Over the past year, I’ve been working through some models of creative organizations, and themes and patterns have emerged that I’m pretty excited about sharing.
Signposts is a little late this week. (We blame it on the weather.)
Realizer introduces a free interactive tool that helps you create presentation prototypes for iPhone and iPad apps.
McKinsey Quarterly says most attempts at brainstorming are doomed. But you can sneak around this by asking better questions. Read it all at Seven Steps to Better Brainstorming. (Registration required to read the whole article.)
We like this snapshot of Open vs. Closed Prototypes from the D-School News. And we’re thrilled that they give a shout out to the Aurora project.
Make Magazine asks is it time to remake ...
I recently participated in The Sketchbook Project with the goal of rebooting my personal creative practice.
I wanted three things out of it: inspiration, outside accountability and connection with others. What I got was much more: a new understanding of my working process and insights about the role of personal projects in everyday creativity.
I asked around, and it turns out there are a lot of folks here at Adaptive Path who have done personal projects and who had insights to share.
So keep reading for observations, inspirations, tips and tools for reconnecting with your passions and building your creative…
My favorite visualization this week:
I came across this viz at Notabilia and it made my heart sing and my brain buzz. It ties together three things that are compelling: data viz, Wikipedia and human agreement.
From the authors Moritz Stefaner, Dario Taraborelli, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia:
“The visualization above represents Wikipedia’s 100 longest discussions that resulted in the deletion of the respective article.
AfD (Article for Deletion) discussions are represented by a thread starting at the bottom center.
Each time a user joins an AfD discussion and recommends to keep, merge, or redirect the article a green segment leaning towards…
On December 8th, Adaptive Path hosted an event about Smart Things.
You know…real, physical things that we use…only smarter and tricked out with information and stuff. The things that will make the glorious-ubiquitous-connected future come into being. And be awesome.
The event was a conversation on the themes in Mike Kuniavsky‘s recently released book, Smart Things. It was a lively talk, featuring Mike (author, founder of ThingM, and one of the original founders of Adaptive Path) and David Merrill of Sifteo. Adaptive Path’s Peter Merholz facilitated a Q&A discussion.
We wanted to…
In 2008, Peter Merholz wrote a blog post outlining the Adaptive Path Advocate program, which is the support structure for members of the Adaptive Path staff. He mentioned that it was an experiment and that we were still tinkering with it.
It’s now two years later, the Advocate Program is going strong, and we’re still tinkering with it. Since it’s an unconventional approach to managing people, I thought I’d refresh the conversation and share how the program has grown and evolved over time.
A is for Advocacy
In the beginning
Are you a designer? Architecture fan? Interactive maven? Web junkie? Information epicure? Do you love mixing up history and current events to find something interesting and new?
Join us at Adaptive Path for a scintillating talk by Web-guru and architecture expert Molly Wright Steenson as she shares her latest ideas and research on information, architecture, interfaces and the rich history that has evolved into the information spaces of today (and tomorrow.)
Molly’s ability to take historical nuggets and dice & slice their meaning, frame them up in interesting ways and wrap them in “what’s next in the world”...
C’mon, admit it. You’ve drooled over the nifty augmented reality stuff and thought…”gee, how can I get involved?”
Look no further! Come to the Layar Meetup at Adaptive Path this Thursday and learn how you, too can make augmented reality your reality. Meet the ultra-cool Layar team at Adaptive Path this Thursday, Aug 12, 6-8pm.
A little about Layar:
The Layar Reality Browser shows what is around you by displaying real time digital information on top of the real world as seen through the camera of your mobile phone (aka: augmented reality.) We augment the real world…
How does a workplace culture support creative thinking? What kinds of cultural elements kill curiosity and team engagement? I’ve been exploring this question for a while, and I’m always on the lookout for new and insightful perspectives on organizational behaviors and how a culture of creativity can be fostered and maintained.
In this issue, I share a map of the creative culture landscape that I’ve developed to identify areas of workplace culture that support creativity, insight and innovation. Read on to learn how the map came to be and to download a version to…
Please join Girls in Tech and Adaptive Path for a special evening of brainstorming and deep questioning with Arden Pennell. The evening isn’t one-size-fits-all….it’s about you!
Arden promises an engaging and energizing experience that you won’t want to miss.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm
At Adaptive Path, 363 Brannan St in San Francisco
(Between 2nd & 3rd)
$10 at the door
Learn more and RSVP
See you there!