Creativity Bootcamp

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    Think you're not creative? Think again! Creativity is a skill—one you can develop with practice. And all it takes to start flexing your creative muscles is an hour of your time and our own Creativity Bootcamp. In this fun, hands-on course, creative director Stefan Mumaw guides you through five interactive training exercises that will help you (and a partner!) boost your creative output and produce even more innovative ideas. You'll explore some common misconceptions about creativity, learn the hidden value of the "stupid idea," and, through the course of the exercises, discover the three bootcamp commands for energizing your creative process.

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      Stefan Mumaw

      Creative Director at First Person

      • Stefan Mumaw is the director of narrative strategy at First Person, a story and experience design shop.

        In addition to his work with First Person—the San Francisco-based company where he currently leverages his storytelling expertise—Stefan has authored six books, the most recent being Creative Boot Camp, a 30-day crash course on creativity. Previously, he authored Chasing the Monster Idea, Redesigning Websites, and Simple Websites, and co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind with Wendy Lee Oldfield. He has spoken at numerous creative industry gatherings over the years and has been known to embarrass himself and those around him if given the opportunity.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Defining creativity

    千亿体育app - So, let me ask you a question. How many of you would say that you're creative? Raise your hands. How many of you would say you're creative? People are like, "oh, I'm hesitant, "maybe I'm creative, maybe I'm not creative." See, when I was growing up I was asked that same question. I remember it, it was fourth grade. They asked me, "Are you creative?" And I raised my hand and I'm looking around and like the only one raising their hand. As a fourth grader, you would think everyone would be standing up on the tables, right? And I'm raising my hand and I'm like, "Yeah, I'm creative." 'Cause I loved making things, right? I loved arts and crafts, I loved to color, I loved art, I was into that sort of thing. And so I raised my hand. And I remember raising my hand thinking, "well, no one else is raising their hand. "Am I wrong, am I not creative? "Is there any possible way that I'm not creative?" And so as I got older and started entering into the design field, what I found was I started…

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