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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.


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.


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.


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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