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Creativity Tools and Creative Problem Solving Techniques from MindTools

Creativity Tools and Creative Problem Solving Techniques from MindTools

Creativity at Work | Creativity + Innovation Experts Creativity for Life Creative Kickstart: 5 Ways to Creatively Organize Your Time, Mind, and Workspace It's been a few weeks since the last post in the Creative Kickstart series, but it's back in action, and here to help inspire you and motivate your creative process with the best installment yet! Through conversations with creative friends and associates, I've noticed a common "issue" we all seem to share: disorganization. As artistic people, we have constant ideas firing off in our brains, and when we're in the mood to create, we will passionately throw ourselves into a project. For me, this often results in my studio looking like it was hit by a tornado. And the last thing I feel like doing after hours of immersing myself in a creative job is devoting energy to organizing my workspace. Creative people also tend to function better doing what feels the most interesting at the time, rather than working on things that may be necessary but aren't naturally appealing. But what if we simply don't feel like it??? 5. Do you have any tips for creative organization and time management? P.S.

Blog | screw work let's play I'm a great believer in the power of blogging for almost any project or business as I explain in Secret 6: How to play the fame game in Screw Work, Let's Play. Blogging allows you to play out your idea in public and engage your audience, followers, or potential customers in the process. It's ideal for 'thought leaders' who have something interesting to say about their field and of course it's superb for writers. And I believe every website should include a blog even if it's only an occasionally updated "News and articles" page. That's why I recommend most clients to build their whole website in WordPress from the beginning. But blogging takes time - quite a lot of it to do well. Tumblelogs A tumblelog is a simpler form of blog consisting of a long flowing list of images, videos and short text extracts (such as quotes). I maintain an irregularly updated tumblelog DesignPorn containing images of my favourite contemporary architecture and interior design. Check out Tumblr or

Caine's Arcade | A cardboard arcade made by a 9-year old boy. Decorate Your Cake Cakes and Sugarcraft Norwich Aylsham "I Draw Pictures All Day" Advertisement “So, you do nothing all day.” That’s how many people would respond to someone who says they spend the day with a pen or pencil in their hand. It’s often considered an empty practice, a waste of time. But for us designers and artists, drawing pictures all day is integral to our process and to who we are as creative people, and despite the idea that those who doodle waste time, we still get our work done. What does it mean to be a doodler, to draw pictures all day? What Does It Mean To Doodle? The dictionary defines “doodle” as a verb (“scribble absentmindedly”) and as a noun (“a rough drawing made absentmindedly”). But the author Sunni Brown offers my favorite definition of “doodle” in her TED talk, “Doodlers, unite!” “In the 17th century, a doodle was a simpleton or a fool, as in “Yankee Doodle.” It is no wonder, then, why most people do not have great expectations of those who “draw pictures all day.” Why Do We Doodle? An example of a doodle. Visual Learners Further Reading

Geek Builds Real-Life Functioning Wall-E Robot Mike Senna, a computer programmer from Orange County, California, has spent the last two and a half years building a real-life Wall-E robot, from scratch. It moves around, rolls and talks, but he doesn’t collect trash. In 2009, shortly after the movie Wall-E was launched, we featured some photos of cool Wall-E computer case mod, but that feat simply pales in comparison to Mike Senna’s awesome achievement. The robot aficionado spend between 3,200 and 3,800 man hours building his very own version of the adorable Pixar trash-collecting hero. This isn’t Mike Senna’s first robot, either. via /Film Reddit Stumble