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A guide to creating your design tools

A guide to creating your design tools

Tools are a great way to help our creative flow going. There are many different ones; from canvases to cards and step by step methods. Lately, we truly see an explosion of design tools.

How to ideate under stress

How to ideate under stress

Having the pleasure of working focused and calmed sounds excellent, but, does it meet reality? We know how deadlines work and clients demands can be extremely challenging. 

Big news! Launching four new Triggers decks

Big news! Launching four new Triggers decks

Proud to present you the second the second generation of Triggers decks

Why analogue tools works great for brainstorming

Why analogue tools works great for brainstorming

You might ask yourself; why are they using paper so much? Aren't we in the digital era? The thing is there is a reason for that.

Using constraints as a decisive element in the ideation process

Using constraints as a decisive element in the ideation process

We commonly say that having a lot of freedom helps creatives do a better job. But is that the case?

Where to start a brainstorming session

Where to start a brainstorming session

We all have this adrenaline rush when it comes to starting a new project. You gather all the info, make a good debrief and then it's time to start generating ideas. And that's precisely the moment when you go "now what?".

Bringing inspiration to your brainstorming sessions

Bringing inspiration to your brainstorming sessions

If you decide to ask your team to bring inspiring examples to share before you start ideating, try having this approach; not only look at them but analyse them and gain insights.

Using empathy to create better ideas

Using empathy to create better ideas

Creatives have a difficult job. They are asked to come up with ideas that will work for others. It's a task that requires a lot of empathy and observation skills.

Avoiding blocked situations when discussing ideas

Avoiding blocked situations when discussing ideas

We've been all there. There is a specific type of disagreement that you just know it will go nowhere. It's an endless loop. Just back and forth with the same answer from both sides.

The reason why you shouldn't kill ideas at the beginning

The reason why you shouldn't kill ideas at the beginning

There is a simple way of reasoning why this won't benefit you or the outcome of your creative session. 

How to train your creative muscle

How to train your creative muscle

Creativity is something you can train and develop. Some people might find it easier because of their education or previous experience, but we can all be creative in one way or another. It's just a matter of practice.

Brainstorming sessions: should you keep your first idea?

Brainstorming sessions: should you keep your first idea?

There are tons of quotes from old-school advertising gurĂºs saying that you should discard your first 10 (and even 100) ideas. Apparently, those solutions are supposed to be too obvious or not elaborated enough. But, is that true?