Creativity (R)Evolution - FrontEnd Conference CH 2013


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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 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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Creativity (R)Evolution - FrontEnd Conference CH 2013

  1. The Creativity (R)evolution Denise R. Jacobs FrontEnd Conference CH Zürich, SwitzerIand 29 August 2013
  2. Grüetzi! Photo: Denise Jacobs
  3. I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @frontendconfch #fec2013 I’m talking about inciting a: #creativityrevolution For the Twitters
  4. Conferences
  5. Ideas!
  6. Dense networks
  7. The microcosm
  8. People are neurons
  9. The initial excitement
  10. Taken over by habit
  11. How to take it home? Sustain it?
  12. Vocations & Aspirations Photo by Derek Kearney
  13. After writing my first book Photo: Denise Jacobs
  14. I had an epiphany
  15. Creativity is critical
  16. I’m not the only one who thinks so…
  17. Creativity (R)Evolution!
  18. All gatherings are opportunities
  19. Nurture the Creative Spark
  20. The Roots of (R)Evolution
  21. What is the “creative spark”?
  22. Everyone has it
  23. My latest thought leader crush: Umair Haque
  24. Betterness? Betterness!!
  25. (R)Evolution ≠ Revolution
  26. Two ways
  27. The Foundation: 1 Concept + 1 Tool + 1 Outlook = Too Awesome
  28. The inspiration
  29. Our model: the coral polyp
  30. Builds rich environments
  31. Creates new land forms
  32. Tiny Habits
  33. The structure
  34. 1.  In the positive 2.  Present tense 2 modifications
  35. Anchor to a current habit
  36. Congratulate yourself
  37. Big results
  38. Open Spaces
  39. An ethos of openness
  40. From Spark to Flame
  41. Two levels
  42. The Personal
  43. Are you a terrorist to yourself?
  44. You are the gateway
  45. It’s all about you being “self-ful”
  46. The Oxygen Mask Theory
  47. Love what you do. Do what you love.
  48. “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -  Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement speech
  49. By nurturing your own spark
  50. It becomes magic
  51. Opens you up
  52. “One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.” - Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
  53. Self-ful transforms to
  54. Selfless
  55. How?
  56. Start with Why
  57. Recognize your brilliance
  58. DON’T focus on your weaknesses
  59. You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful)
  60. Need help? Channel your inner kid Photo: Denise Jacobs
  61. The masters will help you Photo: Nick Garza
  62. Hint: it will feel like play! Photo: Nick Garza
  63. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  64. Feed your soul, don’t kill it
  65. Shift into the habits you want to develop
  66. 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
  67. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to nurture the spark ignited at this conference. Homework: Tiny Habits to Nurture the Spark
  68. Your spark deserves to be protected
  69. And your change will spread beyond you
  70. The Social
  71. We need to get our group on Photo: Denise Jacobs
  72. Mo’ people, mo’ creativity
  73. Escape your silo
  74. Building 20 at MIT
  75. Listen
  76. I mean really listen
  77. Be generous Photo: Denise Jacobs
  78. Emotional Bank Accounts
  79. “Creativity is social…and comes out of small teams of twos and threes and fours and fives and sixes. Instead (of brainstorming) you need ‘magic circles,’ small teams of people who trust each other, are familiar with each other, and play together.” - Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  80. Get your Improv on
  81. Accept the offer, start where you are
  82. Use this structure
  83. Make your partner(s) look good
  84. Builds trust
  85. Collaborations get increasingly stronger
  86. Eating my own dogfood: Power-Push Writing Photo: Anna B. Scott
  87. Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to cultivate a culture of creative collaboration around you. Homework: Tiny Habit of Creative Collaboration
  88. Viva La Revolution!
  89. Yeah!
  90. Personal fulfillment (aka Happiness)
  91. Team and company creating Betterness
  92. Bigger than just yourself
  93. What we do is HUGE
  94. “Betterness can't happen if you're spending your life churning out toxic junk. It can only happen when more meaningful work is done.” - Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
  95. Eudaimonia = Human flourishing
  96. At this conference, with you
  97. Encourage the eco-system
  98. We can evolve creatively
  99. Make the switch
  100. A wise man once said
  101. that you want to see in the world
  102. My articles for further reading four-secrets-enhancing- creative-productivity reigniting-your-creative-spark/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  103. 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”
  104. I Speak, Write, and Evangelize Creativity! Photo used with permission:
  105. And finally…