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Inside the Box. LeanUX is a Useful F*&king Lie. Is There Any Meat on This Lean UX Thing? By Jared M.

Is There Any Meat on This Lean UX Thing?

Spool Originally published: Nov 30, 2011 Out of nowhere, Lean UX is now a hot topic for UX professionals, generating the complete range of responses, from complete buy-in to calling it complete bulls**t. Is there really something to this?

Medical Innovation

Anti-brainstorming. Página de inicio de Mozilla Firefox. Where do ideas come from? The 7 Habits of Highly Playful People. If you’re good-humored, it’s likely you’ll: Changing the way you see things can help keep the mood playful.

The 7 Habits of Highly Playful People

The mischievous modern artist, Marcel Duchamp, had sandwiched images of a number of objects—a coffee grinder that seemed to fit at the center of a machine, a funnel, and some shapes that looked like drums—between two large panes.

Social Innovation

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree. Startups. Innovation. Kevin Systrom, Instagram - Mike Krieger, Instagram - From Stanford to Startup. Description Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs.

Kevin Systrom, Instagram - Mike Krieger, Instagram - From Stanford to Startup

Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products. Can You Be Unconsciously Creative? In the movies, creativity often involves moments of insight.

Can You Be Unconsciously Creative?

A character struggles with an idea. There is a montage of pained faces and crumpled sheets of paper. Then, suddenly, the light comes on. A choir sings. A new creative moment has happened. Collections - Google Art Project. Your Creative Flow. The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012. Creative Thinking - Michael Michalko's Home page. Alcohol Benefits the Creative Process. Creative thought is something we often aspire to.

Alcohol Benefits the Creative Process

Whether it’s in terms of artistic products, scientific discoveries, or business innovations, creative accomplishments drive advancement in much of what we do. But what sorts of things enhance creativity ? SWOT analysis. A SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2×2 matrix.

SWOT analysis

A SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats involved in a project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person. TED: Ideas worth spreading. Tracking Wonder. Wonder eludes being pinned down and evades our recognizing that we're in its midst.

Tracking Wonder

Yet, based on this middle-aged writer's experiences, research, and explorations, wonder may turn out to be the most important emotional experience for us adults to cultivate. Especially if we're in creative fields and have problems with motivation, novelty, follow-through, collaboration, or project completion. Wonder - like happiness and compassion - can be practiced and re-invited into our work and personal lives. This blog aims to share solid ideas related to just that. See you in the woods. 6 Techniques to Ignite Your Inner Creativity & Passion. Most of us were taught that creativity comes from the thoughts and emotions of the mind.

6 Techniques to Ignite Your Inner Creativity & Passion

The greatest singers, dancers, painters, writers, and filmmakers recognize that the most original, and even transformative, ideas actually come from the core of our being, which is accessed through an "open-mind consciousness. " In ancient traditions, open-mind consciousness was considered to be a spiritual awakening, the great enlightenment that dissolves the darkness of confusion and fear , and ushers in peace, happiness , clarity, and contentment. Today the notion that there's one formulaic way to achieve this spiritual awakening and creative vibrancy has been blown apart. Recursive Incentive Scheme to Get Lots of Help in a Hurry.

Trying to get a large group of people help you in a task is sometimes called "crowdsourcing.

Recursive Incentive Scheme to Get Lots of Help in a Hurry

" There are several accepted strategies for doing this, but a recent study reported in Science by Galeb Pickard and six colleagues at a M.I.T. media laboratory reveals an approach that seemed to work when they had to complete the task in a hurry. As they point out, gettting crowdsourcing accomplished in a hurry is particularly relevant to such practical common problems as search-and-rescue operations, tracking an outlaw on the run, managing public health responses in a disease outbreak, and even promoting the candidacy of a political candidate. The spur for this research was a contest sponsored by the Defense Advanced Projects Research Projects (DARPA).

Paradigms

Creativity Techniques. Should Everyone Be Creative? It goes without saying that creativity is a good thing, and that everyone should be creative.

Should Everyone Be Creative?

Or does it? Sure, our capacity for self-expression, for finding practical solutions to problems of survival, and coming up with aesthetically pleasing objects that delight the senses, all stem from the creative power of the human mind. If You Are Creative, Are You Also Intelligent? According to an article in Newsweek , here in the United States we apparently have a creativity crisis . According to Kyung Hee Kim at the College of William and Mary, scores on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking have been decreasing since the 1990's. The same article mentions that China is making a push to move away from rote memorization and adopt a more problem centered learning approach, perhaps like that of America. Contrast this with the results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which examines 15-year-old students in 65 countries. The U.S. scored about average in science, above average in reading, and below average in math.

Thinkertoys: cómo desarrollar la creatividad en la empresa - Michael Michalko. Creativity techniques. Creativity techniques are methods that encourage creative actions, whether in the arts or sciences. They focus on a variety of aspects of creativity, including techniques for idea generation and divergent thinking, methods of re-framing problems, changes in the affective environment and so on. They can be used as part of problem solving, artistic expression, or therapy. Some techniques require groups of two or more people while other techniques can be accomplished alone. These methods include word games, written exercises and different types of improvisation, or algorithms for approaching problems.

Essential Resources for Creativity (163 techniques + 30 tips + books!) Creativity and innovation thinking are topics that I have been searching recently. Below are those couple of sites’ resource links + some related recommended books that related to creativity and innovation. Techniques (163 of them!) By Mycoted should help you with creative thinking – those are the toolbox for you when you get stuck on developing your ideas. Tips on Creativity by Gaping void is a list of how to be creative. This is the initial list for understanding what is creative and what are the ways you can gain creativity. Morphological Analysis. From Mycoted Morphological Analysis was developed by Fritz Zwicky[1][2] (the Swiss astrophysicist and aerospace scientist based at the California Institute of Technology) in the 1940's and 50's as a method for systematically structuring and investigating the total set of relationships contained in multi-dimensional, usually non-quantifiable, problem complexes.

Morphological Analysis is an extension of Attribute Listing. Imagine you have a product that could be made of 3 types of material, in 6 possible shapes, and with 4 kinds of mechanism. Theoretically there are 72 (3x6x4) potential combinations of material, shape and mechanism. Some of these combinations may already exist; others may be impossible or impractical. CreativityRulz. What would you do to earn money if all you had was five dollars and two hours? This is the assignment I gave students in one of my classes at Stanford University , as part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program ... Each of fourteen teams received an envelope with five dollars of “seed funding” and was told they could spend as much time as they wanted planning. However, once they cracked open the envelope, they had two hours to generate as much money as possible.

Www.talentmanager.pt/download/SystemicThinking.pdf. Don't Shut Down Other Lines of Thought. How Geniuses Think.