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Creative Leaders and Designing Your Life

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of December 22nd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

Creative Leaders Versus Authoritative Leaders: It’s a world where John Maeda believes the natural perspective of artists and designers — who thrive in ambiguity, fail productively, and rebound naturally — will be become more and more useful in leadership contexts.

Feedback Is A Gift: Giving feedback is one of the more difficult tasks, yet it is crucial for making relationships more functional and people more productive

Serial: Thoughts On Virality And Habit Formation: How Serial became the most viral hit of 2014 by utilizing BF Skinner’s theory of variable rewards and other habit-forming techniques.

Los Angeles: City Of Art: The city’s art scene is growing at a steady and sustainable pace, which for the laid-back local artists and galleries is a nice break from New York’s aggressive market.

Products

U-Wake: Monitors and analyzes users’ brainwaves, U-Wake detects driver’s fatigue level and sends alarms to family/friends to keep user awake.

Coffee Gourmet: A one cup coffee filter designed to provide a truly superior coffee tasting experience, accredited by master coffee brewers.

NY Art Beat: Browse hundreds of exhibitions happening right now in NYC, sorted by popularity, media, area or days till end.

Visuals

Design Your Life: A new book by Australian designer Vince Frost called ‘Design Your Life’ which gives an insight into applying design principles to your life.

Smile TV: This TV installation elaborates with facial recognition technology and a last-decade TV set to re-consider viewers engagement and how content is accessed. It only works if we smile.

Olafur Eliasson’s Contact: The solo show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton allows for limitless representative and contemplative interpretations, it also begins by fulfilling a basic human desire: to touch the things that arouse our curiosity.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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