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  • 1. Hacking the creative BrainWorking Better to Create MoreDenise R. JacobsFuture. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.Amsterdam, Netherlands18 February 2013
  • 2. Tweeting talltalesI am:@denisejacobsWe’re at:#FITCAms @fitcI’m talking about how to:#hackcreativity
  • 3. I used to have long hair
  • 4. I’m part Vulcan. Srsly! Photo: Stefan Nitzsche
  • 5. I Almost adopted a chicken
  • 6. I Like to make stuff
  • 7. After writing this…
  • 8. I had an epiphany
  • 9. Empowered & empowering
  • 10. IntroIs this allthere is?
  • 11. Live in Cubicalia
  • 12. The BossMan
  • 13. All of the pressure…
  • 14. Oppressed
  • 15. “Houston, We have aproblem…”
  • 16. No, not these…
  • 17. I mean this
  • 18. Feel Like this?
  • 19. Aka: Meh.
  • 20. Out of Inspiration
  • 21. Or this?
  • 22. We need to be Conversant with
  • 23. “Creativity is newness produced.” ★“Creativity is the process of developing original ideas that have value.”- Sir Ken Robinson, Out of Our Minds
  • 24. We are alchemists
  • 25. Even though it feels like it…“Creativity is magical, but is not magic.”- Charles Limb, “Your Brain on Improvisation” TED talk
  • 26. Let’s get our hack on
  • 27. 1emancipate2Adjust3Practice4Generate5Innovate6Produce
  • 28. 1emancipate
  • 29. Multitasking
  • 30. Unclosed Loops (ZeigarNikEffect)
  • 31. Communication addiction
  • 32. Busyness
  • 33. The evil voices in your head
  • 34. Fear(“false evidence appearing real” or “f*ck everything and run”)causes unnecessary inhibitions which obstruct the generation of new ideas on a biochemical and neurological level.
  • 35. Banish you inner critic
  • 36. Impostor syndrome
  • 37. Comparisons
  • 38. “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”- Dr. Edwin Land“Being right keeps us in place. Being wrong forces us to explore.”– Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From
  • 39. Hack: Reframe #fail
  • 40. 2Adjust
  • 41. I’m talking about this
  • 42. Balance Your Brain
  • 43. Get your alpha on
  • 44. Get physical
  • 45. Hack: Shower
  • 46. Hack: Be still
  • 47. Lower cognitive filters
  • 48. HACK: “Lo-fi” time
  • 49. HACK: DeliberateDaydreaming
  • 50. Biophilia
  • 51. Negative Stress > Eustress
  • 52. Hack: Laugh
  • 53. 3Practice
  • 54. Eliminate distractions
  • 55. Exercise discipline
  • 56. Show up everyday
  • 57. Clean-up your habit fields
  • 58. Manage time
  • 59. Delegate
  • 60. Be Mindful – Do one thing at atime
  • 61. Restructure Work environments
  • 62. Work standing up
  • 63. Why? Because
  • 64. 4generate
  • 65. Look for problems to solve
  • 66. Seek chanllenges
  • 67. Change environments
  • 68. Incubate to Generate
  • 69. Gather and Curate
  • 70. Tools Zootool.com Evernote Gimmebar.com Diigo Pinterest.com Delicious Imgspark.com Flickr Scrnshots.com Trello Vi.sualize.us Emberapp.com
  • 71. 5Innovate
  • 72. Do it with others
  • 73. Bring brilliance together
  • 74. Ideas are a network
  • 75. The source of great ideas
  • 76. Sameness
  • 77. Diverse environments
  • 78. Invite others to wonder with you
  • 79. Share Ideas
  • 80. Share mistakes
  • 81. Co-work to collaborate
  • 82. Parallel platy
  • 83. IMprovise
  • 84. Hack: Plus it
  • 85. 6Produce
  • 86. Tinker
  • 87. Make Prototypes
  • 88. Iterate
  • 89. The d.school process• observe• suggest• tinker• review• apply feedback• reiterate
  • 90. Get into the flow
  • 91. All of the pieces in place…• 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
  • 92. Cavalier creativity
  • 93. OutroEaster Eggs
  • 94. Level Up
  • 95. Level Up
  • 96. Joy in work
  • 97. Creative Confidence
  • 98. “Whatchoo talkin‟ „bout, Willis?”“…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
  • 99. From this
  • 100. To this
  • 101. Full of ideas
  • 102. Value YOurself
  • 103. Ultimate outcome
  • 104. Resourcesdelicious.com/denisejacobs/unfoldyourbrai ndelicious.com/denisejacobs/creativityhabitdelicious.com/denisejacobs/brainoncreativ ity
  • 105. Articles for further reading (mine) netmagazine.com/features/ four-secrets-enhancing- creative-productivity alistapart.com/articles/ reigniting-your-creative-spark/ alistapart.com/articles/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  • 106. Americomorales.com
  • 107. Shameless Self-Promotion #2 Smashing Books #3 & #3 1/3 My chapter: “Storytelling in Webdesign” SmashingBook.com
  • 108. Shameless Self-Promotion #1 The CSS Detective Guide CSSDetectiveGuide.com twitter.com/cssdetective
  • 109. Shameless Self-Promotion #3 InterAct With Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design InterActWithWebStandards.com twitter.com/waspinteract
  • 110. How to find me DeniseJacobs.com denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs slideshare.net/denisejacobs
  • 111. Thank you!