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A blog on creative affairs
It's reality. There are days when you or your team will be feeling lazy, unmotivated or just not in the mood of going into the ideation process.
If you have been facilitating the creative process or in charge of a creative team before, you know how tough is to direct them without sounding like a dictator or killing their motivation.
An important part of the brainstorming is to arrive at conclusions. Sounds basic, right? Well, that can be the hardest part sometimes. It's not only about the decision-making process (that's a single topic itself) but to agree on what are the ideas we got.
It doesn't matter how well you prepare the exercises for your brainstorming sessions, if the team doesn't come with the right attitude, it will be a disaster.
It's 2017 and project managers still freak out every time they have to calculate how long it will take the creative team to arrive at a solution for the client's brief. We have all been there. It's an endless fight. So, is it impossible to calculate how long the creative process should last?
We all like shortcuts, especially if they can cut us unnecessary time spent in boring "creative" meetings. When it comes to creativity, we depend too much on the Eureka moment, but there are ways to get there quicker.
If you had been managing or working with creative teams before, you probably experienced some anxiety before brainstorming sessions. The question is always the same; Will everyone participate or just show up and be silent?
We’re not saying it is easy, but here you are some tips on how to be a good leader
I bet you are familiar with the concept of "sustainability." Well, that also applies to your team and your own creativity.
Here are some tips to come back to earth and keep things simple
Today we have the one and only protagonist of the soundtrack of your life: music.
conflicts are discussions worth having, because avoiding them causes resentment, frustration and apathy. Here are some tips to focus on how to drive through the bumps without having a crash.
We’re beginning this series on how to find inspiration focusing in another planet in our same galaxy: Art.
Differentiate the adding and the filtering stage. It's not only about creating some order and making the process more efficient but also to create a safer space for your creatives.
We found out that, when brainstorming and doing creative sessions, having someone that looks out for the direction, agenda, methods and goals can be key. This person doesn't have to necessarily influence in the ideas, but on the process.
Let’s grab a highlighter and circle the word “stop”.
A happy creative is a productive creative
If you know what you have to do, you know how to decide.
The Achilles’ heel of the creative world is thinking that there is no point in creativity whatsoever.
We talked to Paloma, researcher at Sound Diplomacy, about music, creativity and how they use Triggers to design their strategies.
Dealing with egos to stop thinking about individuals and work as a team is the key in this creative processes to get to the final destination, alas, the perfect creative result. Here’s some tips to learn how to build on each other ideas as a group:
The environment counts when coming to use your brain and be enlightened by the creativity gods (I would like to have a chat with them if you ever meet them). Here you are some tips to help you out constructing the best nest for magnificent ideas.
Actual, good, valid reasons to get that extra help that will make your creative life 10 times easier
How to wake up the muses and make them serve to your needs
The more we dig into new ways of working, the more we discover methods and tools that promise to turn our teams in super efficient thinking machines. The question is, should we use methods all the time in every single project? Here are some tips to help you decide when you need to use one of these tools.
The Pop Up Agency started as crazy experiment six Hyper Island students decided to take. Four years later, now ran by Abraham and Maksimilian, the agency dedicates all its energy to spreading a simple but polemic message: Everyone is creative.
Let’s face it though, sometimes you just didn’t rest enough because you binge-watched an entire season of Modern Family last night or drank the whole wine production of a small country or both or just LOOK AT THAT BLUE CAR. Here are some tips to focus during creative sessions and let those terrific ideas flow.
Lucy and Andrés are the founders of IAM, a platform that explores the possible futures of some of our favourite topics, including media, arts, education ant the internet.
Do you know those meetings that end up in someone taking things a teeny bit too personally followed by doors slamming and toilet-crying? Let’s just all do our best to forget them.
Yes, we've already had enough of articles talking about Trump and his way of doing things. But hang on a minute: have we already discussed what does Trump mean to creativity?