Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence
Author: Tom Kelley,David Kelley
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 0385349378
ISBN 13: 9780385349376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Confidence Book Review:

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence
Author: David Kelley,Tom Kelley
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 038534936X
ISBN 13: 9780385349369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Confidence Book Review:

The founder of IDEO and his partner and brother, the author of the best-selling The Art of Innovation, outline strategies for tapping innate creative abilities, sharing uplifting stories from their work with forefront companies to outline principles for fostering innovation and problem solving.

Creative Confidence Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Creative Confidence  Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Author: David Kelley,Kelley
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 0007518005
ISBN 13: 9780007518005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Confidence Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All Book Review:

A powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.

Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780007592517
ISBN 13: 0007592515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Confidence Book Review:

"Drawing on stories from their work at IDEO and the d.school at Stanford, the Kelleys show us how to tap into that wellspring of creativity and imagination when tackling the problems we encounter. Moreover, they reveal specific strategies to unleash that creative spark within us. Creativity and the abiliity to innovate, they explain, are like muscles - the more we use them, the stronger they get. This book gives us the courage to make a difference in the world around us and inspires us to combine breakthrough ideas with action in a way that improves our companies, our careers and our lives."--Publisher.

Creative Confidence Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Creative Confidence  Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Author: David Kelley,Tom Kelley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN 10: 9780008139384
ISBN 13: 0008139385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Confidence Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All Book Review:

A powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the 'creative types'. But two of the foremost experts in innovation, design and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, and with many of the world's top companies and design firms, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, allow us to think outside the box in terms of how we approach and solve problems. 'Creative Confidence' is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

The Art Of Innovation

The Art Of Innovation
Author: Tom Kelley
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN 10: 1847656781
ISBN 13: 9781847656780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art Of Innovation Book Review:

There isn't a business that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products and processes. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, partner at the Silicon Valley-based firm IDEO, developer of hundreds of innovative products from the first commercial mouse to virtual reality headsets and the Palm hand-held, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. Kelley shows how teams: -Research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service -Examine each product from the perspective of clients, consumers and other critical audiences -Brainstorm best when they are focussed, being physical and having fun The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge top-rated stars of their industries.

Expressive Sketchbooks

Expressive Sketchbooks
Author: Helen Wells
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 163159835X
ISBN 13: 9781631598357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressive Sketchbooks Book Review:

Expressive Sketchbooks shares a host of creative ideas and prompts, tools and techniques, methods for working around obstacles and barriers, and tons of visual inspiration to help you grow in your sketchbooking practice. An expressive sketchbook is a place for you to explore, express, and enjoy your own innate creativity on your own terms. It is a safe playground for the imagination—a place to mess about, play, and experiment—and to gain confidence in your abilities as you develop your skills. Expressive Sketchbooks offers techniques and creative exercises that incorporate mark making, watercolor, mixed media, collage, words and text, and more. It unpacks some of the obstacles and barriers that you may face along the way and offers wisdom and encouragement to help you decide why and how to start your sketchbook and how to develop and expand your artistic practice. This book is packed with ideas and exercises, including: Exploratory drawing exercises How to utilize color in your sketchbook How to create dynamic and varied sketchbook pages How to find inspiration in nature and in your everyday life Ways to mix media and art supplies Ways to kickstart your creativity How to find and develop a process that feels personal to you Through this book, you'll find out what lights you up, what makes you curious and fascinated, and what makes you expansive. Discover how to magnify your creativity and enliven your art skills by using an expressive sketchbook as your daily companion.

The Confident Creative

The Confident Creative
Author: Cat Bennett
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 1844093565
ISBN 13: 9781844093564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confident Creative Book Review:

Using simple methods and yogic theory, this unique guide focuses on the art of drawing as a way to unblock creativity and create artistic confidence. Both practicing and beginning artists will learn to develop drawing skills, overcome creative blocks, and enter the meditative state in order to find creative connections and confidence. Featuring full-color examples from professional artists, three different drawing methods, and exercises tested and developed in the author's own drawing class, this is an invaluable tool for artists, writers, musicians, and all who wish to access their creative strengths and live inspired, authentic lives.

Conscious Creativity

Conscious Creativity
Author: Philippa Stanton
Publsiher: Leaping Hare Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 1782406344
ISBN 13: 9781782406341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conscious Creativity Book Review:

""Crammed with practical ideas, inspirational images & creative exercises, Conscious Creativity leads the reader through the process of establishing what kind of creative you are..." - Mslexia "The purpose of this book is to enable you to look at things in an alternative and more substantial way, so that you arrive at composition through genuine interest." - Juno magazine “Philippa Stanton is passionate about people connecting to their innate creativity and has distilled these incredible techniques and ideas on how we can tap into that. Philippa is a massively successful Instagramer at @5ftinf and yet she is only too aware how these little two dimensional squares can limit our experiences and restrict our creativity, so it’s not without a little irony that she’s written a book to encourage people to step away from their screens and connect more with the 3D world. It’s a fascinating subject and I wholeheartedly recommend the book for anyone who’s working in the creative industry or is curious about the world around them." - Sophie Robinson (DIY SOS, the Great British Interior Design Challenge, This Morning) How often do you notice the texture of a painted wall or the scent of a friend’s house and, importantly, how they make you feel? Connect your observations and your emotions and transform your creative practice with this essential toolbox packed full of exercises, tips, stunning images and personal experiences from dynamic artist Philippa Stanton. There is creativity in all of us, but it can easily be buried beneath our everyday concerns, or need a spark to bring it back to life. Whether you’ve lost your mojo or just need some fresh ideas, artist and photographer Philippa Stanton’s lively guide will stimulate your imagination and reinvigorate your creative life. Conscious Creativity will help you fully appreciate what is around you, opening all your senses to the beauty you may not notice every day, and showing you how to capture it. Simple, engaging exercises that encourage observation and experimentation will give you an insight into your own aesthetics as you take a conscious step to note the colours, shapes, shadows, sounds and textures that fill your world and how they make you feel. Bursting with practical ideas and inspirational images, Conscious Creativity shows you how to unlock your potential, learn to use your natural curiosity and take a leap into the most creative time of your life.

Innovation by Design

Innovation by Design
Author: Thomas Lockwood,Edgar Papke
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-11-20
ISBN 10: 1632658909
ISBN 13: 9781632658906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation by Design Book Review:

Why are some organizations more innovative than others? How can we tap into, empower, and leverage the natural innovation within our organizations that is so vital to our future success? Now more than ever, companies and institutions of all types and sizes are determined to create more innovative organizations. In study after study, leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities. But they also report struggling with how to engage their cultures to implement the changes necessary to maximize their innovative targets. In Innovation by Design, authors Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke share the results of their study of some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including: The 10 attributes leaders can use to create and develop effective cultures of innovation. How to use design thinking as a powerful method to drive employee creativity and innovation. How to leverage the natural influence of the collective imagination to produce the “pull effect” of creativity and risk taking. How leaders can take the “Fifth Step of Design” and create their ideal culture. Innovation by Design offers a powerful set of insights and practical solutions to the most important challenge for today’s businesses—the need for relevant innovation.

The Tools

The Tools
Author: Phil Stutz,Barry Michels
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 0307360954
ISBN 13: 9780307360953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tools Book Review:

A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of four tools that bring about dynamic change in the present and impart a greater understanding of the depth and complexity of the human condition over the longterm. The Tools addresses the most common complaint patients have about psychotherapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. Barry Michels, an LA-based therapist, was frustrated by his inability to bring his patients faster relief from the issues that plagued them. He found a mentor in Phil Stutz, a psychiatrist who years before devised a methodology that arose from a similar disenchantment. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Stutz and Michels employ an arsenal of tools--exercises that access the power of the unconscious and effectively meet the most persistent problems people face--and the results are electrifying. Stutz and Michels are much sought-after--a recent profile in The New Yorker touted them as an "open secret" in Hollywood--and treat a high-powered and creative clientele. Their first work, The Tools transcends the typical self-help genre because of its paradigm-changing material, the credibility of its authors, and the instant appeal and empowerment of its message.

Your Creative Brain

Your Creative Brain
Author: Shelley Carson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN 10: 1118396545
ISBN 13: 9781118396544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Creative Brain Book Review:

Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivity Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson?s provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home, work and play. Each of us has the ability to increase our mental functioning and creativity by learning to move flexibly among several brain states. Explains seven brain states or "brainsets" and their functions as related to creativity, productivity, and innovation Provides quizzes, exercises, and self-tests to activate each of these seven brainsets to unlock our maximum creativity Your Creative Brain, called by critics a ?new classic? in the field of creativity, offers inspiring suggestions that can be applied in both one?s personal and professional life.

Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence
Author: Kevin Noble
Publsiher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 1631879871
ISBN 13: 9781631879876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Confidence Book Review:

Creative confidence is about designing and living an extraordinary life. Does this sound interesting and worth pursuing? We were inspired by creative confidence by brothers Tom and David Kelley and the experience of fulfillment from exercising our own creativity. Everyone has a huge reservoir of creativity within them. The question is whether or not you're tapping into the reservoir and getting into action. Many people have yet to discover their creative talents and therefore can't begin to tap into them. Our intention is to provide resources and inspiration to help you find your creative talent so you can start expressing it with confidence. In the same way that companies engage in oil and gas exploration we want you to engage in a creative exploration. Exploration and discovery is not enough however, as you need to develop your confidence to bring forth creativity and manifest it through art, books, professional career or the reinvention of your life. Creativity is like the engine for being fulfilled so you don't wake up 25 years later wondering where your life went or why you're not fulfilled. Your confidence is like the fuel to keep the creative engine going. The combination of your creativity, the pure potentiality of everything that's unique inside of you and confidence, the ability to actually express that pure potentiality, is the recipe for success in every area of your life. Expression of creativity is the highest fulfillment of the human spirit. If you labeled yourself as a non-creative type, then it's time to shatter that paradigm. If you see yourself as highly creative expressing yourself through writing, woodworking, painting or any other medium, then this book will affirm your creative pursuits and inspire you to go to the next level. Start your journey and share some of your success stories. We want people to find their creative confidence to share their stories and inspire others along the way.

Nurturing Creativity

Nurturing Creativity
Author: Rebecca T. Isbell,Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781938113215
ISBN 13: 1938113217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nurturing Creativity Book Review:

Tap into children's natural curiosity and scaffold their creative abilities across all domains of learning--and nurture your own creativity!

Draplin Design Co

Draplin Design Co
Author: Aaron James Draplin
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1613129963
ISBN 13: 9781613129968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Draplin Design Co Book Review:

Esquire. Ford Motors. Burton Snowboards. The Obama Administration. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in com­mon: a teeny, little bit of Aaron James Draplin. Draplin is one of the new school of influential graphic designers who combine the power of design, social media, entrepreneurship, and DIY aesthetic to create a successful business and way of life. Pretty Much Everything is a mid-career survey of work, case studies, inspiration, road stories, lists, maps, how-tos, and advice. It includes examples of his work—posters, record covers, logos—and presents the process behind his design with projects like Field Notes and the “Things We Love” State Posters. Draplin also offers valuable advice and hilarious commentary that illustrates how much more goes into design than just what appears on the page. With Draplin’s humor and pointed observations on the contemporary design scene, Draplin Design Co. is the complete package for the new generation of designers.

Spelling for Life

Spelling for Life
Author: Lyn Stone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN 10: 1134671539
ISBN 13: 9781134671533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spelling for Life Book Review:

A recent survey of 200 teachers asking the question ‘spelling is...?’ resulted in the following adjectives: ‘difficult’, ‘complex’, ‘confusing’, ‘random’, ‘confounding’. Spelling for Life offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, spelling is scientific, law-abiding and even elegant. It explains that spelling is the manipulation of symbols according to agreed-upon patterns that produce predictable results. Spelling errors also fall into sets of predictable patterns. Success in spelling is not a product of intelligence. Many people struggle to spell due to coping strategies developed in place of explicit instruction. What gives spelling its ‘complex’ veneer is the fact that different ways of thinking are required at different levels from word to word. Some words can be spelt as they sound, others have to be visually memorised and some rely on knowledge of core rules about word-structure. A lot of words require more than one strand of knowledge. This book makes clear which strand needs to be applied in different situations. Often pupils who can read and express themselves competently nevertheless find spelling difficult. False assumptions about spelling, such as believing the English language is complex and/or irregular, damage confidence and lead to reluctance to even attempt to spell correctly. Spelling For Life enables teachers and pupils to: learn what the common spelling coping strategies are gain insights into undoing poor spelling habits work together to notice patterns not only in regular spelling, but also in words which on the surface seem to break the spelling rules practise successful spelling strategies, progressing from simple to complex words rapidly and with confidence. Using a synthesis of theory, research and teaching experience, the fascinating nature of English spelling is systematically teased out. The examples and exercises offer an encouraging, accessible way to implement the programme of study and strive to reveal the beauty of spelling. Aided by example lessons, progressive assessments, unique tools and extensive practice lists, this highly acclaimed overview of spelling succeeds in developing critical thinking and confidence when reading and spelling. It can be used in conjunction with any established phonics programme.

The Proximity Paradox

The Proximity Paradox
Author: Kiirsten May,Alex Varricchio
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 1773055186
ISBN 13: 9781773055183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proximity Paradox Book Review:

You’re too close to your business, and it’s killing your creativity Traditional business structures love stability and predictability. Yet many organizations believe the two essential ingredients for long-term success are creativity and innovation. Kiirsten May and Alex Varricchio, founders of the marketing agency UpHouse, call the relationship between these two opposing expectations the Proximity Paradox™ — the belief that those who are closest to a subject are best-qualified to innovate for it, when, in reality, intense proximity limits creativity. Instead, people need to create distance from challenges in order to see the best way forward. May and Varricchio believe that until we can separate innovation and execution within ourselves, we will only innovate to the level at which we can execute the idea. To be effective, we need to create distance between our innovation brain and our execution brain. Unpacking ten common Proximity Paradoxes that affect a company’s people, processes, and industry, the authors share some practical ideas to create the distance necessary for your next great idea. An especially valuable book for creatives, and non-creatives in creative industries, but equally applicable to all businesses that depend on innovation, The Proximity Paradox encourages us to ask hard questions about how we work, how our businesses are structured, and why we routinely find our creativity at odds with what’s asked of us as executors and stewards of the bottom line.

Secrets of a Creative Warrior

Secrets of a Creative Warrior
Author: Seth Greenwald
Publsiher: Lookingood Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2013-01
ISBN 10: 9780988682702
ISBN 13: 0988682702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Creative Warrior Book Review:

You can be successful, extremelysuccessful simply by engaging your inherent creative POWER. It's true. Creativity is not solely for the artist or designer. It can be harnessed and developed by anybody. Creativity is about generating ideas so that you can be successful in all aspects of your life. Success is about MORE. More energy. More choices. More ideas. Typically your first idea is not worth keeping. As you create ideas, you increase the chances of discovering one worth pursuing. More ideas lead to better ideas. And generating ideas is fun. Remember how great you felt as a kid when you let your imagination run free? You can re-live thatjoyful time whenever you choose. There are numerous ways to rattle your brain into inspired, creative thinking. And many of them are based in ACTION. Performing specific activities will engage your latent creative energy quickly and effectively. It's not complicated. Are you interested in furthering your career, developing deeper relationships, or becoming a happier, more satisfied person? Then let the Creative Warrior share with you over 50 simple, yet powerful techniques to help you achieve what you want out of life.

User Friendly

User Friendly
Author: Cliff Kuang,Robert Fabricant
Publsiher: MCD
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 0374713154
ISBN 13: 9780374713157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

User Friendly Book Review:

AMAZON BEST BOOKS OF 2019 PICK FORTUNE WRITERS AND EDITORS' RECOMMENDED BOOKS OF 2019 PICK "User Friendly is a tour de force, an engrossing fusion of scholarly research, professional experience and revelations from intrepid firsthand reporting." —EDWARD TENNER, The New York Times Book Review In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need. Spanning over a century of sweeping changes, from women’s rights to the Great Depression to World War II to the rise of the digital era, this book unpacks the ways in which the world has been—and continues to be—remade according to the principles of the once-obscure discipline of user-experience design. In this essential text, Kuang and Fabricant map the hidden rules of the designed world and shed light on how those rules have caused our world to change—an underappreciated but essential history that’s pieced together for the first time. Combining the expertise and insight of a leading journalist and a pioneering designer, User Friendly provides a definitive, thoughtful, and practical perspective on a topic that has rapidly gone from arcane to urgent to inescapable. In User Friendly, Kuang and Fabricant tell the whole story for the first time—and you’ll never interact with technology the same way again.

Creativity in Research

Creativity in Research
Author: Nicola Ulibarri,Amanda E. Cravens,Anja Svetina Nabergoj,Sebastian Kernbach,Adam Royalty
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN 10: 1108484220
ISBN 13: 9781108484220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity in Research Book Review:

Provides concrete guidance, grounded in scientific literature, for researchers to build creative confidence in their work.