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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.

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?

How to work smart, not hard, as a creative

How to work smart, not hard, as a creative

There are many conventionalisms we should change when it comes to working culture. One of the most significant is probably the amount of time we spend at the office.

The importance of creating the right mood for your creative workshop

The importance of creating the right mood for your creative workshop

Curious, excited, safe and playful are some of the critical moods you want participants to have. It will allow them to create freely and comfortable. The question is; can you change the way people feel?

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.

Users feedback: Sven (Creative director)

Users feedback: Sven (Creative director)

We talked to Sven to know how they are using Triggers in their daily work.

Pro tip for creatives: bring the right energy at the right time

Pro tip for creatives: bring the right energy at the right time

The creative process can be much like a rollercoaster. Up and down and up again in no time. It's impossible to avoid these emotional curves, but what you can do is identify them and fight back.

How to use Triggers cards with your clients

How to use Triggers cards with your clients

Triggers is excellent opening creative paths and making it very easy for everyone to come up with ideas. Even your clients don't have any training; they'll have a great and useful time using the cards.

How to set your team's goal for an ideation session

How to set your team's goal for an ideation session

A goal is the essential part of a team. Without a goal, your team is just a group of people gathering around. There would be no purpose and no clear direction. That's why, before every creative meeting, we advise you to set the goal of the session very clear.

Rotating roles in a team: good or bad idea?

Rotating roles in a team: good or bad idea?

We understand roles are necessary to maintain a clear structure in a team and organisation. But there is a way you can add some fun to it; experimenting with the creative process.

How many Triggers cards should I use in each session?

How many Triggers cards should I use in each session?

Ideating with Triggers cards could be addictive! That isn't necessarily a bad thing (we assure you there are no health contraindications), but we recommend to put a limit on the number of cards you use for each session. 

Levelling the voices in your team

Levelling the voices in your team

Making sure everyone in the team participates in the creative process is a hard task. We are not only dealing with different personalities, but there are also many factors that could make some people quiet and others too loud.