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The Calm Creativity (R)Evolution


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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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  • 1. The Calm Creativity (R)evolution Denise R. Jacobs User Experience Professionals Association Conference Washington, DC 12 July 2013
  • 2. I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @uxpa_int #wssmiami I’m talking about inciting a: #creativityrevolution For the Twitters
  • 3. Conferences
  • 4. Ideas!
  • 5. Dense networks
  • 6. The microcosm
  • 7. People are neurons
  • 8. The initial excitement
  • 9. Gets taken over by habit
  • 10. Photo by Derek Kearney I have a goal
  • 11. After writing my book Photo: Dense Jacobs
  • 12. I had an epiphany
  • 13. Is a transformative power
  • 14. Creativity (R)Evolution
  • 15. Two ways
  • 16. The Calm Revolutionary
  • 17. (R)Evolution is different from Revolution
  • 18. Our model: the coral polyp
  • 19. Builds rich environments
  • 20. You are the gateway
  • 21. Yes, it’s all about you
  • 22. The Oxygen Mask Theory
  • 23. Love what you do. Do what you love.
  • 24. When you’re in touch with that spark
  • 25. It comes magic
  • 26. Opens you up
  • 27. Self-ful transfroms to
  • 28. Selfless
  • 29. Putting into Practice
  • 30. Tiny Habits
  • 31. The structure
  • 32. Big results
  • 33. (The Personal) Cultivate the habit of nurturing your spark
  • 34. Your spark deserves to be protected
  • 35. Start with Why
  • 36. Recognize your brilliance
  • 37. Don’t focus on your weaknesses
  • 38. Shift into habits you want to develop
  • 39. 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
  • 40. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to nurture the spark ignited at this conference. Homework: Tiny Habit to Nurture the Spark
  • 41. (The Collective) Cultivate the habit of fomenting synergistic creative collaboration
  • 42. Creativity: super linear scaling
  • 43. Escape your silo
  • 44. Listen
  • 45. Get your Improv on
  • 46. Accept the offer, start where you are
  • 47. Make your partner(s) look good
  • 48. Builds trust
  • 49. Collaborations get increasingly stronger
  • 50. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to cultivate a culture of creative collaboration around you. Homework: Tiny Habit of Creative Collaboration
  • 51. Viva La Revolution!
  • 52. Yeah!
  • 53. “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”
  • 54. Personal fulfillment
  • 55. Bigger than just yourself
  • 56. Team and company creating Betterness
  • 57. Eudaimonia
  • 58. “Companies need a jolt”
  • 59. At this conference, with you
  • 60. We can evolve creatively
  • 61. And build the structures
  • 62. ‘Nuff said.
  • 63. My articles for further reading four-secrets-enhancing- creative-productivity reigniting-your-creative-spark/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  • 64. My books! The CSS Detective Guide InterAct With Web Standards My chapter: “Learning with the Web” Smashing Books #3 & #3 1/3 My chapter: “The Missing Element of Redesign: Story”
  • 65. I speak, write, and evangelize Creativity! Photo used with permission:
  • 66. And finally…