The sixth of January is epiphany day – the 12th and last day of Christmas. The holiday season is over and we can focus on the coming year. A good moment to wish you all the best for 2014!
What epiphanies would we get, if we could see through the eyes of another person? I made a presentation under the title ‘Epiphany through Empathy‘ and hope you will like it.
Good luck, health and I hope you will have many epiphanies in 2014!
Posted in Data Storytelling, Epiphany, persona, Storytelling
Tagged Christof Zürn, Empathy, Epiphany, epiphany day, persona design, persona development, Persona Workshop, Rijksmuseum, The holiday season
Last year I had the pleasure to work on interesting projects with nice people.
Thank you all for working together and the nice time we spent. Curious what 2014 will bring.
Posted in Branding, Data Storytelling, Design Thinking, Inspiration, persona, Service Design
Tagged 1PLACE.ME, Aspirational Persona, Bosch, DEPT Fashion, Design Thinkers, Efteling, Executive App, Hekwerk Theaterprodukties, persona design, persona development, Reality Persona, The Company Real Score, Vlisco, Vlisco Stories, Witten School of Management
I am a big fan of Processing and Generative Design and yes learning the software would be on top of my bucket list – if I would have one. The software is free to download and you can use it right away via processing.org – there are a lot of tutorials and examples on the site. There is a new documentary that could be a perfect intro into the theme of processing.
Hello World! Processing is a very nice documentary on creative coding with a lot of examples that explores the role that ideas such as process, experimentation and algorithm play in this creative field featuring artists, designers and code enthusiasts.
If you like the video, you may also like this book: Generative Design.
The website completes the book Generative Design. It offers direct access to all processingsource code for the software described in the book. Very nice!
Posted in Creative thinking, Creative tools, Data Storytelling
Tagged creative coding, creative tools, data storytelling, data visualization, design thinking, free software, generative design, infographics, processing
Just got a mail from slideshare that my presentations & documents have been viewed more than 10.000 times, wow that’s cool – a moment to celebrate!
Here are the Top three:
and there are some more: http://www.slideshare.net/creacomp
This is the snapshot archive from every week of 2011 of ‘Music Thinking Weekly’.
It’s easy to browse all the weeks including all the articles posted with the hashtag #musicthinking via @MusicThinking
More info on Music Thinking: www.musicthinking.com
Posted in co-creation, Creative thinking, Creative tools, Data Storytelling, Design Thinking, Epiphany, Guitar, Inspiration, Miles Davis, Music, Music Thinking, Saxophone, Service Design
Tagged #musicthinking, Music thinking, Music Thinking Weekly
Can folk music be a model for setting up a co-creation culture?
In his book We-think: The power of mass creativity the author Charles Leadbeater is talking about a relation of co-creation and the habit of folk music that people borrow musical structures from a shared tradition and taking ideas from a shared pool of multipliers without concern for ownership. A climate of sharing and giving leads to mass innovation often with an individual touch and not mass production.
With this in mind it is interesting to watch the development of the new Global Jukebox project, a tremendous collection of field recordings, of Alan Lomax. The folklorist’s archive of 17.000 field recordings will begin to stream for free very soon, including music from Britain, Ireland, the US, the Caribbean and the former USSR.
Global Jukebox - Alan Lomax
Although Lomax’s name is not as well known as some of the musicians he helped discover, e.g. Woody Guthrie, his work continues to have an enormous influence. For example the soundtrack of the film O Brother, where art thou? is using samples from Lomax. He introduced Pete Seeger to The Lion Sleeps Tonight, recorded Vera Hall’s Trouble So Hard (made famous by Moby), and his recordings will even be featured on Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming album, Wrecking Ball.
Besides the popularity to use this material for other musical inspiration it is also interesting to get more information on the system and categorization of the material. Lomax is talking about ‘cantometrics’, the term refers to a system for the measurement of singing style, like blue notes and sounds of animals. The system was also applicable for pop music and he also developed ‘choreometrics’ for dancing and ‘parlametrics’ for speech.
The principles of ‘cantometrics’ are used in the Music Genome Project of Pandora.com a new automated music recommendation service comparable to last.fm and spotify.com
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlanLomaxArchive/
Posted in co-creation, Creative thinking, Data Storytelling, Design Thinking, Guitar, Inspiration, Music, Music Thinking, persona, Service Design
Tagged #musicthinking, Alan Lomax, Bruce Springsteen, cantometrics, Charles Leadbeater, co-creation, design thinking, Global Jukebox, innovation, Pandora.com, persona, service design, user centered design
Next week 28th of December 2011 * Music Thinking Weekly * will exist one year!
Make sure to tag your music inspired tweets with #MusicThinking to show up in the anniversary issue!
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MUSIC THINKING Everything where metaphors, tools, techniques, patterns, instruments, brands and behaviours are derived from music and used in other areas or in a surprising new way.
Posted in Creative thinking, Creative tools, Data Storytelling, Design Thinking, Epiphany, Guitar, Inspiration, Miles Davis, Music, Music Thinking, Saxophone, Service Design
Tagged #musicthinking, Christof Zürn, Music Thinking Weekly