Send, Read, Heard and Absorbed

So, what have we learned lately? Here are a few choice readings over the past week or so:

The 7 TED Talks every designer should watch

Is creativity the enemy of productivity? On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Most Productive People, we discover that the creative process is a messy one.

Productivity Isn’t About Time Management. It’s About Attention Management.“Time management” is not a solution — it’s actually part of the problem.

How to apply a design thinking, HCD, UX or any creative process from scratch

How an MIT Research Group Turned Computer Code Into a Modern Design Medium. Bauhaus meets binary.

What is storytelling in design? We keep using that word. I don’t think it means what we think it means.

Camus and Corita

Kat Holmes: To Be Successful, Ask ‘Whose Voice is Missing?’ Google’s director of UX design says the ability to seek out a range of perspectives is a critical skill for leaders of the future.

Advertising Enters the Next Dimension – 7 Ways Spatial Computing is Evolving Advertising & Marketing

Digital Advertising: 25 Years Old and Already the Most Dominant Force in Advertising. From basic banners to epic experiences, here’s where we’ve been — and where we’re going.

The Balance Between Direction and Mentoring

The Science of Naming Brands. From iPad to Ice CreamWhat’s in a name? More than you think.

The Day You Became a Better Designer

An Immoveable Type Who Won’t Abandon His Moveable Type

The role of creative director in the new age of advertising