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Breakthrough Thinking: A Q&A with Thomas Vogel

In the business world there has been a lot of buzz about “design thinking,” “innovation,” “creative thinking,” and more. The rumor is that it’s only the newest fad in business and soon, it too, will fade away in to obscurity …

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4 Creative Exercises to Beat Roadblocks & Burnout

Want some creative inspiration from real design pros? Register for HOW Design Live Online to chat live with your favorite presenters and attend their conference sessions. Enter code HOWLIVE14 at checkout for $100 off! photo from Shutterstock We all encounter …

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The Power of 1 on 1 at HOW Design Live

HOW Design Live showcases nearly 100 expert speakers (including Seth Godin, Maria Popova and Daniel Pink). But the most important person you meet at this year’s design conference may be the person sitting next to you.

Be a Morning Star

CreativeMornings is a highly successful meet-up of design oldies and newbies curated by Tina Roth Eisenberg, the legendary SwissMiss. This year she is trying something special by passing the mic to members of the audience and inviting anyone interested to …

Nobody Wants Your Clever Answers

A constant howling refrain I see on designers’ sites is “clients don’t want creative solutions,” which I have always held as a direct result of designers being almost totally unskilled in selling much of anything. It turns out I’m just …

Herr Bucher's Latest Buch

Stefan Bucher’s 344 Questions? The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, And Artistic Fulfillment is full of questions about the mystery of fulfillment. But enough enigmatic gab from me. I’ll let Herr Bucher tell you about his buch himself …

Today's Obsession: Puzzling and Creativity

An interesting article from the pages of the New York Times science section asserts that creativity is almost entirely connected to play and gaming. The centers of the mind which result in creative outcomes to problems reveal that our minds …