“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” — Dr. Seuss
Creative Design is a process, and always keep in mind that great idea didn’t fall from the sky. The creative ideas develop over time.
Thinking like a creative designer can learn by anyone to be creative in a few simple steps. It is an easy process with wonderful potential for anyone who willing to learn.
How to increase creativity?
No matter if you are a project manager, a programmer or a graphic designer. You’re creatively can be vanish out at any moment.
Many time you found yourself in situations at work where you needed to present something to the client and try to solve problem but your mind still goes blank.
It mostly seems like all your good and creative ideas have gone on holidays and you’re left at your desk trying to scrape something together.
Creativity flows in and out. Sometime you have it or another time you may don’t have it.
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Just follow these simple steps to be more creative and think like a creative designer
Step 1: Understand and Gather
In the first step, set a goal is to understand the problem which you are going to solve. Always try to think about the problem deeply not only external thinking is enough, try to take a look deeply and understanding the challenges and what it’s like to feel their effects.
Step 2: Describe the Landscape
Get a strong picture of the challenges from the end users viewpoint, not only from the provider. Experience the themes and patterns.
Don’t just assume, or challenge the common ways of thinking.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”– Steve Jobs
Step 3: Idealization
In this phase just explain your possibilities and let your creativity go wild. Give permission to yourself to think outside of the box and push elsewhere the obvious solutions.
Some techniques may include brainstorming and sketching ideas on paper.
Step 4: Fast Prototyping
Create many of the solutions of your problem and gave them to the outside people, allow them to test them and give you a feedback. This process will help you flesh out the ideas and designs, and you can see how your ideas work in reality so you can make your solution better.
Step 5: Test and Deliver
It’s basically a finished product made up of the results of step 4. You may discover new ideas that you couldn’t look before.