So you embarked on a freelance design career, Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.
Intel is looking for the innovators who will design the next big wearable technology. Are you one of them? Enter the Make It Wearable Challenge to find out: http://makeit.intel.com/
Can the world around you make you more creative? Yes. Yes, It can. Here’s how.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. -Einstein The biggest misconception about creativity is that it involves a moment of magical creation when the incredible appears out of thin air. The truth is less romantic. Everything comes from somewhere. All ideas have been thought before and all artists, especially the most brilliant, have their sources of inspiration…..
In world with Vine, Snapchat, and Twitter, how can creatives capture attention to make their voices heard? In this 99U talk, best-selling author and founder of VaynerMedia Gary Vaynerchuk breaks down how our work can cut through our current “A.D.D. Culture” — One where we binge-watch entire television seasons in one sitting and prefer texting to phone calls. “We’ve gotten to a point where everything is on our time,” says Vaynerchuk, “So why is everyone storytelling like it’s 2007 in a 2014 world?” The best digital storytellers, he says, use the social media to “hook” audiences in for the deeper stuff. We should give, give again, and give some more before ever asking for anything from our community. “We have to start respecting the nuances of every platform.” Please note: This talk contains adult language.
Heather Payne shares how she developed Ladies Learning Code from a side project into a full-time endeavor. The organization, which teaches both genders how to become programmers, started with a Tweet and now has chapters all over Canada.
Sustained creativity doesn’t come from a flash of brilliance or a single afternoon of inspiration. It comes from a consistent routine that serves as the bedrock for getting things done.
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
Turns out we’re naturally biased against creative ideas.
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