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Slow Down To Go Fast

I suspect that at the start of your day, the first thing you do is reach for your phone. You might even do this before you get out of bed. From the moment your eyes open, the input begins. Email, Facebook, Twitter, texting, newsfeed—all pouring in like an electronic fire-hose aimed at your brain.

Creativity and the Power of Play

Creativity and the Power of Play

3 Studios Demonstrate How Setting Aside Time to Play Can Benefit Morale, Productivity and the Bottom Line. While messing around on Facebook isn’t likely to be celebrated in the workplace, some forms of play are encouraged during the 9-to-5. In fact, large-scale companies like IBM have leveraged office hours for research and development, including...


8 Ways to Brainstorm Better

Idea-generation is the lynchpin of our work. So why are many of us terrible at it? Experts offer tips for improving your creative sessions. The team gathers in the conference room, white board at the ready, pumped to come up with some cool new ideas. Ten minutes into the session, the group’s strongest personality...

Finding Inspiration In-House

Regular HOW contributor, Scott Kirkwood takes a look at a common (in-house) designer issue: Continually generating new ideas for the same client. You can find this In-House column, "Finding Inspiration In-House," along with the In-House Design Awards winner and other great articles in the January issue of HOW, the In-House Design Annual.

Get Organized and Increase Your Profits

After the first time I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at my house, I swore I would never do it again. I had no idea what it took to feed 14 people a traditional turkey dinner with all the proper fixings. And I didn’t see the seriousness of the situation until it was too late:...

Competition Corrections

Oops! These In-HOWse Design Awards Merit winners were not represented accurately in the January 2012 issue of HOW (download the winners). The below correction ran in the March 2012 issue of HOW. We apologize to Seventh Generation and Wells Fargo for the mistakes.  1. TitleWells Fargo Volunteers Company/OrganizationWells Fargo, San Francisco; Creative TeamMichele Ronsen,...