A question I won’t ask my lover but must ask my client.
One effective advice I’ve adopted for my couple-hood is to switch the “Why” into “I”
So instead of asking “ Why did you do that? ”
I’ll say “ I would love it if you do it like that ”
This way I switch from using >
The other + past + blaming
Myself + future + longing.
It always works bringing us one step closer to each other :)
when kicking off a professional relationship and leading a strategic design process the “why” is a…
It is our commitment to our own journey that will draw our users journeys, experiences and our own performance.
So in order to create journeys we must first commit to step into a journey of our own.
In this journey we better not be alone, collaboration, reflection and being led are some important ingredients of the adventure .
A good journey starts by touching home base. Taking the time to re-validate our mission and its true desired impact. …
A positive significant experience is constructed from two opposed qualities ; the known and the unknown. A sense of home and a sense of an adventure. Together they provide a complete positive experience.We love feeling safe and to be familiar with our surrounding, but we are also curious creatures that are triggered to explore the unfamiliar, to develop, expand and sense new fresh experiences.This is one of my key principals when designing experiences:
Creating a safe & secure state in the midst of a new adventurous experience.
Home-Safe Elements Include:
Adventurous Elements Include:
HOW CAN YOU GET INSPIRED?🤔Increase Your Creative Skills
Inspiration can be tricky and elusive. It comes and goes randomly.
We wish for it to be just a little more stable and calm when we need to be creatively productive. Well here is a quick inspiration recruiting trick:
I can find Inspiration everywhere and anytime, because inspiration to me is a state of mind, state of gratitude and my gratitude is up to me.
So when I’m in search of inspiration the question I’ll ask myself is not “What will inspire me or where can I get inspired now?”…
CAN YOU DROP THE CONTEXT? Creativity Practice, Increase Your Creative Skills
Note on ABSTRACTION.
PLAYING ABSTRACTION. I often try.
I gaze at a familiar landscape, I loose focus and blur it all up. I flip and turn it so it won’t make sense and then I just do it, I drop context.
When focus returns I see nude forms and fresh relations.
Im free of my own self-adopted pattern of sight and thought. My social, political, mental, emotional, psychological patterns.
Now innate, neutral and nude qualities arise and creativity hops in to PLAY!
Textures, colors, patterns, forms, shapes, borders, blends, contrasts, similarities all celebrate and spark my experience. LUNA PARK🎡.
It’s then I can gently land back to our elusive world of constraints vs. opportunities. World of context.
Every morning I go out into the open spaces. The fields | The cliffs | The beach | The nature reserve.
Every morning (almost) for three years now.
It is a decision I consciously made, and which stemmed from a deep-seated desire for change. The decision hung over me through a time in which I had dared to let go of my comfort zones. Let go of anchors that gave me much confidence and self-esteem, but which appeared to be no longer of service to my growth.
Like many (I guess), my life is full to the brim. So full…