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Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways

Sarah Stein Greenberg

A vibrant, illustrated resource of captivating and practical ways to help you bring creative approaches to any challenge you face, from Stanford University's world-renowned d.school. Filled with ideas about the art of learning, discovery, and leading the way through unknown creative territory, plus memorable stories and innovative assignments, this provocative and highly visual manual is a definitive resource for people who choose curiosity in the face of uncertainty.

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Book Information

Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publish Date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9781984858160
ISBN-10: 1984858165
Language: English

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November 18, 2021

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A vibrant, illustrated resource of captivating and practical ways to help you bring creative approaches to any challenge you face, from Stanford University's world-renowned d.school.
Filled with ideas about the art of learning, discovery, and leading the way through unknown creative territory, plus memorable stories and innovative assignments, this provocative and highly visual manual is a definitive resource for people who choose curiosity in the face of uncertainty. Creative Acts for Curious People contains more than eighty assignments hand-picked from the d.school's history by executive director Sarah Stein Greenberg from some of the world's most inventive and unconventional minds, including d.school and IDEO founder David Kelley, Readymade magazine founder Grace Hawthorne, innovative choreographer Aleta Hayes, Google chief innovation evangelist Frederik Pferdt, and more. Exercises like Expert Eyes test your observation skills, How to Talk to Strangers fosters understanding, and Designing Tools for Teams builds creative leadership. The assignments are at once lighthearted, surprising, tough, and impactful--and reveal the hidden dynamics of design including learning, feeling, making, exploring, experimenting, and collaborating.

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