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How to design companies that push for a better society

How to design companies that push for a better society

If we read the news, we could end up asking ourselves: is it even possible to design better companies that not only make the profit but care about society and the world?

Why some tasks can block your creative process

Why some tasks can block your creative process

There are some tasks that you immediately jump to solve, and others you keep delaying forever. It's normal; it happens to everyone. But, do you know why?

Organising your team before an ideation session

Organising your team before an ideation session

Like any other task, creativity needs some planning. Here is our short list of everything you need to prepare.

How to create modern brands with the help of Triggers

How to create modern brands with the help of Triggers

Creating a company personality can be tough. There are many things to take in consideration today, from the way it uses social media to the design and visual aspect. 

Creativity and design news of the week (20.04.18)

Creativity and design news of the week (20.04.18)

We are always keeping an eye on what's new in the creative industry. It's not only useful to know what's going on but also to get inspiration and find new ideas.

Tips on using Triggers; get the most of your creative sessions

Tips on using Triggers; get the most of your creative sessions

Even when the cards are a straightforward tool to use, you need the right attitude and mindset. To get the most of them, follow these simple rules.

Dealing with the emotional rollercoaster during creative projects

Dealing with the emotional rollercoaster during creative projects

How do emotions affect creatives? We have to be honest; the creative process is full of intense feelings.

Filtering ideas; avoid chaos creating categories

Filtering ideas; avoid chaos creating categories

To make this problem less severe, we advise you to create some order while you ideate. You can do this in several ways.

Preparing check questions to test your ideas

Preparing check questions to test your ideas

Let's be honest. A lot of times we just go with our instincts and let them dictate what idea we'll choose. We think that's a valid way of doing things, but what if we could make it better?

Why creatives should run more co-creation sessions

Why creatives should run more co-creation sessions

If you haven't done it already, we recommend you to try it out. Not because it's a trend, but because it has positive points you should consider.

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.