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7 Scientific Ways to Jumpstart Creativity. Conventional wisdom says that our boldest, most groundbreaking ideas come in crunch time.

7 Scientific Ways to Jumpstart Creativity

After all, who didn’t crank out full papers in college the night before they were due? Turns out that the emotional stress created by time pressure actually prevents us—and our brains—from generating novel ideas. But since we can’t just relax and let the ideas pop into our minds, what are we supposed to do when we’re on deadline? Try some of these science-backed strategies to stay creative under the clock. Why Stress Kills Your Productivity The fight-or-flight reflex kicks in, even if the only danger is missing a deadline Stress hormones inhibit activity in the brain areas involved in goal-seeking and executive function, and that causes the “thought spirals” and paralysis that make us procrastinate and derail our projects.

Basically, when we’re extremely stressed, our bodies uses the "fight or flight" response to escape harm. Studies conducted on workplace creativity, in particular, support this. 1. 24 Games Like Journey - Games Finder. Our list of games like Journey features more titles that blur the lines between art and gaming.

24 Games Like Journey - Games Finder

Explore unique environments and gameplay in these adventures. Journey is an independent video game that was released in 2012 for the PlayStation platform. Aiming to capture a sense of wonder and discovery the game launched to critical acclaim for its blend of artistic design with gameplay. Set in a world free of words players explore sand dunes across an endless desert. Slowly through exploration players will unlock the secrets of this world and the eroded civilization that once called this place home. Gameplay wise players lead their very own robed figure across this landscape. The games like Journey here offer a similar experience with a mixture of games that offer artistic design within their gameplay.

10 Awesome Software To Make Explainer Videos ? - WowMakers. Explainer videos are a great way to easily convey ideas and deliver messages to your audience.

10 Awesome Software To Make Explainer Videos ? - WowMakers

Leveraging the power of visual graphics can help you to promote your startup business or boost your product conversions. Here’s the list of the best explainer video software to create compelling animated videos and improve your marketing. Tools For Creating 2D Animations Here’s the quick list so that you can jump to them. Just like the term says, 2D animations are those videos with 2 dimensional designs and graphics. Best Animated Explainer Videos of 2015 (so far) It’s no secret that video is king in 2015 when it comes to online marketing, and that trend is only expected to grow in 2016 and 2017.

Best Animated Explainer Videos of 2015 (so far)

Video is easier to capture people’s attention and keep them engaged. Forrester Research states that a one minute video has the same value as 1.8 million words and when marketers included a video in an email, the click-through rate increased by 200-300%. 20 Examples of Fabulous Explainer Videos. Feel intimidated by the notion of creating an explainer video?

20 Examples of Fabulous Explainer Videos

There’s no need to be -- they just represent another excellent way to get your content out to your target audience. Besides the really big brands that we are all familiar with, a lot of lesser-known companies and even small startups are using them. Even if you believe your product isn’t “cool” enough to become a cute, cuddly explainer video, someone out there who has a problem that can be solved by what you have to offer would likely see it in a much different light. Sometimes a quick, easy, explanation is just what someone needs to help clearly understand how your product solves a problem.

Download this free ebook for more examples of effective product videos. How to Build a Visual Language for Your Company. We have entered an age where visual communication is essential for any company. The need to tell complex stories quickly, effectively and in a way that engages people is not just prevalent, it is universal. Brands that learn and utilize visual communication as a tool to distribute their message and inspire audiences will run circles around those who struggle to find their voice in the medium. Beyond the necessity to embrace the design of information, infographics also present an incredible opportunity to strengthen your existing branding efforts by developing a unique graphic style to be implemented throughout the company.

Consistently creating arresting infographics that can easily be identified with your brand provides an incredible advantage in ensuring that the content your company produces, whether for marketing, customer education or sales collateral is both familiar and well-received. How do you get started in building a visual language?

1. 2. 3. 4. A. 5. Flipbook Creator Software: Video Flip - Foto Master. Planner: Find moonrises and moonsets. Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos - Teaching in Higher Ed. In this past week's episode with Steven Michels, we both spoke about the importance of allowing for more authenticity in videos we create for class.

Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos - Teaching in Higher Ed

I shared about the time I sneezed during one of my pencasts and how funny the students found it. It turns out, I was just opening doors for others to follow suit. On this week's NPR game show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, the host Peter Segal sneezed not-once-but-twice during the broadcast, and they left it in the edited show. It was made more funny by the call-in guest predicting his forthcoming, second sneeze. The Best Explainer Video of 2016: Our Top Picks - Explainify. 2016 was a crazy year, but you made it through!

The Best Explainer Video of 2016: Our Top Picks - Explainify

Odds are, you’re already looking forward to January and the chance to start fresh. But let’s be honest: 2016 wasn’t all bad. In fact, there’s more than enough to celebrate, especially in the world of video marketing! As we looked back over the year in animation, we realized that this year has seen some of the most beautiful explainer videos produced to date. So, to end the year strong, we put together a list of our 10 favorite explainer videos made this year. Create. Create Animated Videos for your Business.

Visme Visual Learning Center. Infographics & Presentations. Infographics - The Power of Visual Storytelling.