This week I was both surprised and proud when I saw my classmates final inventions and posters. It shocked me how different our ways of thinking were, from the topics we gravitated towards, to the actual construction of the posters, everything was so unique and individualized. Then I watched the video from Braun, called Design that Matters. It seemed like most designers are celebrated for their ability to contract something of use that also tells a remarkable story in a beautiful way. The designer in this short film designed an incense holder that showed the passage of time through notched holes. I thought it was so simply beautiful. What’s more, is I realized this idea of unique design is not just up and coming in the United States but in many other countries as well. One Source, from Denmark, mentioned aborter company in Norway, and the list goes on and on. It’s truly incredible.
Moving from place to place is important and having a solid foundation of a spot where you can go to ideate is crucial. We take in so much data as designers, it’s important to reconnect, process, and develop those ideas into products as much as you can.
In one sense, creativity is the ability of your brain to identify patterns between things that aren’t already held in close cognitive reference. This is why, when we sleep our loose neuroplasticity is accentuated, and we can create better ideas. There are other practices, such as meditation that can help improve creativity as well.
On the other hand, sometimes copying ideas is the best way to come up with something creative. Shakespeare, Beyoncé, and Bob Dylan are notorious creative copiers. Taking another person’s ideas and transforming it into something new is an appropriate and honestly successful way to innovate as well.
Interior design has the capacity to change someones moods/ thoughts and feelings. Design of products have the same power.
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