Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Exploring Creativity at DogA

The presentations at the release of Erik Lerdahl book Slagkraft were interesting and inspiering.
The things I remember:
You can't force creativity by methods but you can increase the chances of good idéas coming up.
Lock at your idea from the outside and critisize it.
The first idea is almost always traditional.
If you are stuck and lack engagement-Just tear everything up and start over again with new things.
Curiousity=Luck The curious people are the ones hwo have good luck.
Use five minutes in the beginning of a creativity meeting to losen everything up.So people are not so stiff.Then you will gain maybee an hour that you ohterwise would use thinking about, can I say that and so on.
I bought Kreativ ABC by Stig Hjerkinn Haug, one of the speakers.A really funny man.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Playing eachothers creativity cames

It was really fun to realise how different the outcome was from the different games. Some you cound imagine that you could use what came out of it, and some was just experimenting and playing.I like the thing that you can build sometning together and create a comon picture of something, not just be creative by yourself.I would like to se more of that in a game.
It was really fun and it is great to get some boudaries and rules and help on the when you are creating.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Reflections about the lecture on tuesday the 11:th

We tried to get a comon picture about the user by design games. We watched movie clips and after that we made our own stories about a user together.
I was a bit dissapointed about the name design game.I expected it to be more like a game.
But i really think it is a good thing to use pictures.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Visit at Galleri K

My thoughts after the meeting with photographer Mikkel McAlinden...
At first he was reluctant about trying to express in what way and wich methods he used for being creative.But after a few more questions he starded to express what we were looking foor.And obviously he had some methods.
I think that it is really hard to find out what method you are really using.It takes a lot of thinking to bring it out and put it in words.And I am also a bit sad about taking away the mysterious onknown glow about creativity
One thing he said that I liked was that he needs to do bad ugly things aswell.Just to do something without the pressure of it having to be perfect.To create without reaching somewhere.I think that is real create without limits.
He talked about that he sorted thoughts, idéas, experiences if different boxes in his head.And you can pic something from these boxes when you need to.It is a hard job to keep everything in your head.
The uncontious was another subject.No genious idéas come from God he said.It is just things that have been stored in the uncontious and at a moment some of them fit together and you find meening and think that somthing is got a good idéa.But isn't it dangerous to trust your uncontious conclutions? Couldn't your brain just combine anything and suddenly find a match?
One of his methods for not being repetetive was to try to use new ways of attacking his projects as often as possible.He wanted development and not to be stuck in the same way of doing things. That would kill the creativity.
And finaly I liked the fact that he decided to be finished with his work at a certain time.I think it is hard to end something.You can always do more.And I love the feeling when something is finished.So I guess is is important to set a limit.