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Could business design be the missing design ingredient in your team?

Could business design be the missing design ingredient in your team?

Business designers essentially apply design thinking to traditional business strategy to find new opportunities for growth.

How TED Talk alternative 99U can help you create your startup

How TED Talk alternative 99U can help you create your startup

Following on from one of our previous posts on startup ideation, here are some of our favourite 99U talks from a site that’s always a huge source of valuable knowledge and creative inspiration.

What happens when your creative team isn’t diverse enough?

What happens when your creative team isn’t diverse enough?

The issue of diversity — at least when we’re talking about building a creative team — deserves to be about more than ‘balancing the books’ in terms of who is in your team.

Before the brainstorm: some resources to check out before your startup ideation session

Before the brainstorm: some resources to check out before your startup ideation session

If you’re trying to come up with a startup idea that responds to these changes in tech and society or that aims to solve the problems associated with them, you’ll need to adopt a creative mindset.

Mindful Creativity: How to increase creative focus in five steps

Mindful Creativity: How to increase creative focus in five steps

When people talk about overcoming distractions from creativity, they tend to focus on reorganizing to-do lists or emptying inboxes. But in order to set ourselves up for a successful new routine, it’s important to understand who we are and what we’re trying to achieve.

Three Films That Will Make You Rethink Storytelling

Three Films That Will Make You Rethink Storytelling

Storytelling doesn’t just apply to books; it’s changes the way we approach design, write copy, produce campaigns, launch Kickstarter proposals, and bring so many different creative projects to life.

Just do(odle) it: How everyone (yes, everyone!) can effectively sketch ideas

Just do(odle) it: How everyone (yes, everyone!) can effectively sketch ideas

Despite modern design tools and technologies that make iteration and ideation faster and more efficient than ever, some of our best work is still done when we put pen to paper.

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

There is almost never success without failure. So when we are trying to help our teams develop an innovative mind, failure should be part of the conversation.

Some untraditional storytelling inspiration

Some untraditional storytelling inspiration

In this post, we’ll share some examples of our favourite ‘unconventional’ storytelling. These are stories told on untraditional platforms or the creative content being distributed to audiences through them.

What makes a good business designer?

What makes a good business designer?

Having spent time meeting, chatting and listening to business designers of all experience levels, we’ve come up with a list of things we keep hearing when we ask them: “What does it take to be a good business designer?”.

How do we define creativity?

How do we define creativity?

It’s kind of tricky to find a catchy, one-line definition of creativity but, thankfully, quite a few experts on how the brain and the creative process works have had a good go at it for us.

What business design means and how it could make your projects stronger

What business design means and how it could make your projects stronger

It's a fact. Creatives don't want to think about numbers. It's commonly seen as the annoying part, and it's typically pushed until the end of the process. But, it's that the best way?