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LeanUX is a Useful F*&king Lie LeanUX is a Useful F*&king Lie 20,779 views Featured in : Business & Mgmt, Technology To understand LeanUX, we'll introduce Lean, Lean Systems, and Lean Startup to situate LeanUX in context.
Is There Any Meat on This Lean UX Thing? By Jared M. 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? Is There Any Meat on This Lean UX Thing?
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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 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. The 7 Habits of Highly Playful People
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Kevin Systrom, Instagram - Mike Krieger, Instagram - From Stanford to Startup [Entire Talk] Kevin Systrom, Instagram - Mike Krieger, Instagram - From Stanford to Startup [Entire Talk] Description Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. 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.
In the movies, creativity often involves moments of insight. 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. Can You Be Unconsciously Creative? Can You Be Unconsciously Creative?
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Alcohol Benefits the Creative Process Creative thought is something we often aspire to. 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 ? Alcohol Benefits the Creative Process
SWOT analysis SWOT analysis A SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2×2 matrix. 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 Melinda Gates and Bill Gates Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as about their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their wealth away. TED: Ideas worth spreading
Tracking Wonder Tracking Wonder Wonder eludes being pinned down and evades our recognizing that we're in its midst. 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.
Most of us were taught that creativity comes from the thoughts and emotions of the mind. 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. 6 Techniques to Ignite Your Inner Creativity & Passion 6 Techniques to Ignite Your Inner Creativity & Passion
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." 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).

Creativity Techniques

It goes without saying that creativity is a good thing, and that everyone should 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. Should Everyone Be Creative?
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. If You Are Creative, Are You Also Intelligent?
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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.
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. Essential Resources for Creativity (163 techniques + 30 tips + books!)
Morphological Analysis
Don't Shut Down Other Lines of Thought
How Geniuses Think