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Merlin Mann's slide deck for a Macworld PULSE presentation on 2009-01-09.

Merlin Mann's slide deck for a Macworld PULSE presentation on 2009-01-09.

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Towards Patterns for Creativity Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Towards Patterns For Creativity. by Merlin Mann, Pretender.
  • 2. Quick show of hands?
  • 3. Fraud! (Just talking here)
  • 4. Patterns whuh?
  • 5. “Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem in such a way that you could use this solution a million times over without doing it the same way twice.” Christopher Alexander
  • 6. Recurring solutions to recurring problems.
  • 7. Things that tend to work.
  • 8. Name Conflict Resolution Use When Examples May Contain
  • 9. e.g. Parenting Pattern
  • 10. Pattern Name: “You Pick”
  • 11. Conflict: Parents have to make kids do things; kids hate being bossed. And are insane.
  • 12. Resolution: Let her choose an option for getting a task done; not WHETHER the task will be done.
  • 13. Use When: You want to help a child do something without causing drama.
  • 14. Example: “Should we wear our red jammies or our teddy bear jammies?”
  • 15. May Contain: “Bedtime Ritual,” “Reading Together,” “Negotiate a Win”
  • 16. Name Conflict Resolution Use When Examples May Contain
  • 17. Was I close?
  • 18. Yeah, but.
  • 19. The Myth: Creativity is a gift! From a muse! Or, whatever!
  • 20. A Summer of Creative Obsession.
  • 21. Twyla’s Box.
  • 22. Patterns? Get One Box Tolerate Ambiguity Start Scratching Make Time Away
  • 23. Okay. But, why?
  • 24. Berets are not work clothes.
  • 25. Creative work is still work.
  • 26. Want it. Work. Get better.
  • 27. Oh, right. Macs.
  • 28. So.
  • 29. Terrible idea?
  • 30. Next? More reading Smart people Who’d use it? Wiki?
  • 31. Towards Patterns For Creativity. by Merlin Mann, Pretender.