creativity

A Stinky Prediction for Anyone in the Creative Business

by: Scott Goodson

Paul Krugman's Op Ed in Friday's New York Times should be bone chilling for anyone working in the creative end of the business world. That is if you believe it.

He suggests that the digital world and the net is and will increasingly devalue creativity to the extent that businesses will need to give it away for free in order to maintain relationships with customers.

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Fabbing: A Primer for Guerilla Design Strategies

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How I Simplified My Life and Became a More Efficient Designer

by: Design Translator

What a mess!

About 5 or 6 months ago, I decided that I needed to simplify my life.

Due to a lot of diverse interests and that little bit of an overachiever in me, I have a bad habit of taking on and doing more than I can actually handle. Furthermore, the fact that I tend to lose interests in things very quickly or jump around on different projects does not help me one bit at all. Coupled with the stresses of my job, I was just flat out overloaded!

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Overcoming Barriers to Creativity in a Corporate Environment

by: Design Translator

Personally as Head of Industrial Design for an in-house design department I find this quote particularly interesting and quite an accurate reflection of creativity in most corporate environments.

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How Best to Manage 'Design'?

by: Design Translator

Wow a burst of link love and pointers from all my friends today seem to revolve around this theme. So I thought to compile it all right here in one place!

1) Managing Successful Client and Designer Relationships: Adaptive Path Blog.

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Jonathan Ive on Apple's Industrial Design Strategy

by: Design Translator

Claire Beale is one of the lucky few that has been granted a rare interview with Jonathan Ive, who, unless you have been under a rock in the past decade, is Apple’s senior vice-president of Industrial Design. You know, that guy responsible for the iMacs, iPods, and iPhones etc?

Here it is with all the good parts and non design bits snipped off. The Bold bits are mine.

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Advertising Space Innovation Needed

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The State of New York Graffiti

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Five Magazines You Have Never Read

by: Ilya Vedrashko

Someone famous (Ogilvy?) said that it was a good idea to make a habit of picking up magazines that are outside of your usual set.

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Managing the Creative Class or the Modern Day Working Class 'Da Vincis'

by: Idris Mootee

People often complain that creative types are difficult to manage if
they can be managed at all and many of them are high maintenance in
nature. There is some truth here but I don't necessarily think that is
case. My favorite types of creative people are what I called the "Da
Vincis". They are people who can use both sides of the brain. Maybe

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