Three TED-Talk-Perspectives on Creativity and Happiness

List making – the design approach


Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a journey through moments of his life that made him happy. Renowned for album covers, posters and his recent book of life lessons, designer Stefan Sagmeister invariably has a slightly different way of looking at things. I also like the idea to have lists for e.g. ‘things in my life I have done so far’

Collecting – The storytelling approach


Jonathan Harris is an artist and storyteller working primarily on the Internet with a human approach. He is using computer science, statistics, story telling and visual arts as tools. His works include projects like the lyrical Balloons of Bhutan or the storytelling platform and ‘public library of human experience’ Cowbird.

Flow – the scientific approach


Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks what’s the source of happiness? And his answer comes down to this: Beyond a certain point (and it’s not very far), money doesn’t affect happiness too much. Rather, as his research shows, we tend to be most happy when we get immersed, almost lost in, being creative and performing at our best. It’s an ecstatic state that he calls “flow.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s