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A mish-mash of items on learning, creativity, innovation and design education
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Saul Bass’ Advice for Designers: Learn to Draw, and Create Beauty Even If Nobody Else Cares

Saul Bass’ Advice for Designers: Learn to Draw, and Create Beauty Even If Nobody Else Cares | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
It comes as no surprise that the man who created the title sequences for The Man with the Golden Arm, North by Northwest, Psycho, and Vertigo can tell you a thing or two about graphic design.
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Wise words and no shying away from Saul's underlying message that drawing is at the core of the designer's craft.

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Saul Bass’ Oscar-Winning Animated Short Ponders Why Man Creates

Saul Bass’ Oscar-Winning Animated Short Ponders Why Man Creates | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Maybe you already had a fascination with Saul Bass...

 

...you can round out your understanding of the man’s artistic sensibility by watching Why Man Creates (part one, part two), the animated film by Bass and his wife/collaborator Elaine which won the 1968 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. An eight-part meditation on the nature of creativity, the film mixes animation and live action, using Bass’ advanced repertoire of optical techniques, to look at the issues surrounding how and why humans have, throughout the history of civilization, kept on making things.

 

It begins with early hunters felling a beast and making a cave painting out of it. From that cave rises a tower built out of every major phase of human civilization: the wheel near the bottom, the pyramids somewhat higher up, the literal darkness of the Dark Ages as the camera rises higher still, ultimately capped by a heap of planes, trains, and automobiles.

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The Science of Productivity

The Science of Productivity. If you can stop procrastinating...
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Ironically, I found this while finding ways of avoiding some necessary jobs that were perilously close to terminal deadline.

 

No hope for me then.

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TED-Ed Launches Innovative Customized Learning Web Initiative

TED-Ed Launches Innovative Customized Learning Web Initiative | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
It's been a long time since anyone's done anything truly revolutionary when it comes to online video, but leave it to the folks at TED to bu...

 

Each video featured on the site is mapped, via tagging, to traditional subjects taught in schools and comes accompanied with supplementary materials that aid a teacher or student in using or understanding the video lesson. Supplementary materials include multiple-choice questions, open-answer questions, and links to more information on the topic.

 

But the most innovative feature of the site is that educators can customize these elements using a new functionality called “flipping.” When a video is flipped, the supplementary materials can be edited and the resulting lesson is rendered on a new and private web page. The creator of the lesson can then distribute it and track an individual student’s progress as they complete the assignment.

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