Reading. How to Hone Your Creative Routine and Master the Pace of Productivity. By Maria Popova “When you work regularly, inspiration strikes regularly.”
We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily routines and daily rituals of famous creators, from Vonnegut to Burroughs to Darwin — as if a glimpse of their day-to-day would somehow magically infuse ours with equal potency, or replicating it would allow us to replicate their genius in turn. And though much of this is mere cultural voyeurism, there is something to be said for the value of a well-engineered daily routine to anchor the creative process. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (public library), edited by Behance’s 99U editor-in-chief Jocelyn Glei and featuring contributions from a twenty of today’s most celebrated thinkers and doers, delves into the secrets of this holy grail of creativity. It’s time to stop blaming our surroundings and start taking responsibility.
Design researchers must think fast and slow. Generally, we think of research as the focused, systematic collection of data, over time, in keeping with a given framework or theory.
In this view, research is intended to confirm or deny given hypotheses, and incrementally improve our knowledge about a given topic. We know from the book Thinking Fast and Slow, however, that this research approach only serves one type of thinking. Thinking Fast and Slow author Daniel Kahneman tells us that “Type 2” or “slow thinking” is a disciplined, focused, kind of thought that roughly matches the deductive reasoning of the scientific method and other traditional forms of research. It is structured and deliberate, requiring the cerebral cortex. But Type 1 or “fast thinking” is less structured, more instinctual, and involves the more reptilian parts of the brain. Design research is both thinking fast, and thinking slow. Gifted researchers engage in both thinking fast, and thinking slow. Index of /jemorris/humor. Strict Mode.
Starting with ECMAScript 5, developers are able to place their code into a more constrained form of execution known as strict mode.
Window.y = 2; eval Variables. The most popular quotes on Spoken.ly. Welcome to Noosfeer. Hilarious Pictures Taken At The Perfect Moment. How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation for eLearning Professionals. How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation for eLearning Professionals In his book, The Art of Changing the Brain, Dr.
James Zull , notably suggested how David Kolb's famous four-phase model of the learning cycle can be mapped into four major brain processes. He believed that better understanding the learning processes that occurs in the brain encourages a more flexible approach to learning. It does, by extension, help us become better eLearning developers and learners. After all, it's what's going on in the learners' brains that matters the most.
To grasp Zull's suggestion, you have to know first the four stages of Kolb's learning cycle. Concrete Experience: This is when learners encounter a new learning experience Reflective Observation: Learners reflect on the experience Abstract Conceptualization: Think/Study (learn from the experience)Active Experimentation: Applying and trying out what was learned. 10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments. The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It) I have a pretty bad memory, it seems.
I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me: In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.My poor co-founder, Josh, has to replay almost entire conversations before I recall having had them. On a regular basis.Unless my high school was running way off the curriculum, I just don’t remember anything I learned there.
Everytime someone asks me about a high-school level concept in science, or maths or even something I should know as a writer, like what a past participle is, I draw a blank. It’s a bit of a struggle having a bad memory. Since I’ve been reading and writing more about the brain, memory is one area that’s really fascinated me, because I’d like to improve mine. How memory works.