Posted by: Liz Massey | July 15, 2010

Surf’s Up, Condensed: Top Creativity Links for July 15, 2010

Photo courtesy SXC.

Top 10 kid-friendly projects from the archives of Make: Online
MAKE Magazine sifted through its store of creative do-it-yourself projects and has selected 10 that either result in products that make kids happy and/or you can make with your children. The projects range from an adjustable bike jump ramp, to a giant abacus, to a sand-art light box. Cool!

New app for the iPhone takes a visual approach to ideation
Chuck Frey, writing on his InnovationTools blog, reviews the The Riffer, an intriguing new ideation tool for the iPhone and iPod Touch that leverages images and your brain’s power of association to generate fresh ideas. It allows users to visually catalyze ideas on demand.

What kindergartners know and MBA grads don’t | GlimmerSite
Nice post discussing the Marshmallow Challenge, a design exercise overseen by Tom Wujec of Autodesk. Wujec likes to pit teams of kindergartners against teams of MBA students on this exercise, and guess who often wins?

The Essential 5 A Day Your Creativity Needs To Deliciously Thrive : A Big Creative Yes
Dan Goodwin muses on key nutrients essential to creative success: time, focus, ideas, permission and support.

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity | Write to Done
Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering blog gathers 200+ tips for getting your creative mojo working, from sources as diverse as Leo Babauta of Zen Habits to Alison Motluk of the New Scientist.

Artist Statement as GPS | FineArtViews Blog
Guest blogger Suzanne DeCuir discusses the importance of an artist statement and why it could function as a “navigation system” for audiences who are new to your work or your approach.

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