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An Art & Design Productivity Podcast

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An Art & Design Productivity Podcast

    Escape the Comfort Zone: Uncanny Creativity 41

    Escape the Comfort Zone: Uncanny Creativity 41

    Making art often means getting out of the comfort zone. Alan Henry of Lifehacker explains the science of breaking out of your comfort zone: Routine and patterns minimize risk. Making something scares us. Creating something inherently feels risky. Who knows if it’ll be good? The comfort zone feels happy with low anxiety and low stress. […]

    • 25 min
    How to stop multitasking: Quick Tip 6

    How to stop multitasking: Quick Tip 6

    Try this: Stop Multitasking.



    Focus on one task at a time. One aspect of one task.



    Multitasking even hurts well-practiced habits. A 1990's experiment on productivity demonstrated that switching between two tasks slowed participants.

    • 1 min
    Ideas I Stole From Tina Fey: Uncanny Creativity 40

    Ideas I Stole From Tina Fey: Uncanny Creativity 40

    I previously read the book Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon. I'm working on reviewing the followup book "Show Your Work. Inspired by Kleon's discussion of his inspirations, I think the creative ethic of Tina Fey is pretty great.

    • 21 min
    Imagine You’re 7 Years Old: Quick Tip 5

    Imagine You’re 7 Years Old: Quick Tip 5

    Try this: Imagine you’re a 7 year old. Children playing is filled with curiosity. They haven’t learned the stock responses of adults. Ask yourself what a kid would do in this situation. In one psychological experiment, college volunteers were asked what they’d do if school was cancelled for the day. A second group was given […]

    • 1 min
    Make Practice into Fun: Uncanny Creativity 39

    Make Practice into Fun: Uncanny Creativity 39

    “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein Make a game of it.   A study at MIT Sloan found that games helped participants come up with more ideas. This episode has ideas to make your art practice fun. When I say art, I mean all things creative. Whether you’re creating web design, paintings, or knitting. Since you need to […]

    • 16 min
    Tips to Change Your Perspective: Uncanny Creativity 38

    Tips to Change Your Perspective: Uncanny Creativity 38

    Take a new perspective on your creative process. This episode presents some of my favorite quotes from the book Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. How can we apply these ideas to imagination and creation? The book written by the team behind the Freakonomics book and podcast. Here’s some favorite quotes from the book and […]

    • 19 min

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