Friday Link Fest {September 14-21, 2012}

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Happy Friday, Rethinkers! Welcome to the second edition of our Friday Fabulosity Link Fest. Hope you’ve all had a great, creative and whimsical week. Here are some of the best articles, talks and images that we shared with you this week. Enjoy and rethink…*

 

On typography…*

ARTICLES

Startups: This is How Design Works ~ A guide for non-designers by Wells Riley. Companies like Apple are making design impossible for startups to ignore. Startups like PathAirbnbSquare, and Massive Health have design at the core of their business, and they’re doing phenomenal work. But what is ‘design’ actually? Is it a logo? A WordPress theme? An innovative UI? It’s so much more than that. It’s a state of mind. It’s an approach to a problem. It’s how you’re going to kick your competitor’s ass. This handy guide will help you understand design and provide resources to help you find awesome design talent. via GOOD.

Tina Seelig: On Unleashing Your Creative Potential ~ Dr. Seelig’s latest book, inGenius: Unleashing Creative Potential, offers insights and tips from a career spent teaching both creativity and entrepreneurship. Jake Cook sat down with Seelig to discuss her own rather unusual career path, the overlooked importance of physical space for big ideas, and tips on how to live a more creative life. via Behance’s 99U.

Creativity & I.Q. What is Divergent Thinking? How is it Helped by Sleep, Humor & Alcohol ~ Right in time for the weekend…* via The Creativity Post, published September 14, 2012.

Why We Need a Universal Language for Creativity in the Classroom ~ If we are to solve for creativity in education, we need a common language that defines what creativity in education means—a set of common values, subjects, and metrics that we can all agree on. See, creativity is inherently a very broad and vague concept—it’s hard to measure. You know when you see it but you can’t define it. Some people feel it is arts, painting, and dance, while others see it as cultivating risk taking, empathy, and design thinking. via GOOD.

 

Traces of ourselves…*

TALKS

Yves Behar: Why Designers Should be in Love with the Process ~ Fuseproject founder Yves Béhar, the creator of the Jawbone headset and the $100 laptop, shares the seven principles that define his unique approach to the design process. His vision is one of “holistic making” in which the designer is involved from beginning to end — from defining the business model to designing the product to manufacturing to marketing. By “being there all the way,” Béhar believes that designers can create great products and accelerate the adoption of new ideas. via Behance’s 99U.

Tips for Thinking Like a Dancer, From Acclaimed Choreographer Wayne McGregor ~ While we all use our kinesthetic intelligence on a daily basis — when we judge the movements necessary to pick up a coffee mug or scoot around a slow walker on a crowded sidewalk — not all of us are conscious of our physical thinking. In this thrilling demonstration given at TEDGlobal, McGregor works with two dancers to bring us into his process of transposing ideas into space and channeling them through different bodies. via TED Blog, published September 14, 2012.

 

 

IMAGES

Underwater Photos that Mimic the Look of Baroque Paintings ~ Hawaii-based photographer Christy Lee Rogers specializes in creating dreamlike photos of people underwater. Her project Reckless Unbound shows people swirling around one another while wearing colorful outfits. The photos are reminiscent of the paintings of old Baroque masters, who would often paint people floating around in heavenly realms. via Peta Pixels, published September 14, 2012

Infographic: 50 People Shaping the Future of Design~ FastCo.Design highlights 50 people who are shaping the future of design. ‘We think that if you look at the ideas each one of these people represents, you’ll find a broad narrative about how design is changing–how businesses are using design in surprising ways, how our interactions with computers and handheld devices are evolving, and how high-tech processes are working their ways into once-static disciplines.’ via FastCo.Design.

Infographic: An Entire Tome Worth Of Innovation Advice, In One Chart ~ Young San Francisco designer Joey Roth doles out life advice in elegantly letterpressed posters. via FastCo.Design, published September, 14, 2012.

Connected Learning: Equitable, Social & Participatory ~ (Hideous but informative) infographic on Connected Learning. Connected learning is a model of learning that holds out the possibility of reimagining the experience of education in the information age. It draws on the power of today’s technology to fuse young people’s interests, friendships, and academic achievement through experiences laced with hands-on production, shared purpose, and open networks. via. Connected Learning.tv

 

1 face. 43 tiny muscles…*

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