Learn the Habits of Highly Innovative People
Design has earned the attention of businesses everywhere. The demand for breakthrough ideas couldn’t be stronger. It’s time for smart “idea” people to take center stage. And yet… When given the space to be creative—whether it’s a user interface, data visualization, or new product idea—we often fall back on safe, familiar patterns.
How do we break out of these safe practices? And how do we arrive at creative ideas that solve actual user problems?
What separates the celebrated “creative” person from others is a set of habits, routinely practiced. The ability reframe problems, link unrelated concepts, place insights ahead of ideas— habits such as these are common to innovators everywhere.
In this workshop, speaker Stephen P. Anderson will share the 8 habits of highly innovative people, with a focus on how we, as designers and product teams, can apply these habits in our day-to-day work.
What You’ll Learn:
- Dozens of practical tips and exercises to help you produce more original design ideas
- How to look at nearly any problem from multiple perspectives
- How to reframe problems that are handed to you
- Ways to blend seemingly unrelated ideas to produce something new
- The creative thought process used by Stephen in his day-to-day design and product strategy work
Basically, you’ll learn how to get from “This needs some fresh ideas” to “I don’t know how you do it!”
Who This Workshop is For:
Designers, UX practitioners, and product people of any level looking for ways to arrive at more innovative ideas.
Stephen P. Anderson is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant based out of Dallas, Texas. He created the Mental Notes card deck, a tool that’s widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design. He’s also of the author of the book “Seductive Interaction Design,” which explores this topic of psychology and design in more detail.
Prior to venturing out on his own, Stephen spent more than a decade building and leading teams of information architects, interaction designers and UI developers. He’s designed Web applications for technology startups as well as corporate clients like Nokia, Frito-Lay, Sabre Travel Network, and Chesapeake Energy.
Between public speaking and project work, Stephen offers workshops and training to help organizations manage creative teams, make use of visual thinking, and design better customer experiences.
Date: February 11, 2015
Location: Eretz Israel Museum
Time: 9AM – 5PM
Read Stephen Anderson’s book: Seductive Interaction Design
What happens when you’ve built a great website or app, but no one seems to care? How do you get people to stick around long enough to see how your service might be of value? In Seductive Interaction Design, speaker and author Stephen P. Anderson takes a fresh approach to designing sites and interactions based on the stages of seduction. This beautifully designed book examines what motivates people to act.
Principles from psychology are found throughout the book, along with dozens of examples showing how these techniques have been applied with great success. In addition, each section includes interviews with influential web and interaction designers.