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The Calm Creativity (R)Evolution

The Calm Creativity (R)Evolution



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 Calm Creativity (R)evolution Denise R. Jacobs User Experience Professionals Association Conference Washington, DC 12 July 2013
    • I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @uxpa_int #wssmiami 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/
    • Gets taken over by habit http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
    • Photo by Derek Kearney I have a goal
    • After writing my book Photo: Dense Jacobs
    • I had an epiphany http://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4055814772/
    • Is a transformative power http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
    • Creativity (R)Evolution
    • Two ways http://www.flickr.com/photos/boklm/486678763/
    • The Calm Revolutionary
    • (R)Evolution is different from Revolution http://www.flickr.com/photos/stargardener/7037360553/
    • 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
    • You are the gateway http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/4396790244/
    • Yes, it’s all about you 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/
    • When you’re in touch with that spark http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/4812035672/
    • It comes magic
    • Opens you up
    • Self-ful transfroms to
    • Selfless
    • Putting into Practice
    • Tiny Habits
    • The structure http://www.flickr.com/photos/anetq/8543067943/
    • Big results http://www.flickr.com/photos/anetq/8543069503/
    • (The Personal) Cultivate the habit of nurturing your spark
    • Your spark deserves to be protected http://www.flickr.com/photos/aguslepe/5512044294/
    • 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/
    • Shift into 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 Habit to Nurture the Spark
    • (The Collective) Cultivate the habit of fomenting synergistic creative collaboration
    • Creativity: super linear scaling http://www.flickr.com/photos/international-festival/3019543830/
    • Escape your silo http://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeemick/5106610165/
    • Listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684688/
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • “At the most fundamental level, a first-class user experience designer is obsessed with other people’s happiness and has chosen this career in the hopes to change the world. Not because it will make them famous or rich or powerful or get them attention in any way, but because they have the desire to make people’s lives better — and this is the best way they know how to do it.” - Whitney Hess "How to Evaluate a UX Designer for Your Company, or, What Makes a Great User Experience Designer”
    • Personal fulfillment http://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
    • Bigger than just yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4957946157/
    • Team and company creating Betterness
    • Eudaimonia http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohman/174718774/
    • “Companies need a jolt” http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
    • At this conference, with you http://www.flickr.com/photos/moqub/2745092532/
    • We can evolve creatively http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/6005503875/
    • And build the structures http://www.behance.net/gallery/keep-calm-and-carry-on/2531269
    • ‘Nuff said. 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/