Re-blog: Guiding and Fostering Creativity

A useful reminder of what we need to feed our creativity.
(Disclosure: this blog is written by a friend of mine who teaches design to high school kids)

Design Drawer

In my wandering through inter-space I came across this article that rang true for teaching DVC and getting into a creative process. We all at some stage wonder why we are feeling underwhelmed or unmotivated when it comes to a Design Project. I can only begin to imagine how students sometimes feel, what with life getting in the way. (hold on, been there, remember the feeling, ugh, so glad I’m not a teenager). This list sums up the useful points I particularly like:

  • Just get it out, no matter how crappy that first draft.
  • Don’t try for perfect. Just get it out there, asap, and get feedback.
  • Constantly make it better.
  • Get out, move, see new things, talk to new people.
  • Read wildly different things. Especially stuff you disagree with.
  • Get lots of rest. Overwork kills creativity.

The first three I can relate to participating-in and evolving their design work…

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