This is possibly the biggest conference for User Experience professionals of any field. Next edition is on the 23 and 26th of May 2017.
Creativity is the new black, it is highly valued by others. We are hardwired to create.
For business, it's necessary.
We need to avoid silos and work in concert with others.
Steps for creativity
Fear of being judged, and criticized, is a block.
Fear of making mistakes, not being perfect.
Fear of ideas being too unique, too different.
The inner critic is the main block for creativity.
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Adopt an experimentation mindset and Ideas will start to flow
More people: more creativity
Be generous, share ideas… there's a flipside: you also have to listen.
Avoid over talking because you are muting others.
Tips for listening
- Be present
- Pay attention
- Relax your own agenda
Try it: Talk + Talk / Talk + Encourage, it builds trust and safety.
.@uxlx Generating good ideas with people means listening. Work to become an adept listener. #createtogether #uxlx
Diversity of people = diversity of ideas
Complementary roles and responsibilities
Respond and adapt to the environment to create
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.@uxlx “Collaboration flourishes when there is a willingness to embrace new practices and thinking.”- @distilco, “How to Collaborate” #uxlx
Instead of "yes, but", work to amplify the ideas of others. It's called plussing.
- Start where you are
- Accept the offer
- Fully commit
- The response is always "yes, and"
- Make your colleagues look good
Build an environment for creativity
5. encourage stupid ideas
They may be the best ones
This co creation is a new paradigm, it's time to up level our creativity.
It's not about more stuff, it's about making things better
Betterness: Economics for humans a book by Umair HaqueSketch by @danavizcaino