Your brain on
digital
How to work with ideas
!
!

@amayfield
!
!
Inspiration conference
October 2013
Where
do you get your
ideas from?
Everyone has lots
of ideas…
Authors are just
more disciplined
about doing
something with
them.

Iain M Banks

image (cc) C...
Dangerous and
useful - our
metaphors for
thinking…
image (cc) Google

Machine
minds.
image (cc) Google

“Hard wired”
image (cc) Google

“Download”
image (cc) Google

Brain
hacks.
Better to think
about how
machines and
minds are
different…
…and how they
might work
together.
image (cc) AceKindred

Centaur
thinking.
Sports cars for the
brain.
Bicycles for the
mind.
Some people are
more serious
cyclists than others.
Incremental
advantages.
image (cc) Justicebuk
If you’re serious
about working
with ideas
the process is
the purpose…
Prototype
your day.
Being open
and closed.
Work / Flow
Workshops
refine and inspire
MOBILE

Mastery
Playful

MIndful

PurPoseful
Attention
is expensive
Thinking is
sequential.
Metacognition:
Thinking about
thinking.
Led to the
Design Your Day
book for Nokia’s
Smarter
Everyday
programme…
Chunking
your time.
“Multi-tasking is
procrastination in
disguise.”
Caroline Webb
!
!
25 minutes
90 minutes
Knowing when
to switch off.
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  1. 1. Your brain on digital How to work with ideas ! ! @amayfield ! ! Inspiration conference October 2013
  2. 2. Where do you get your ideas from?
  3. 3. Everyone has lots of ideas… Authors are just more disciplined about doing something with them. Iain M Banks image (cc) Chris Bolland
  4. 4. Dangerous and useful - our metaphors for thinking…
  5. 5. image (cc) Google Machine minds.
  6. 6. image (cc) Google “Hard wired”
  7. 7. image (cc) Google “Download”
  8. 8. image (cc) Google Brain hacks.
  9. 9. Better to think about how machines and minds are different…
  10. 10. …and how they might work together.
  11. 11. image (cc) AceKindred Centaur thinking.
  12. 12. Sports cars for the brain.
  13. 13. Bicycles for the mind.
  14. 14. Some people are more serious cyclists than others.
  15. 15. Incremental advantages. image (cc) Justicebuk
  16. 16. If you’re serious about working with ideas the process is the purpose…
  17. 17. Prototype your day.
  18. 18. Being open and closed.
  19. 19. Work / Flow
  20. 20. Workshops refine and inspire
  21. 21. MOBILE Mastery Playful MIndful PurPoseful
  22. 22. Attention is expensive
  23. 23. Thinking is sequential.
  24. 24. Metacognition: Thinking about thinking.
  25. 25. Led to the Design Your Day book for Nokia’s Smarter Everyday programme…
  26. 26. Chunking your time.
  27. 27. “Multi-tasking is procrastination in disguise.” Caroline Webb ! !
  28. 28. 25 minutes 90 minutes
  29. 29. Knowing when to switch off.
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