With the year 2020 coming up next – I think that with the passing of yet another decade – we are right now on the verge of something exciting and fresh! According to many trend reports, we will soon witness significant changes in our consumerist culture and as for working life. Now is the time to start planning for future crops based on the harvest of last year.
Today, in the middle of the hottest heatwave of the summer holiday season, I decided to finally put together this blog post on how to spot and choose the best digital agency or design team for hire. Outsourcing design is a growing trend – but how to choose the best people to execute a demanding UX/UI design project or other ambitious digital service design project with your own internal team?
”To think in a divergent mode requires more attention than thinking in the usual convergent style”, says the philosopher and psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. I fully agree with this notion. In the book “Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention”, Csíkszentmihályi deals with various aspects of creativity. According to Csíkszentmihályi, creativity is often misunderstood, … Continue reading On Cultivating Creativity and Divergent Thinking
Many companies are now becoming software driven and they need to deliver genuine value, build useable, intuitive and desirable interfaces so that people can operate them quickly and effectively with their mobile and other devices. This is harder than it seems and takes a great deal of time, skill and talent to achieve. Design sprints … Continue reading The Value of Design Sprints Explained
With the great Black Friday deals at Amazon and other bookstores around it is now time to order the most inspiring books on your bucket list by the holidays. I am very much looking forward to having the time to catch up on reading. My most recent purchases for this upcoming holiday season include books on … Continue reading On the Complex Relationship between Meditation and Productivity
How do successful organizations cultivate creativity? And what is it that makes generating and maintaining an outstanding organizational culture so challenging? The organization’s capacity to innovate, as well as its creativity and connectivity are increasingly highlighted as essential for success. The concepts of “innovation environment” or “innovation ecosystem” are referred to very often in this … Continue reading On Generating and Maintaining an Innovative Organizational Culture
This week, I stumbled upon a somewhat uncommon article in the Harvard Business Review – an article on creativity, and more specifically, creativity in digitally or technologically driven organizations. … The author of this article quite straightforwardly states that in order to succeed, tech-savvy companies should really hire more creatives – instead of merely hiring … Continue reading On the Digital Dimension and Creativity