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Externalization: 4 Ways and Methods to Uncover Your Tacit Knowledge

Have you ever struggled to explain something which you easily know how to do? Performing the action is so familiar, and yet so hard to put into words. Or perhaps you’ve experienced the opposite phenomenon: you sketch and write to make a design problem clear to yourself… and you end up with a crystal-clear description of a solution which you didn’t think...

Try Different Roles to Solve Your Problems – Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

Do you always end up being the person who sees the downside in other people's suggestions? Or perhaps you’re the one who has lots of ideas, and then must suffer when they are dissected and rehashed? In this video, you’ll learn how to use Edward de Bono’s six thinking hats method to try out different roles to see new perspectives in problem solving and...

Ideation Method: Multiple Classifications

As a designer, it’s crucial that you understand your design space. The best way to discover where the interesting opportunities for new products exist is that you develop a good understanding of the design space. Multiple classifications is a great method for mapping your design space, and you can use it in a couple of different, but related, ways....

Plan for Incubation Time: When Is Doing Nothing the Best Thing to Do?

It’s important to give your mind time to be idle so you make space for yourself to be creative and let ideas incubate. But often we fill up any free time with social media and similar activities that keep our minds busy. It’s important to create space for incubation. When you make large- and small-scale plans for your creative project, it’s vital that...

Ideation Method: Embrace Opposites

It is easy to see the world in terms of dichotomies: black/white, left/right, introvert/extrovert, concrete/abstract. But if we instead explore an area more closely, we find that the reality is often more nuanced. In this video, we’ll teach you a method for how to embrace opposites to get a clearer and more detailed understanding of your design space....

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How to Harness the Power of To-Do Lists in Your Short-Term Time-Management Plans

To-do lists are useful to help you prioritize and achieve goals you set out to reach within the following days or weeks, but they can also be daunting. They’re a constant reminder of what you have not yet done! In this video, you’ll learn how to re-imagine to-do lists: as a way to clear mental space, to celebrate what is already done or pinpoint what...

How to overcome Fixation and Bias in Creative Problem Solving

Sometimes, you get stuck when you’ve been working and working on a problem. Perhaps it’s a crossword or a difficult design issue. You go over the same things again and again, but you don’t make any progress. And the more you try to get unstuck, the harder it becomes to think outside of the box and see things from a different angle. In this video, you’ll...

How to Plan for Creativity: Effective Time-Management Plans for Your Large-Scale Creative Projects

It’s a recipe for disaster if you simply add a step entitled "be creative" into a linear plan for a creative work project. Likewise, if you just wait for that heavenly spark of insight to come, you may be in for a not-so-great, long-drawn-out surprise. In this video, you’ll learn three best practices on how to create high-gain and low-risk plans that...

Ideation Method: More Specific and More General

Do you prefer to think abstractly or concretely? It can help you see your problem area from a different perspective if you move between the two types of thinking when you work with ideation and design. In UX design, we often start with quite vague sketches of an abstract idea, but then move to high-fidelity prototypes or detailed scenarios. As with...

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