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Creativity (R)Evolution - Oredev 2013

Creativity (R)Evolution - Oredev 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 Øredev Conference Malmö, Sweden 7 November 2013
    • For the Twitters I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @oredev #oredev I’m talking about inciting a: #creativityrevolution
    • When 1 != 1
    • Darwin’s wing man http://www.flickr.com/photos/drthompson/3689420515/
    • A Sneeze of laughter http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/girls-laughing-uganda-pod/
    • Course change
    • Today. Now.
    • Conferences = potential for change http://www.flickr.com/photos/toprankblog/2280204274/
    • Ideas are sparked http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjliew/1286367571/
    • New social networks
    • 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
    • I’m not the only one who thinks so… http://business.time.com/2013/04/26/the-time-creativity-poll/
    • Creativity is critical http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
    • 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
    • Who here feels like they are creative? http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3135103537/
    • “Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns.” - Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
    • What is the “creative spark”? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/1507585665/
    • Everyone has it http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/4812035672/
    • Umair Haque http://www.flickr.com/photos/nextconference/3504568830/
    • “The sum total of human effort can add up to not merely more, but to better.” - Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
    • Betterness? Betterness!!
    • (R)Evolution ≠ Revolution http://www.flickr.com/photos/stargardener/7037360553/
    • The Foundation
    • 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/
    • 2 modifications 1.  In the positive 2.  Present tense
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • “Obsessing about preventing bad things from happening also prevents good things from happening, or sometimes prevents anything from happening at all.” - Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants
    • 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/
    • You’ll begin to open up http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvm_71/5011353192/
    • And then magic happens
    • Self-ful transforms to http://www.flickr.com/photos/kara_allyson/5358611092/
    • Selfless http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazgrp/2050810720/
    • “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
    • How? http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyefruit/1097398/
    • Recognize your brilliance http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_hamner/3386076488/
    • DO NOT focus on your weaknesses http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_hamner/3386076488/
    • You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful) - Tom Rath, Strengths Finder 2.0
    • Need help? Channel your inner kid Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • The masters will help you Photo: Nick Garza
    • Hint: it be easy and/or will feel like play! Photo: Nick Garza
    • R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    • Feed your soul, don’t kill it Photo: Julian Harty
    • Shift into the habits you want to develop http://www.flickr.com/photos/rene_ehrhardt/2762573549/
    • Homework: Write a talk description Think of several topics you are a bad-ass in. Write up 1-2 talk descriptions based on your interests and expertise. Be courageous and share them with peers.
    • Check-in date 7 December 2013
    • Homework: Tiny Habits to Nurture the Spark Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to nurture the spark ignited at this conference.
    • Your spark deserves to be protected http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdoublew/2663137942/
    • Your attitude is a contagion
    • Happiness is contagious Each happy friend increased an individual's probability of being happy by 9 percent. Even perfect strangers three degrees of separation away— friends of friends of friends—exerted a significant uplifting influence Unhappy people at the center of the network are more likely than those at the periphery to become happy in the future. http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/17-10/ff_christakis?currentPage=all
    • 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 http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/01/30/120130fa_fact_lehrer?currentPage=all
    • Listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684688/
    • I mean really listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684632/
    • “Getting people together is easy, but having a culture of getting them to be good at building upon each other’s ideas is hard.” - David Kelly, Founder of IDEO
    • Over lunch in 1994 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters,_Inc.
    • Monsters, Inc was born
    • “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
    • Be the one that starts the process http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Coral_Reef.jpg
    • Open Spaces http://www.flickr.com/photos/sentxd/4232907318/
    • An ethos of openness http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmeyers/6685423387/
    • Improve with Improv 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
    • Homework: Tiny Habit of Creative Collaboration Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to cultivate a culture of creative collaboration around you.
    • Check-in date 7 January 2014
    • Viva La Revolution!
    • Or moreso, Viva la (R)Evolution! 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@N03/4958540694/
    • It’s about you + others http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4957946157/
    • The work we do is *HUGE*
    • Poïesis An act that transforms and continues the world. -  Wiktionary ***** A transformative bringing forth - Martin Heidegger, philosopher
    • If this is true, then
    • You are artists & are Art-ing
    • “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/
    • “Happiness is not just a mood—it’s a work ethic. Study after…study proves that happiness precedes important outcomes and indicators of thriving. Happiness is actually the precursor to success.” - Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
    • At this conference, with you http://www.flickr.com/photos/moqub/2745092532/
    • Encourage the eco-system
    • Remember that we can create better together
    • We can evolve creatively http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/6005503875/
    • Make the switch http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeathialy/3397362215/
    • Come out of the woods
    • 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/
    • And finally… http://www.flickr.com/photos/27620885@N02/2609974180/
    • How to find me DeniseJacobs.com  Sign up on my mailing list here! denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom slideshare.net/denisejacobs Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
    • My articles for further reading netmagazine.com/features/ four-secrets-enhancingcreative-productivity alistapart.com/articles/ reigniting-your-creative-spark/ alistapart.com/articles/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
    • My books! The CSS Detective Guide CSSDetectiveGuide.com Smashing Books #3 & #3 1/3 InterAct With Web Standards SmashingBook.com InterActWithWebStandards.com My chapter: “The Missing Element of Redesign: Story” My chapter: “Learning with the Web”