Are you in a creative slump? Feel busy all the time but aren’t getting much done? All of the amazing technology that helps us work and connect, is also the very thing that’s killing our creative mojo. We are the most distracted generation ever.
Despite that, it’s the greatest time to be alive as creative human beings.
Hello, I’m Matthew Encina. I recently attended Adobe’s 99U Conference, and in this video, I’m going to share my thoughts on the future of creativity following the conference. I’m going to highlight our biggest challenges moving forward, and share some NEW tools I’ve picked up, so you can supercharge your creative brain, and take control of your future.
0:29 – Who is Matthew Encina? What is the future of creativity?
1:20 – Flying out to 99u Conference out in New York
2:09 – What are the BIG challenges we face in the future? What’s holding us back from our full potential?
2:20 – Challenge 1: The robots are coming
2:25 – Brian Collins. Artificial Intelligence in Design
3:00 – We have to bring our human touch to everything we do
3:34 – Challenge 2: We should be innovating not iterating. How do we prepare for disruption?
4:06 – Duncan Wardle workshop. Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney.
4:42 – We’ve become risk-averse instead of risk-takers
5:03 –Challenge 3: We’re distracted all the time
5:29 – Dr. Sahar Yousef. Cognitive neuroscientist studying productivity.
5:45 – Why we aren’t productive anymore
6:46 – 3 tools to regain your productivity and creativity
6:55 – Tool 1: Focus Sprints
8:30 – How to rest, lower stress, and go through a healing response
9:39 – Tool 2: Better Brainstorms with Expansive Thinking
11:20 – “Yes, And…”
11:39 – Document your ideas in a “T-sheet”
12:08 – Example results of a better brainstorm session
12:58 – Tool 3: Beautiful Boredom
12:30 – Why we need to escape from distraction and give our subconscious brain space to be creative
14:40 – How Kyle T Webster made $100k+ by being bored
15:58 – Final thoughts and results. Step away from distractions and be more intentional with your time.
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