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Foraging for Creativity

Tin Kadoic
February 15, 2014

Foraging for Creativity

What ingredients for creativity can be found in the wild? How do other professionals analyse and approach the topic of creativity?

What recommendations from the world’s best chef can be useful for a UX designer?

Presentation based on my article "Foraging for Creativity".
https://medium.com/about-creativity/9a17aad484d5

Tin Kadoic

February 15, 2014
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  1. WIAD @Kino Europa, Zagreb February 15th 2014
    Foraging for Creativity
    What recommendations from the world’s best
    chef can be useful for a UX designer?

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  2. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    IxD 10+ years
    School of Design 4+ years
    !
    — Tin Kadoić

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  3. Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. In Progress
    3. Methods
    4. Tools
    5. Conclusion

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  4. Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. In Progress
    3. Methods
    4. Tools
    5. Conclusion

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  5. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Art was "the making of
    things, according to rules."
    It contained no creativity.
    Ancient Greece and Rome Medieval Renaissance

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  6. Ancient Greece and Rome
    Laocoön and His Sons, Vatican

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  7. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Creatio is God's act of
    creatio ex nihilo —
    creation from nothing.
    Ancient Greece and Rome Renaissance
    Medieval

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  8. Medieval
    La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

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  9. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Creativity comes directly
    from the self.
    Ancient Greece and Rome Medieval Renaissance

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    Renaissance

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  11. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    C = ƒa(KIE)
    Knowledge
    Imagination
    Evaluation
    Ruth Noller

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  12. creative mind.
    We’re not particulary strong or fast
    but we have the ability to have a

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  13. Creativity vs Innovation

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  14. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Innovation
    1. identifying problems, needs, or opportunities
    2. generating ideas to address selected problems,
    needs, or opportunities
    3. moving the best ideas to completion
    4. generating value from those ideas.
    Creativity
    Creativity is the ability to make connections
    that result in ideas.

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  15. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Creativity is a skill and
    innovation is a process.
    !
    ― Jim Link

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  16. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    UX Designer vs IA
    So to some, a user experience designer differs from an
    IA in that the practitioner has an added focus on a
    creatively lead brand experience as opposed to an
    approach based solely on solid usability principles and
    the organisation of information.

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  17. Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. In Progress
    3. Methods
    4. Tools
    5. Conclusion

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  18. René Redzepi

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  19. #wiadhr @tinkadoic

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  20. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Inspiration Motivation
    Creativity

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  21. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Creativity is the ability to store
    the special moments, big or small,
    that occur throughout your life,
    then being able to see how they
    connect to the moment you’re in.

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  22. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Foraging

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  23. Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. In Progress
    3. Methods
    4. Tools
    5. Conclusion

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  24. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    While conformity is necessary for
    evolution, I would suggest it's not
    sufficient, that it also requires
    creativity.
    !
    ― Gerard Puccio

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  25. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source:#sleepbot

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  26. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source:#lunchbox

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  27. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source:#paper

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  28. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source:#letterpress

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  29. 2
    LIMITATIONS

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  30. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    I think creativity thrives off
    constraints. When I have
    limitations, it does make it
    much better.
    !
    ― Jessica Walsh

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  31. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source:

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    Source:

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    Source:

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  34. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Alone we can do so little;
    together we can do so much.
    !
    ― Helen Keller

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  35. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    To keep on going, you have
    to keep up the rhythm.
    !
    ― Haruki Murakami

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  36. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source: Foursquare

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  37. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Creativity is intelligence
    having fun.
    !
    — Albert Einstein

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  38. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source: #making

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  39. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source: #timehop

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    Source:

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  41. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source: #basecamp

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  42. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    The worst enemy to
    creativity is self-doubt.
    !
    — Sylvia Plath

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  43. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    If you want to have good ideas
    you must have many ideas.
    !
    — Linus Pauling

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  44. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    …In fact, there seems to be a
    pattern in our creative
    momentum. We only really
    progress when we’re in a
    positive state of mind…
    !
    — Rene Redzepi

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  45. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Source: #frontback #vine vs #mailbox #runkeeper
    VS
    Negative Positive

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  46. 9
    SIDE PROJECTS

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  47. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Believe in side projects. Tattly was
    a side project; swissmiss was a
    side project; CreativeMornings
    was a side project; TeuxDeux was
    a side project.
    !
    ― Tina Roth Eisenberg

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  48. #wiadhr @tinkadoic

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  49. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    The best way to complain is to do
    something.
    !
    ― LCD Soundsystem

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  50. Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. In Progress
    3. Methods
    4. Tools
    5. Conclusion

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  51. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    1. Sketching

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    1. Sketching is an expression of thinking and
    problem-solving.
    2. It’s a form of visual communication, and, as in
    all languages, some ways of communicating
    are clearer than others.
    3. Sketching is a skill: the more you do it, the
    better you’ll get at it.
    Sketching ≠ Drawing

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  53. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Ferran Adrià

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  54. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    2. Thinking underwater

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    3. Sparking

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  56. Matea Bronić

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  57. 3. Sparking
    F-I Website, Look&Feel

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  58. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Creativity, of course, doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
    It requires inspiration and research to effectively
    harness your imagination.
    Sparking Creativity

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  59. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    4. Instant Feedback

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  60. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Creators need an immediate
    connection to what they create.
    !
    ― Bret Victor

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  61. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    THE LAKE. THE NIGHT. THE CRICKETS.
    THE RAVINE. THE ATTIC. THE
    BASEMENT. THE TRAPDOOR. THE BABY.
    THE CROWD. THE NIGHT TRAIN. THE
    FOG HORN. THE SCYTHE. THE CARNIVAL.
    THE CAROUSEL. THE DWARF. THE
    MIRROR MAZE. THE SKELETON.
    5. Lists

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  62. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    These lists were the provocations,
    finally, that caused my better stuff
    to surface.
    !
    ― Ray Bradbury

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    6. Resources

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  64. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Works That Work Works That Work is an international magazine
    for the curious mind, intending to surprise its readers with a rich
    mix of diverse subjects connected by the theme of unexpected
    creativity that improved our lives.
    Works That Work — Magazine of Unexpected Creativity

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  65. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    An online magazine for the creative community
    published weekly by 4ormat.
    Explore Create Repeat

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  66. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Why do people create? Where does that desire to create
    come from? How do internal and external forces influence
    creativity? Is it possible to be satisfied creatively?
    The Great Discontent

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  67. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    Everything else
    The world is amazing.

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  68. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    1. Sketching
    2. Thinking (underwater)
    3. Sparking
    4. Instant Feedback
    5. Lists
    6. Resources

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  69. Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. In Progress
    3. Methods
    4. Tools
    5. Conclusion

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  70. #wiadhr @tinkadoic
    We were born to be creative. We don't have to
    wait for our creativity to magically appear.

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  71. Thanks.
    @tinkadoic

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