'Packed end to end with ways to see the world in new ways' Mike Krieger, cofounder, Instagram
'Designed to spark creativity, help solve problems, foster connection and make our lives better' Gretchen Rubin
'Navigate today's world with agility, resilience and imagination' Lorraine Twohill, CMO, Google
What do they teach you at the most prestigious design school in the world?
For the first time, you can find out. This highly-visual guide brings to life the philosophies of some of the d.school's most inventive and unconventional minds, including founder David Kelley, Choreographer Aleta Hayes and Google Chief Innovation Evangelist Frederik Pferdt and more.
Creative Acts for Curious People is packed with ideas about the art of learning, discovery and leading through creative problem solving. With exercises including:
- 'Expert Eyes' to test your observation skills
- 'How to Talk to Strangers' to foster understanding
- 'Designing Tools for Teams' to build creative leadership
Revealing the hidden dynamics of design, and delving inside the minds of the profession's most celebrated thought-leaders, this definitive guide will help you live up to your creative potential.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 892 g
Dimensions: 246 x 186 x 23 mm
Mastering the skills of creativity, inventiveness, and improvisation may seem to be out of reach, but not if you are brave enough to read this extraordinary book. With memorable illustrations and compelling exercises, Creative Acts for Curious People clearly lays out practical ways to overcome any obstacle * Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of Rebel Talent *
"Attending classes at the d.school changed my life. I learned that to build empathy and creativity, you have to break out of habits and patterns to see the world in new ways. This book is packed end to end with ways to do just that by taking any part of the design process to a new level, be it in the initial need-finding stage or deep into the execution phase. The illustrations are great too! * Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram *
"I've seen firsthand how the d.school thinks about creativity and design. Creative Acts for Curious Peoplemakes the genius of Sarah Stein Greenberg and the d.school available and accessible to everyone. The experiences inside this book teach both the hard and soft skills that we all need to navigate today's world with agility, resilience, and imagination * Lorraine Twohill, chief marketing officer at Google *
Talent and intelligence are universal, but resources and opportunities are not. This book offers everyone what I experienced at the d.school-the realization that when you believe in your own creativity and support people in cultivating their own, together we can create a new future * Michael Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton, California, and founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income *
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