I-Care Team zwaait af!

I-Care Team zwaait af!

We zijn gestart in April en nu is deze nieuwe club binnen T-Mobile klaar met de cursus Tijd voor Tekenen! We hebben omwille van de drukke timing van dit team het 3 lessen format laten varen en de lessen uitgesmeerd over 5 keer. 10 weken samen werken dus! En wat zijn deze mensen vooruit gegaan in hun manier van kijken en uittekenen van innovatie concepten! We hebben zelfs getipt aan een beeldende retoriek, persoonlijke mentale voorkeuren en het in kaart brengen van klanten context en het articuleren van de echte kern van een probleem. Zowaar een korte ontwerpopleiding…;)

Door te focussen op hun uitdagingen wisten Sue, Misha,Samira, Luuk, Mandy, Case, Gürcü , Sylvia en Delano allemaal een verhaal te vinden waar ze achter staan. Nu ze een beeld hebben om mee te lopen begint het nu pas echt. Inzetten van tekenen in gedeeld denken, gebruiken van schets resultaat in powerpoint presentaties en nadenken vanuit meerdere perspectieven… allemaal bovenop hun dagelijkse taken…

We gaan jullie in de gaten houden I-Care!!!
Kom maar door met die succes verhalen… We hebben een mooie CASE…;)

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In review: Design, Architecture and Craft!

When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few days in Montreal, no one’s been allowed to drink the water due to a bacteria leakage, which also means, no coffee.

Tiny women carry amazingly large bags, twice their eighty-pound weight. Some of the women carry babies in slings around front. A good adult picker can harvest over two hundred pounds of cherries and earn $8 a day, more than twice the Guatemalan minimum daily wage.

What is creativity really?

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

This got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done. Hopefully, this will help you decide when it’s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold brew.

Adenosine is kind of like your brain’s battery status monitor.

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

Your brain on coffee

Every coffee drinker is familiar with the feelings after drinking a fresh cup of java. I know after I’ve had a latte or espresso, I feel more focused. If I’m having a conversation with someone, words seem to flow without pauses, ums, or ahs.

Paris Streets

If you decide to drink coffee or beer while you’re working, stick to no more than 2 drinks per sitting and try not to do this more than once or twice per week to prevent dependency. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.

Be Grateful.

It’s really simple. What is one thing today you are really grateful for? What is another? If you can list 3 things a day, you’ll see you have much more going for you than you thought. Soon your list will get so long you’ll be beaming with energy.

  1. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.
  2. They are ways to create chemical changes that occur naturally in your body.
  3. Quality sleep, a healthy diet, and allowing yourself to take breaks.

We are all human as well and humans are not perfect creatures. When you learn to accept yourself, true happiness quickly arises.

All images are under copyright © Laurent Nivalle

Having that Moment (Again!)

Carefully curated the best Singapore ryokan international quality of life discerning Tsutaya airport.

Illustrating each personality with simple lines, bold shades and signature emblems, the “Re-Vision” project is an “exercise in style and synthesis” according to its creators. See some of our favorite postcards from the series below and head over to the studio’s website for the entire collection.

Postcards Club

These striking graphics have also been made into larger promotional posters. In some places, it is possible to send them for a lower fee than for a letter.

Goodwood Festival

Goodwood Festival

The study and collecting of postcards is termed deltiology. Illustrating each personality with simple lines, bold shades and signature emblems, the “Re-Vision” project is an “exercise in style and synthesis” according to its creators. These striking graphics have also been made into larger promotional posters.

Adesigner knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

See some of our favorite postcards from the series below and head over to the studio’s website for the entire collection.  Our inventions make it possible to explore the secret shape of our subject material, to coax it into saying more.

Content precedes design

Intuitiveness can be broken down into a sort of ladder, or a cake with three layers: legibility at the top, metaphor in the middle, and skills at the bottom. By way of example, the concept of scrolling (which we hardly give any thought to) relies on all of them:

  1. It has to be legible. Legibility is about having cues or signals that are unambiguous and recognizable.
  2. Metaphor is the framing concept. In the case of scrolling, either you think of a scroll (the papyrus kind!), where one end rolls up and the other end unrolls to reveal more text, or you think of a window in space that you pan around.
  3. Skills are the motor skills that you pick up. It’s the physical ability to click your mouse on up/down arrows, or to slide your finger across the scroll wheel.

For better or worse, we live in a world of media invention. Instead of reusing a stable of forms over and over, it’s not much harder for us to create new ones. Let’s buy this theme.

It is a purely lyrical process. A kind of musical shriving of the soul, in which there is an encrustation of material.
Paul Graham

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