Curiosity is jet fuel for creativity. For my books and talks, I’ve interviewed hundreds of highly creative people in design and dozens of other fields – and one trait they all share is tenacious curiosity. Here are five ways curiosity can help expand your creativity.
Quick – how good of a presenter are you? Hard to gauge, isn’t it? Other than any direct feedback we receive from audiences, it’s difficult to know if our speaking skills are becoming better, staying the same or, God forbid, getting worse. Below are 10 ways to know if your speaking skills are strong...
Bold, unsafe ideas are useless to the organization unless those ideas are grounded in strategy, grounded in the essence of the brand, grounded in the wants and needs, hopes and dreams of end users. Find tips for ensuring a safe environment to nurture big ideas.
Sideswipes to your ideas come with the territory of being a creative. But don't let those negative noises from the outside manifest into self-doubt.
Brainstorming alone can be a lonely and listless experience. But not to worry. Here are nine steps to keep solo brainstorming fresh and productive.
He's created murals for the likes of Facebook and Google. Meet Ian Ross, a San Francisco-based artist who is inspired by graffiti. Read this Q&A for how Ross honed his skills in this direction.
Duke Blue Devils basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will often shout “next play!” to his players as they run past him during games. That’s because Coach K doesn’t want his team fretting over a foul, steal or missed shot that just took place on the other end of the court. He wants his players in...
Get inspired by these oddball recordsetters to get going on your next creative achievement. You'll find common 5 traits that are possessed by highly creative people and recordsetters, including "being a bit weird."
Sam Harrison urged HOW Design Live attendees to seek and spark “catalytic choices” — choices that become catalysts for creative energy and idea generation.
Creative Bliss is a web series that pools together 30 creativity exercises. No. 30 challenges you to shift your perspective to that of a beginner.