through rapid prototyping and user …

The Design Sprint — GV

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.<p>The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business …

Pleasure, Flow, and Meaning - The 3 Approaches to Designing for Delight

Pleasure, Flow, and Meaning – The 3 Approaches to Designing for Delight<p>by Jared M. Spool<p><i>Thanks to Marco Dini for the Italian translation of this</i> …

5 Things I Learnt as a Designer at LEGO

At 5am on a cold, misty morning, my plane tumbled to a stop in a strange land where I didn’t speak a word of the language. I was about to embark on …

The dangers of delightful design – UX Collective

How delightful details can get you into trouble<p>When you think of delightful things, you might think of things that make you feel all warm and fuzzy …

UI Design

Spotify’s Design Lead on Why Side Projects Should Be Stupid

Tobias van Schneider lives his life like one big side project. Today, he designs and builds new products for Spotify in New York, but he couldn’t …

How Google Ventures Uses Design Sprints to Ship Great Products

The brainstorming meeting, as we know it, is broken. Opinions fly around the room and the “solution” chosen can often rely more on power dynamics …

Product Management

How to Stop the Infighting and Actually Conduct a Creative Ideation Session

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Your team is sitting around a conference table. They’re all staring at each other with a hint of angst in the air. …

After 16 Years With My Wife, It Still Feels Like The Honeymoon Phase. Here's Why

I met the love of my life at 17, while both of us were working at Burger King. She hated me at first — thought I was an arrogant know-it-all. Over …

50 Unconventional First-Date Ideas

Skip the traditional dinner and a movie for something a little more original.<p>Date numero uno is all about the conversation and bonding: sometimes it's a make-it-or-break-it evening. But if all the restaurant reservations and silence-filled movie hours of your typical date just ramp up your anxiety, …

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Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Dessert

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

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Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of five active volcanoes in Hawaii, has erupted continuously, more or less, since it formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. It might be the world’s most …