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The Art ofDisciplinedCreativity          Denise R. Jacobs   Web Afternoon / Atlanta           October 2011
The Art of Social Media         The Artist:       @denisejacobs        The Medium:@webafternoon #webafternoon       The Su...
The Artist Still Known as Denise Jacobs                    Speaker, Trainer, Author,                         Pan-Creative
On Creativity
What’s the point?Concepts, ideas, tips to help you instillpractices that will encourage you tobecome even more conversant ...
We are alchemists
Always delightful
Structure, Discipline, Path
Three Facets     of  The Way
Three Facets of The Way1. The Path of One2. It Takes Two3. The Way of Many
The Path ofOne
The Path of One1.   Eliminate2.   Incorporate3.   Train your brain4.   Gather and document5.   Gamify it
EliminateCreativityKillers
Communication addiction
Multitasking
Banish you inner critic
The evil voices in your headFEAR (“false evidence appearing real”or “f*ck everything and run”) causesunnecessary inhibitio...
Impostor syndrome
Comparisons
IncorporateCreativitySupporters
Show up everyday
Habit fields
Sprint
Delegate
Think with your hands
Lo-fi time
Train YourBrain
Get your alpha on
Balance your brain
Get physical
Be Willing
Be Mindful
Gather andDocument
Collect and Curate
Get it down
Sketchnotes, mind-mapping, etc.
Voice
Tools•   Zootool.com        •   Evernote•   Imgspark.com       •   Diigo•   Scrnshots.com      •   Delicious•   Vi.sualize...
Gamify it
Be heroic
It Takes Two
It Takes Two• Externalize• Invite
Externalize
Genius
Genius? (yes.)
Your inner GeniusAs opposed to “being” a genius, considerthat you have a genius – a mystical spiritthat accompanies you an...
Genius? (yes!)
Muses
Who ‘dat?The muses were thought to be the truespeakers for whom an artist is merely themouthpiece. Muses inspire people to...
Memory (Mnene)
Voice (Aoide)
Practice/occasion (Melete)
Ideas
We are avatars for ideas
Extend anInvitation
Make it clear
Engage in a dialogue
You’re Doin’ It Wrong“My f*cking book won’t tell me its name!”“Well, if you’re going to talk to it like that, it’s not goi...
Sweet talk your ideas
Be ready for them to show up
You’ll get love
The Way ofMany
The Way of Many• Collective Ideation• Learn. Teach. Master.
CollectiveIdeation
Incubate to Generate
Ideas are a network
The source of great ideas
Avoid
Diverse environments
Invite others to wonder with you
In praise of slow…hunches
Co-work to collaborate
Plus it
Reframe #fail
Share mistakes
Learn. Teach.Master.
Leaning? Always!
Learn from the masters
Teach what you know
Reach Mastery
Discipline is Victory
What do you get?
Expression
What you produce is unique
Doing you = Awesome• Singing your song in your voice• Creating what you want to see/use• Getting your remix on: gather lik...
Productivity
Productivity through little betsThe d.school process:• observe• suggest• tinker• review• apply feedback• reiterate
Flow? Found.
The stage is set for Flow• Cleared space – work area, time, head• Concept in mind: know what you want  to achieve and what...
Creative Confidence
Was ist das?“…the confidence that, when given a  difficult problem, we have a  methodology that enables us to come  up wit...
It does work
Last outcome
The end…?
Resourcesdelicious.com/denisejacobs/creativityhabit
Further readinghttp://www.alistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-creative-spark/ http://www.alistapart.com/articles/banis...
Shameless Self-Promotion #1                The CSS                Detective Guide                CSSDetectiveGuide.com    ...
Shameless Self-Promotion #2               InterAct With               Web Standards:               A Holistic             ...
How to find me  DeniseJacobs.comdenise@denisejacobs.comtwitter.com/denisejacobsslideshare.net/denisejacobs
Thank you!
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The Art of Disciplined Creativity

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Ideas and practices for regularly gathering sources of inspiration, eliminating blocks to more easily access creative states, prolong them, and leverage their power to develop and execute great work.

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  1. 1. The Art ofDisciplinedCreativity Denise R. Jacobs Web Afternoon / Atlanta October 2011
  2. 2. The Art of Social Media The Artist: @denisejacobs The Medium:@webafternoon #webafternoon The Subject: #creativityhabit
  3. 3. The Artist Still Known as Denise Jacobs Speaker, Trainer, Author, Pan-Creative
  4. 4. On Creativity
  5. 5. What’s the point?Concepts, ideas, tips to help you instillpractices that will encourage you tobecome even more conversant andbetter able to collaborate with yourcreativity.
  6. 6. We are alchemists
  7. 7. Always delightful
  8. 8. Structure, Discipline, Path
  9. 9. Three Facets of The Way
  10. 10. Three Facets of The Way1. The Path of One2. It Takes Two3. The Way of Many
  11. 11. The Path ofOne
  12. 12. The Path of One1. Eliminate2. Incorporate3. Train your brain4. Gather and document5. Gamify it
  13. 13. EliminateCreativityKillers
  14. 14. Communication addiction
  15. 15. Multitasking
  16. 16. Banish you inner critic
  17. 17. The evil voices in your headFEAR (“false evidence appearing real”or “f*ck everything and run”) causesunnecessary inhibitions which obstructthe generation of new ideas on abiochemical and neurological level.
  18. 18. Impostor syndrome
  19. 19. Comparisons
  20. 20. IncorporateCreativitySupporters
  21. 21. Show up everyday
  22. 22. Habit fields
  23. 23. Sprint
  24. 24. Delegate
  25. 25. Think with your hands
  26. 26. Lo-fi time
  27. 27. Train YourBrain
  28. 28. Get your alpha on
  29. 29. Balance your brain
  30. 30. Get physical
  31. 31. Be Willing
  32. 32. Be Mindful
  33. 33. Gather andDocument
  34. 34. Collect and Curate
  35. 35. Get it down
  36. 36. Sketchnotes, mind-mapping, etc.
  37. 37. Voice
  38. 38. Tools• Zootool.com • Evernote• Imgspark.com • Diigo• Scrnshots.com • Delicious• Vi.sualize.us • Flickr• Emberapp.com• Pinterest.com
  39. 39. Gamify it
  40. 40. Be heroic
  41. 41. It Takes Two
  42. 42. It Takes Two• Externalize• Invite
  43. 43. Externalize
  44. 44. Genius
  45. 45. Genius? (yes.)
  46. 46. Your inner GeniusAs opposed to “being” a genius, considerthat you have a genius – a mystical spiritthat accompanies you and inspires andhelps you to create fantastic work.
  47. 47. Genius? (yes!)
  48. 48. Muses
  49. 49. Who ‘dat?The muses were thought to be the truespeakers for whom an artist is merely themouthpiece. Muses inspire people to dotheir best.
  50. 50. Memory (Mnene)
  51. 51. Voice (Aoide)
  52. 52. Practice/occasion (Melete)
  53. 53. Ideas
  54. 54. We are avatars for ideas
  55. 55. Extend anInvitation
  56. 56. Make it clear
  57. 57. Engage in a dialogue
  58. 58. You’re Doin’ It Wrong“My f*cking book won’t tell me its name!”“Well, if you’re going to talk to it like that, it’s not going to tell you anything.”
  59. 59. Sweet talk your ideas
  60. 60. Be ready for them to show up
  61. 61. You’ll get love
  62. 62. The Way ofMany
  63. 63. The Way of Many• Collective Ideation• Learn. Teach. Master.
  64. 64. CollectiveIdeation
  65. 65. Incubate to Generate
  66. 66. Ideas are a network
  67. 67. The source of great ideas
  68. 68. Avoid
  69. 69. Diverse environments
  70. 70. Invite others to wonder with you
  71. 71. In praise of slow…hunches
  72. 72. Co-work to collaborate
  73. 73. Plus it
  74. 74. Reframe #fail
  75. 75. Share mistakes
  76. 76. Learn. Teach.Master.
  77. 77. Leaning? Always!
  78. 78. Learn from the masters
  79. 79. Teach what you know
  80. 80. Reach Mastery
  81. 81. Discipline is Victory
  82. 82. What do you get?
  83. 83. Expression
  84. 84. What you produce is unique
  85. 85. Doing you = Awesome• Singing your song in your voice• Creating what you want to see/use• Getting your remix on: gather like an aficionado; repurposing like an artist
  86. 86. Productivity
  87. 87. Productivity through little betsThe d.school process:• observe• suggest• tinker• review• apply feedback• reiterate
  88. 88. Flow? Found.
  89. 89. The stage is set for Flow• Cleared space – work area, time, head• Concept in mind: know what you want to achieve and what it looks like• Necessary materials on hand• Distractions eliminated• Practice in place• Willingness in place
  90. 90. Creative Confidence
  91. 91. Was ist das?“…the confidence that, when given a difficult problem, we have a methodology that enables us to come up with a solution that nobody has before.”David Kelley, Ideo
  92. 92. It does work
  93. 93. Last outcome
  94. 94. The end…?
  95. 95. Resourcesdelicious.com/denisejacobs/creativityhabit
  96. 96. Further readinghttp://www.alistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-creative-spark/ http://www.alistapart.com/articles/banishing-your-inner-critic/
  97. 97. Shameless Self-Promotion #1 The CSS Detective Guide CSSDetectiveGuide.com twitter.com/cssdetective Get 35% off at PeachPit.com with the discount code “NETMAG”
  98. 98. Shameless Self-Promotion #2 InterAct With Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design InterActWithWebStandards.com twitter.com/waspinteract
  99. 99. How to find me DeniseJacobs.comdenise@denisejacobs.comtwitter.com/denisejacobsslideshare.net/denisejacobs
  100. 100. Thank you!
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