I love combining two or three unlike things into one experience. When you see the world through one lens, it’s harder to feel inspired by it. Or discover creative solutions for it. Let’s say you work in an office and manage spreadsheets and projects. Do you:
- Simply follow along with routine and ignoring the fact that no one is communicating with each other.
- Pretend like you don’t notice the server where the project files are is a mess and everyone loses 15% of their day looking for stuff.
- Never create a one-sheet of how the project was completed and how it relates to your other projects thus providing insight and future time-saving methods.
- Don’t bother learning learn how to speak in the creative language the designers use versus the more technical nature the interactive team uses.
Now think about if you took the time to write out the problems involved in your project and start charting out solutions – no matter how simple or complex. If you labor under the delusion that you’re not creative, then you probably don’t know that creativity is largely seeing routine and experiences through a new point-of-view coupled with problem-solving.