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Think Like a Designer: Drawing Inspiration From Creative Types

Think Like a Designer: Drawing Inspiration From Creative Types | Agile Learning |
You don’t have to be a designer to utilize creative thinking. Learning to think outside the box can be a huge asset to your canon of skills.

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1. Live in the moment  ... real world inspiration can’t be beat.

2. Peruse visual social media   ...Designers love the newest visual forms of social media for quick ideas, opening accounts on sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and Paper.

5. Scribble and doodle     You might achieve higher-level thinking if you make like a grade-schooler and scribble away.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Focus, mindfulness, visuals and the ability to play  (doodle, scribble) - can make a big difference in our creativity. ~ D

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12 Paradoxical Reasons Why Creative Limitations Are Not Limiting

12 Paradoxical Reasons Why Creative Limitations Are Not Limiting | Agile Learning |

Does the ideal creative situation feature options that are wide open with no limitations. Nope!

In actuality, this scenario would stifle most creative people. Here’s why…

1. Too many options cause paralysis

Limits tell us where to start, when to stop, and perhaps most importantly, what to ignore. 

2. A roadmap provides the clues that lead to solutions

Defined parameters act as guideposts that help channel creativity in a focused way...

3. Give a creative person a box and they will find a way out of it    ... it is simply amazing how often it transforms into a pleasurable, stimulating adventure in otherwise unchartered waters. 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Good fences are not really just about "good neighbors" but really about playing to the edge using ALL of the space for whatever game could be imagined, and then some.  ~  D

Christi Krug's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:10 PM

You need a box, in order to get yourself out of it.

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Sparking Creativity [Infographic]

Sparking Creativity [Infographic] | Agile Learning |
It's a rough time for Time Magazine. Take the cover article in this month's Town and Country Magazine: 'Empire of Excess. The Insane Egos and Extreme Expense

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I'm intrigued by these visual stats.  Do you agree that the USA is the leader in creativity?  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, June 28, 2013 12:56 PM
AnnC - Found this older HuffPo post. STEM to STEAM, intriguing!
Lee Hall's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:16 PM

We do need to encourage creativity in our students. They learn so much more when they handle the content to do something with it.

Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 1:29 PM
HI Jim, Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you . You have a great site started here.