Design to Thrive

Design to Thrive
Author: Tharon Howard
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2009-12-08
ISBN 10: 9780080957203
ISBN 13: 008095720X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design to Thrive Book Review:

Social networks and online communities are reshaping the way people communicate, both in their personal and professional lives. What makes some succeed and others fail? What draws a user in? What makes them join? What keeps them coming back? Entrepreneurs and businesses are turning to user experience practitioners to figure this out. Though they are well-equipped to evaluate and create a variety of interfaces, social networks require a different set of design principles and ways of thinking about the user in order to be successful. Design to Thrive presents tried and tested design methodologies, based on the author’s decades of research, to ensure successful and sustainable online communities -- whether a wiki for employees to share procedures and best practices or for the next Facebook. The book describes four criteria, called "RIBS," which are necessary to the design of a successful and sustainable online community. These concepts provide designers with the tools they need to generate informed creative and productive design ideas, to think proactively about the communities they are building or maintaining, and to design communities that encourage users to actively contribute. Provides essential tools to create thriving social networks, helping designers to avoid common pitfalls, avoid costly mistakes, and to ensure that communities meet client needs Contains real world stories from popular, well known communities to illustrate how the concepts work Features a companion online network that employs the techniques outlined in the book

Resilience By Design

Resilience By Design
Author: Ian Snape,Mike Weeks
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 1119794935
ISBN 13: 9781119794936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience By Design Book Review:

Discover how to transform stress and other unwanted states into resilience, clarity, and improved wellbeing with this insightful new book Resilience By Design: How to Survive and Thrive in a Complex and Turbulent World delivers the world’s most detailed and research-backed how-to manual to integrate advances from neuroscience and complexity theory with real world expertise, providing practical techniques that you’ll want to use every day. Alongside well explained scientific theory, each chapter contains dramatic, real-life stories of people from frontline services, elite sports, and everyday survivors who learned to thrive in high pressure, demanding, and often deadly situations. You’ll discover how resilience isn’t just the ability to tough it out; it’s dependent upon an interconnected set of skills, techniques, creative processes, and new understandings of how we think, act, and interact with our environments and each other. If you or someone you care about experiences unwanted stress, anxiety, decision fatigue, overwhelm, or burnout, by applying the step-by-step techniques in this book, you’ll learn to develop resilience, clarity, improved energy, wellbeing, and overall performance. You’ll also learn: There’s no such thing as an inherently stressful situation, workplace, or event. How to appreciate and benefit from the hidden information in your unconscious signals and intuitions How to adapt your decision making to meet the challenges of uncertainty, from the complicated and complex, to the outright chaotic When to define your limits and ‘line in the sand’ so that you never expose yourself to unmanageable risk or potential burnout What is it to, ‘Know Thyself’, through techniques that change perspective and bring clarity even in uncertain, turbulent times Techniques that can be easily taught to people you care about Lifelong resilience and being at your best is available to each of us, no matter what life throws at you. Resilience By Design was derived from the experiences of hundreds of people on the frontline of emergency services, defense, Olympic level sports, business, art, science, and many other areas of expertise—from firefighters and paramedics to social workers and athletes. This book is written for students and teachers, parents and children, caregivers and patients, athletes and coaches, managers and employees, entrepreneurs, and fortune 500 CEOs, and anyone who wishes to know how to survive and thrive in an ever more complex and turbulent world.

Thrive by Design

Thrive by Design
Author: Don Rheem
Publsiher: Forbesbooks
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-07-21
ISBN 10: 9781946633064
ISBN 13: 1946633062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thrive by Design Book Review:

CEO of E3 Solutions Don Rheem offers managers and senior leaders deep insights into what drives employee performance from a brain-based perspective. Thirve by Design introduces you to the triggers of exemplary workplace behavior at a neurological level. Tapping into these triggers leads to increased productivity, well being, accountability, and retention.

Designing Your Work Life

Designing Your Work Life
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 0525655255
ISBN 13: 9780525655251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Your Work Life Book Review:

When Designing Your Life was published in 2016, Stanford’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans taught readers how to use design thinking to build meaningful, fulfilling lives (“Life has questions. They have answers.” –The New York Times). The book struck a chord, becoming an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, in DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work they apply that transformative thinking to the place we spend more time than anywhere else: work. DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE teaches readers how to create the job they want—without necessarily leaving the job they already have. “Increasingly, it’s up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape,” they write, and chapter by chapter, they demonstrate how to build positive change, wherever you are in your career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it’s time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.

How to Thrive in the Next Economy

How to Thrive in the Next Economy
Author: John Thackara
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780500292945
ISBN 13: 0500292949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Thrive in the Next Economy Book Review:

Are there practical solutions to the many global challenges--climate change, poverty, insufficient healthcare--that threaten our way of life? Author John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs. In this clear-eyed but ultimately optimistic book, he argues that, in our eagerness to find big technological solutions, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them. Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, Thackara shows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities creating a replacement economy--one that nurtures the earth and its inhabitants rather than jeopardizing its future--from the ground up. Each chapter is devoted to a concern all humans share--land and water management, housing, what we eat, what we wear, our health, how and why we travel--and demonstrates that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment.

Designing the Compassionate City

Designing the Compassionate City
Author: Jenny Donovan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 1317292359
ISBN 13: 9781317292357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing the Compassionate City Book Review:

Designing the Compassionate City outlines an approach to urban design that is centred on an explicit recognition of the inherent dignity of all people. It suggests that whether we thrive or decline—as individuals or as a community—is dependent on our ability to fulfil the full spectrum of our needs. This book considers how our surroundings help or hinder us from meeting these needs by influencing both what we can do and what we want to do; either inspiring us to lead healthy, fulfilled lives or consigning us to diminished lives tainted by ill health and unfulfilled potential. Designing the Compassionate City looks at how those who participate in designing towns and cities can collaborate with those who live in them to create places that help people to accumulate the life lessons, experiences and achievements, as well as forge the connections to meet their needs, to thrive and to fulfil their potential. The book explores a number of inspiring case studies that have sought to meet this challenge and examines what has worked and what hasn’t. From this, some conclusions are drawn about how we can all participate in creating places that leave a lasting legacy of empowerment and commitment to nurturing one another. It is essential reading for students and practitioners designing happier, healthier places.

Designing Your New Work Life

Designing Your New Work Life
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 0593467450
ISBN 13: 9780593467459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Your New Work Life Book Review:

"Originally published as Designing your work life."

Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 110187533X
ISBN 13: 9781101875339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Your Life Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Equity

Equity
Author: Minal Bopaiah
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 152309026X
ISBN 13: 9781523090266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equity Book Review:

A fast and engaging read, Equity helps leaders create more inclusive organizations using human-centered design and behavior change principles. Even the most passionate advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion have been known to treat equity as the middle child—the concept they skip over to get to the warm, fuzzy feelings of inclusion. But Minal Bopaiah shows throughout this book that equity is critical if organizations really want to leverage differences for greater impact. Equity allows leaders to create organizations where employees can contribute their unique strengths and collaborate better with peers. Bopaiah explains how leaders can effectively raise awareness of systemic bias and craft new policies that lead to better outcomes and lasting behavioral changes. This book is rich in real-world examples, such as managing partners at a consulting firm who learn to retell their personal stories of success by crediting their systemic advantages and news managers at NPR who redesign their processes to support greater diversity among news sources. This slender book expands DEI past human resources initiatives and shows how leaders can embed equity into core business functions like marketing and communications. Filled with humor, heart, and pragmatism, Equity is a guidebook for change, answering the question of how that so many leaders are asking today.

What It Takes To Thrive Techniques For Severe Trauma And Stress Recovery

What It Takes To Thrive  Techniques For Severe Trauma And Stress Recovery
Author: Henden John
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 9813229349
ISBN 13: 9789813229341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What It Takes To Thrive Techniques For Severe Trauma And Stress Recovery Book Review:

This book deals with all aspects of severe trauma and stress recovery. It offers tools and techniques to manage triggers, flashbacks or intrusive thoughts, helping survivors of severe trauma and stress to regain control of their lives. The techniques and advice described here are organised into six sections: Triggers; Flashbacks; Unwelcome Thoughts; Dealing with the Lows; Disturbed Sleep; and Living Life to the Full: Meaning and Purpose in Life. Readers can refer to each section and experiment with methods that work best for them. This is a useful guide for survivors of severe trauma and stress, psychotherapists, social workers, counsellors, welfare workers and volunteers in the field. Contents: DedicationDisclaimerThe Book's PurposeIntroductionHow to Use This HandbookThe Term "Survivor"AcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorDealing with "Triggers"How to Deal with FlashbacksHow to Deal with Unwelcome ThoughtsDealing with "The Lows"Dealing with Sleep DisturbanceLiving Life to the Full (or, as Full as Possible)Appendices: Reassuring Things for Survivors to KnowWhat Survivors Have Found to be Helpful in This WorkHelpful Questions and Statements from the WorkerThe Three Stages: Victim –Survivor–Thriver (Living Life to the Full, or as Full as Possible)Blocks to DisclosingHow to Avoid Retraumatisation and RevictimisationBenefits of Doing This Important WorkTwo-Day Solution-Focused Workshops on Working with Severe Trauma and StressSupporting Research Evidence for Solution-Focused Brief TherapyBibliographyIndex Readership: Psychotherapists, counsellors, welfare and social workers, volunteers in social and welfare work, and survivors of trauma and abuse. Keywords: Survivors;Severe Trauma;Stress, Techniques;Thrivers;PTSD;Solution Focused;Strengths;Disclosing;Re-Traumatisation;Re-Victimistion;Empathy;Evaluation;Triggers;Flashbacks;Unwelcome Thoughts;Sleep Disturbance;Lows;Living Life to the FullReview: "It is useful for anyone who wants to manage their lives better and seek to take steps to a better way of being and doing. I will be recommending this book to the people I work with as it explains so much, so simply and in bite size chunks." Steve Flatt Director Psychological Therapies Unit, Liverpool, UK "This book serves as a compendium of immediately applicable tools to use with people who have experienced trauma. A beginning practitioner will be able to act as a seasoned therapist using this book and the experienced trauma clinician will find it a highly practical reminder of what works and perhaps get a few new ideas." Stephen M Langer, PhD Director, Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center, Olympia, WA USA faculty, International Trauma Treatment Program, USA "As a family therapist, this book will not sit on my bookshelf: It will be in my hands and on my mind for a long time, with the best hope of it influencing my practice. As a trainer in Solution Focused Practice, John Henden's book contributes many very useful and concrete tools and techniques for people suffering from severe trauma and stress. The book is set to be included in my education program at the Danish Solution Focused Institute." Anne-Marie Wulf Managing Director, Solutionsbywulf; and Chair of Danish Solution Focused Institute, Denmark "A thoroughly practical and helpful read. The information contained enables one to take immediate and action. We u

Designing Reality

Designing Reality
Author: Neil Gershenfeld,Alan Gershenfeld,Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0465093485
ISBN 13: 9780465093489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Reality Book Review:

That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything Two digital revolutions -- computing and communication -- have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially, to turn data into objects: Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed, thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time.

Engagement by Design

Engagement by Design
Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,Russell J. Quaglia,Dominique Smith,Lisa L. Lande
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-08-19
ISBN 10: 1506394469
ISBN 13: 9781506394466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engagement by Design Book Review:

Every teacher wants engaged students. No student wants to be bored. So why isn't every classroom teeming with discussion and activity centred on the day's learning expectations? Engagement by Design gives you a framework for making daily improvements in engaging your students, highlighting opportunities that offer the greatest benefit in the least amount of time. You'll learn how focusing on relationships, clarity, and challenge can make all the difference in forging a real connection with students. Engagement by Design puts you in control of managing your classroom's success and increasing student learning, one motivated student at a time.

Design and Play

Design and Play
Author: Sam Aquillano,Amanda Hawkins,Jennifer Jackson,Matthew Whiman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2017-09-20
ISBN 10: 9780999090602
ISBN 13: 0999090607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Deer Resistant Design

Deer Resistant Design
Author: Karen Chapman
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 1604699329
ISBN 13: 9781604699326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deer Resistant Design Book Review:

“Fear deer no more! The best source I’ve seen on the topic!” —Tracy DiSabato-Aust, award-winning garden designer and best-selling author Deer are one of the most common problems a gardener can face. These cute but pesky animals can quickly devour hundreds of dollars’ worth of plants. And common solutions include the use of unattractive fencing and chemicals. In Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman offers another option—intentional design choices that result in beautiful gardens that coexist with wildlife. Deer-Resistant Design showcases real home gardens across North America—from a country garden in New Jersey to a hilltop hacienda in Texas—that have successfully managed the presence of deer. Each homeowner also shares their top ten deer-resistant plants, all welcome additions to a deer-challenged gardeners shopping list. A chapter on deer-resistant container gardens provides suggestions for making colorful, captivating, and imaginative containers. Lushly illustrated and filled with practical advice and inspiring design ideas, Deer-Resistant Design is packed with everything you need to confidently tackle this challenging problem.

The Business Model Book

The Business Model Book
Author: Adam J. Bock,Gerard George
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN 10: 1292135727
ISBN 13: 9781292135724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business Model Book Book Review:

Business models are the beating heart of your firm's value proposition. Great business models drive rapid growth; bad business models can doom the most promising ventures. Brilliant Business Models clearly shows you how to create, test, adapt, and innovate successful and appropriate business models in any business context. Every company has a business model. When the business model works, the company creates value. Brilliant Business Models combines the latest research, straightforward tools and current examples to bring this surprisingly tricky topic to life. Straightforward cases from the author's research and experience highlight key lessons. This book applies a novel, life-cycle based approach to make business models relevant to your company's development stage. Your company changes over time—so should your business model. Understand how and why business models matter to your organisations success Learn how to evaluate and test business models to identify the most appropriate model Use the business model life-cycle approach to keep your business model relevant and successful. “Clever, innovative, and simple -- a must read workbook for entrepreneurs!” Charles CHEN Yidan, Co-Founder, Tencent Holdings. “Buy it. Read it. Most importantly, use it!” John Mullins, London Business School, Author of The Customer-Funded Business and The New Business Road Test. “This may well turn out to be your scrapbook for business models. An excellent resource that will get your ideas flowing!” Shane Corstorphine, VP, Regional Growth (Global Regions) and General Manager (Americas), Skyscanner.

Rotman on Design

Rotman on Design
Author: Roger L. Martin,Karen Christensen
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1442616202
ISBN 13: 9781442616202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rotman on Design Book Review:

Over the past decade, the Rotman School of Management and its award-winning publication, Rotman magazine, have proved to be leaders in the emerging field of design thinking. Employing methods and strategies from the design world to approach business challenges, design thinking can be embraced at every level of an organization to help build innovative products and systems, and to enhance customer experiences. This collection features Rotman magazine's best articles on design thinking and business design. Insights are drawn from the people on the frontlines of bringing design into modern organizations, as well as from the leading academics who are teaching design thinking to a new generation of global leaders. Rotman on Design is divided into three sections, each of which features an all-new introduction by a prominent thought leader. The selections cover a variety of practical topics, focusing on why design methodologies are so important today and how they can be introduced into organizations that have never before considered design thinking. They also illustrate the particular skills that promote great design - whether it be of a new business plan, a user experience, a health care system, or an economic policy. Together, the articles in this collection will help managers to thrive and prepare for future challenges. Anyone who is interested in fostering creativity and innovation in their organization will benefit from this engaging book.

Built to Sell

Built to Sell
Author: John Warrillow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 1101514116
ISBN 13: 9781101514115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Sell Book Review:

According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency. Alex turns to Ted, an entrepreneur and old family friend, who encourages Alex to pursue three criteria to make his business sellable: * Teachable: focus on products and services that you can teach employees to deliver. * Valuable: avoid price wars by specialising in doing one thing better than anyone else. * Repeatable: generate recurring revenue by engineering products that customers have to repurchase often.

Net Smart

Net Smart
Author: Howard Rheingold
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-03-16
ISBN 10: 0262300729
ISBN 13: 9780262300728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net Smart Book Review:

A media guru shows us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. But how can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded people rather than multitasking basket cases? In Net Smart, cyberculture expert Howard Rheingold shows us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Mindful use of digital media means thinking about what we are doing, cultivating an ongoing inner inquiry into how we want to spend our time. Rheingold outlines five fundamental digital literacies, online skills that will help us do this: attention, participation, collaboration, critical consumption of information (or "crap detection"), and network smarts. He explains how attention works, and how we can use our attention to focus on the tiny relevant portion of the incoming tsunami of information. He describes the quality of participation that empowers the best of the bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and other online community participants; he examines how successful online collaborative enterprises contribute new knowledge to the world in new ways; and he teaches us a lesson on networks and network building. Rheingold points out that there is a bigger social issue at work in digital literacy, one that goes beyond personal empowerment. If we combine our individual efforts wisely, it could produce a more thoughtful society: countless small acts like publishing a Web page or sharing a link could add up to a public good that enriches everybody.

Why Design Matters

Why Design Matters
Author: Debbie Millman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN 10: 0062872982
ISBN 13: 9780062872982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Design Matters Book Review:

Foreword by Roxane Gay “Debbie Millman brings her Design Matters podcast, ‘about how the most creative people in the world create their lives,’ to the page with this excellent interview anthology. Sharpened by Millman’s penetrating commentary, the candid musings teem with insight and empathy. This sparkling collection is one to be savored slowly.”—Publisher’s Weekly The author, educator, brand consultant, and host of the widely successful and award-winning podcast Design Matters showcases dozens of her most exciting interviews, bringing together insights and reflections from today’s leading creative minds from across diverse fields. “Debbie Millman has become a singular voice in the world of intimate, enlightening conversations. She has demonstrated time, and again, why design matters.”—Roxane Gay, from the foreword Over the course of her popular podcast’s fifteen-year reign, Debbie Millman has interviewed more than 400 creative minds. In those conversations, she has not only explored what it means to design a creative life, but has, as Millman’s wife, Roxane Gay, assesses in her foreword, “created a gloriously interesting and ongoing conversation about what it means to live well, overcome trauma, face rejection, learn to love and be loved, and thrive both personally and professional.” In this illustrated, curated anthology, Millman includes approximately 80 of her best interviews with visionaries from across diverse fields. Grouped by category—Legends, Truth Tellers, Culture Makers, Trendsetters, and Visionaries—these eye-opening, entertaining, and enlightening conversations—offer insights into new ways of being and living. Accompanying each entry is a brief biography, a portrait photographed by Millman, and a pull quote written in Millman’s artistic hand. Why Design Matters features 100 images and includes interviews with: Marina Abramovic, Cey Adams, Elizabeth Alexander, Laurie Anderson, Lynda Barry, Allison Bechdel, Michael Bierut, Brené Brown, Alain de Botton, Eve Ensler, Shepard Fairey, Tim Ferriss, Louise Fili, Kenny Fries, Anand Girhidardas, Cindy Gallop, Malcolm Gladwell, Milton Glaser, Ira Glass, Seth Godin, Thelma Golden, Gabrielle Hamilton, Steven Heller, Jessica Hische, Michael R. Jackson, Oliver Jeffers, Saeed Jones, Thomas Kail, Maira Kalman, Chip Kidd, Anne Lamott, Elle Luna, Carmen Maria Machado, Thomas Page McBee, Erin McKeown, Chanel Miller, Mike Mills, Marilyn Minter, Isaac Mizrahi, Nico Muhly, Eileen Myles, Emily Oberman, Amanda Palmer, Priya Parker, Esther Perel, Maria Popova, Edel Rodriguez, Paula Scher, Amy Sherald, Simon Sinek, Pete Souza, Aminatou Sow, Brandon Stanton, Cheryl Strayed, Amber Tamblyn, Christina Tosi, Tea Uglow, Chris Ware, and Albert Watson.

Creative Acts for Curious People

Creative Acts for Curious People
Author: Sarah Stein Greenberg,Stanford d.school
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 1984858173
ISBN 13: 9781984858177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Acts for Curious People Book Review:

“A delightful, compelling book that offers a dazzling array of practical, thoughtful exercises designed to spark creativity, help solve problems, foster connection, and make our lives better.”—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author and host of the Happier podcast In an era of ambiguous, messy problems—as well as extraordinary opportunities for positive change—it’s vital to have both an inquisitive mind and the ability to act with intention. Creative Acts for Curious People is filled with ways to build those skills with resilience, care, and confidence. At Stanford University’s world-renowned Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, aka “the d.school,” students and faculty, experts and seekers bring together diverse perspectives to tackle ambitious projects; this book contains the experiences designed to help them do it. A provocative and highly visual companion, it’s a definitive resource for people who aim to draw on their curiosity and creativity in the face of uncertainty. Teeming with ideas about discovery, learning, and leading the way through unknown creative territory, Creative Acts for Curious People includes memorable stories and more than eighty innovative exercises. Curated by executive director Sarah Stein Greenberg, after being honed in the classrooms of the d.school, these exercises originated in some of the world’s most inventive and unconventional minds, including those of d.school and IDEO founder David M. Kelley, ReadyMade magazine founder Grace Hawthorne, innovative choreographer Aleta Hayes, Google chief innovation evangelist Frederik G. Pferdt, and many more. To bring fresh approaches to any challenge–world changing or close to home–you can draw on exercises such as Expert Eyes to hone observation skills, How to Talk to Strangers to foster understanding, and Designing Tools for Teams to build creative leadership. The activities are at once lighthearted, surprising, tough, and impactful–and reveal how the hidden dynamics of design can drive more vibrant ways of making, feeling, exploring, experimenting, and collaborating at work and in life. This book will help you develop the behaviors and deepen the mindsets that can turn your curiosity into ideas, and your ideas into action.