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Creativity (R)Evolution -  FrontEnd Conference CH 2013

Creativity (R)Evolution - FrontEnd Conference CH 2013



There's a movement brewing built upon leveraging the transformative power of creativity to help us work and create better so that we can produce work infused with meaning. Discover how by knowing your ...

There's a movement brewing built upon leveraging the transformative power of creativity to help us work and create better so that we can produce work infused with meaning. Discover how by knowing your Why, instilling tiny habits to cultivate your creative spark, and finally, fomenting creative collaboration based on the tenets of improv and open spaces, you can take the spark of Creativity (R)Evolution and use it as the impetus to push you, your teams, and your companies to create betterness.



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    • The Creativity (R)evolution Denise R. Jacobs FrontEnd Conference CH Zürich, SwitzerIand 29 August 2013
    • Grüetzi! Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @frontendconfch #fec2013 I’m talking about inciting a: #creativityrevolution For the Twitters
    • Conferences http://www.flickr.com/photos/toprankblog/2280204274/
    • Ideas! http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjliew/1286367571/
    • Dense networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelastminute/3114650732/
    • The microcosm http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
    • People are neurons http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/5988150008/
    • The initial excitement http://www.flickr.com/photos/ableman/543078380/
    • Taken over by habit http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
    • How to take it home? Sustain it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/debord/4932655275/
    • Vocations & Aspirations Photo by Derek Kearney
    • After writing my first book Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • I had an epiphany http://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4055814772/
    • Creativity is critical http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
    • I’m not the only one who thinks so… http://business.time.com/2013/04/26/the-time-creativity-poll/
    • Creativity (R)Evolution!
    • All gatherings are opportunities http://www.flickr.com/photos/stella12/6899795110/
    • Nurture the Creative Spark http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdoublew/2668216943/
    • The Roots of (R)Evolution
    • What is the “creative spark”? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/1507585665/
    • Everyone has it http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/4812035672/
    • My latest thought leader crush: Umair Haque http://www.flickr.com/photos/nextconference/3504568830/
    • Betterness? Betterness!!
    • (R)Evolution ≠ Revolution http://www.flickr.com/photos/stargardener/7037360553/
    • Two ways http://www.flickr.com/photos/boklm/486678763/
    • The Foundation: 1 Concept + 1 Tool + 1 Outlook = Too Awesome
    • The inspiration
    • Our model: the coral polyp http://www.flickr.com/photos/drthompson/3689420515/
    • Builds rich environments http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Coral_Reef.jpg
    • Creates new land forms http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23300000/Coral-Reef-Torres-Strait-Island-australia-23340592-1600-1200.jpg
    • Tiny Habits http://tinyhabits.com/
    • The structure http://www.flickr.com/photos/anetq/8543067943/
    • 1.  In the positive 2.  Present tense 2 modifications
    • Anchor to a current habit http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotobydave/333883245/
    • Congratulate yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/clappstar/6297835482/
    • Big results http://www.flickr.com/photos/anetq/8543069503/
    • Open Spaces http://www.flickr.com/photos/sentxd/4232907318/
    • An ethos of openness http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmeyers/6685423387/
    • From Spark to Flame
    • Two levels http://www.flickr.com/photos/fragmented/2734290118/
    • The Personal
    • Are you a terrorist to yourself? http://www.flickr.com/photos/koomatuomio/4182554398/
    • You are the gateway http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/4396790244/
    • It’s all about you being “self-ful” http://www.flickr.com/photos/siutou_amy/2306794554/
    • The Oxygen Mask Theory
    • Love what you do. Do what you love. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmscottimd/616642026/
    • “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -  Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement speech
    • By nurturing your own spark http://www.flickr.com/photos/aguslepe/5512044294/
    • It becomes magic http://www.flickr.com/photos/95268887@N00/3527584479/
    • Opens you up http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelssej_/413385838/
    • “One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.” - Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
    • Self-ful transforms to http://www.flickr.com/photos/kara_allyson/5358611092/
    • Selfless http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazgrp/2050810720/
    • How? http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyefruit/1097398/
    • Start with Why http://www.flickr.com/photos/annnna/2228189828/
    • Recognize your brilliance http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_hamner/3386076488/
    • DON’T focus on your weaknesses http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_hamner/3386076488/
    • You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful)
    • Need help? Channel your inner kid Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • The masters will help you Photo: Nick Garza
    • Hint: it will feel like play! Photo: Nick Garza
    • R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    • Feed your soul, don’t kill it http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexharris/3366753825/
    • Shift into the habits you want to develop http://www.flickr.com/photos/rene_ehrhardt/2762573549/
    • Think of several topics you are a bad- ass in. Write up some talk descriptions based on your interests and expertise. Be courageous and share them with peers. Homework: Write a talk description
    • Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to nurture the spark ignited at this conference. Homework: Tiny Habits to Nurture the Spark
    • Your spark deserves to be protected http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdoublew/2663137942/
    • And your change will spread beyond you http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles19/1330505/projects/5455539/30cbf8c45952cdcf360ef545b1dcaba9.jpg
    • The Social
    • We need to get our group on Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • Mo’ people, mo’ creativity http://www.flickr.com/photos/international-festival/3019543830/
    • Escape your silo http://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeemick/5106610165/
    • Building 20 at MIT
    • Listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684688/
    • I mean really listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684632/
    • Be generous Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • Emotional Bank Accounts http://www.slideshare.net/lcaum/emotional-bank-accounts-and-trust
    • “Creativity is social…and comes out of small teams of twos and threes and fours and fives and sixes. Instead (of brainstorming) you need ‘magic circles,’ small teams of people who trust each other, are familiar with each other, and play together.” - Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
    • Get your Improv on http://www.flickr.com/photos/roel1943/5740295789/
    • Accept the offer, start where you are http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/3446600695/
    • Use this structure
    • Make your partner(s) look good http://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/4597640798/
    • Builds trust http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
    • Collaborations get increasingly stronger http://www.flickr.com/photos/schipulites/5407946699/
    • Eating my own dogfood: Power-Push Writing Photo: Anna B. Scott
    • Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to cultivate a culture of creative collaboration around you. Homework: Tiny Habit of Creative Collaboration
    • Viva La Revolution!
    • Yeah! http://www.flickr.com/photos/flickerbulb/53116195/
    • Personal fulfillment (aka Happiness) http://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
    • Team and company creating Betterness
    • Bigger than just yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4957946157/
    • What we do is HUGE
    • “Betterness can't happen if you're spending your life churning out toxic junk. It can only happen when more meaningful work is done.” - Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
    • Eudaimonia = Human flourishing http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohman/174718774/
    • At this conference, with you http://www.flickr.com/photos/moqub/2745092532/
    • Encourage the eco-system
    • We can evolve creatively http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/6005503875/
    • Make the switch http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeathialy/3397362215/
    • A wise man once said http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougbelshaw/4168593521/
    • that you want to see in the world http://www.flickr.com/photos/20872388@N06/5572306965/
    • My articles for further reading netmagazine.com/features/ four-secrets-enhancing- creative-productivity alistapart.com/articles/ reigniting-your-creative-spark/ alistapart.com/articles/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
    • My books! The CSS Detective Guide CSSDetectiveGuide.com InterAct With Web Standards InterActWithWebStandards.com My chapter: “Learning with the Web” Smashing Books #3 & #3 1/3 SmashingBook.com My chapter: “The Missing Element of Redesign: Story”
    • DeniseJacobs.com denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom I Speak, Write, and Evangelize Creativity! Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
    • And finally… http://www.flickr.com/photos/27620885@N02/2609974180/