Creativity (R)Evolution - Oredev 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 - Oredev 2013

  1. The Creativity (R)Evolution Denise R. Jacobs Øredev Conference Malmö, Sweden 7 November 2013
  2. For the Twitters I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @oredev #oredev I’m talking about inciting a: #creativityrevolution
  3. When 1 != 1
  4. Darwin’s wing man
  5. A Sneeze of laughter
  6. Course change
  7. Today. Now.
  8. Conferences = potential for change
  9. Ideas are sparked
  10. New social networks
  11. The initial excitement
  12. Taken over by habit
  13. How to take it home? Sustain it?
  14. Vocations & Aspirations Photo by Derek Kearney
  15. I’m not the only one who thinks so…
  16. Creativity is critical
  17. Creativity (R)Evolution!
  18. All gatherings are opportunities
  19. Nurture the Creative Spark
  20. The Roots of (R)Evolution
  21. Who here feels like they are creative?
  22. “Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns.” - Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  23. What is the “creative spark”?
  24. Everyone has it
  25. Umair Haque
  26. “The sum total of human effort can add up to not merely more, but to better.” - Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
  27. Betterness? Betterness!!
  28. (R)Evolution ≠ Revolution
  29. The Foundation
  30. Our model: the coral polyp
  31. Builds rich environments
  32. Creates new land forms
  33. Tiny Habits
  34. The structure
  35. 2 modifications 1.  In the positive 2.  Present tense
  36. Anchor to a current habit
  37. Congratulate yourself
  38. Big results
  39. From Spark to Flame
  40. Two levels
  41. The Personal
  42. Are you a terrorist to yourself?
  43. “Obsessing about preventing bad things from happening also prevents good things from happening, or sometimes prevents anything from happening at all.” - Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants
  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. You’ll begin to open up
  51. And then magic happens
  52. Self-ful transforms to
  53. Selfless
  54. “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
  55. How?
  56. Recognize your brilliance
  57. DO NOT focus on your weaknesses
  58. You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful) - Tom Rath, Strengths Finder 2.0
  59. Need help? Channel your inner kid Photo: Denise Jacobs
  60. The masters will help you Photo: Nick Garza
  61. Hint: it be easy and/or will feel like play! Photo: Nick Garza
  62. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  63. Feed your soul, don’t kill it Photo: Julian Harty
  64. Shift into the habits you want to develop
  65. Homework: Write a talk description Think of several topics you are a bad-ass in. Write up 1-2 talk descriptions based on your interests and expertise. Be courageous and share them with peers.
  66. Check-in date 7 December 2013
  67. Homework: Tiny Habits to Nurture the Spark Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to nurture the spark ignited at this conference.
  68. Your spark deserves to be protected
  69. Your attitude is a contagion
  70. Happiness is contagious Each happy friend increased an individual's probability of being happy by 9 percent. Even perfect strangers three degrees of separation away— friends of friends of friends—exerted a significant uplifting influence Unhappy people at the center of the network are more likely than those at the periphery to become happy in the future.
  71. And your change will spread beyond you
  72. The Social
  73. We need to get our group on Photo: Denise Jacobs
  74. Mo’ people, mo’ creativity
  75. Escape your silo
  76. Building 20 at MIT
  77. Listen
  78. I mean really listen
  79. “Getting people together is easy, but having a culture of getting them to be good at building upon each other’s ideas is hard.” - David Kelly, Founder of IDEO
  80. Over lunch in 1994,_Inc.
  81. Monsters, Inc was born
  82. “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
  83. Be the one that starts the process
  84. Open Spaces
  85. An ethos of openness
  86. Improve with Improv
  87. Accept the offer, start where you are
  88. Use this structure
  89. Make your partner(s) look good
  90. Builds trust
  91. Collaborations get increasingly stronger
  92. Eating my own dogfood: Power-Push Writing Photo: Anna B. Scott
  93. Homework: Tiny Habit of Creative Collaboration Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do to cultivate a culture of creative collaboration around you.
  94. Check-in date 7 January 2014
  95. Viva La Revolution!
  96. Or moreso, Viva la (R)Evolution!
  97. Personal fulfillment (aka Happiness)
  98. Team and company creating Betterness
  99. Bigger than just yourself
  100. It’s about you + others
  101. The work we do is *HUGE*
  102. Poïesis An act that transforms and continues the world. -  Wiktionary ***** A transformative bringing forth - Martin Heidegger, philosopher
  103. If this is true, then
  104. You are artists & are Art-ing
  105. “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
  106. Eudaimonia = Human flourishing
  107. “Happiness is not just a mood—it’s a work ethic. Study after…study proves that happiness precedes important outcomes and indicators of thriving. Happiness is actually the precursor to success.” - Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  108. At this conference, with you
  109. Encourage the eco-system
  110. Remember that we can create better together
  111. We can evolve creatively
  112. Make the switch
  113. Come out of the woods
  114. A wise man once said
  115. that you want to see in the world
  116. And finally…
  117. How to find me  Sign up on my mailing list here! Photo used with permission:
  118. My articles for further reading four-secrets-enhancingcreative-productivity reigniting-your-creative-spark/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  119. My books! The CSS Detective Guide Smashing Books #3 & #3 1/3 InterAct With Web Standards My chapter: “The Missing Element of Redesign: Story” My chapter: “Learning with the Web”