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Weekly inspiration – 7th July 2006

Here are some of the things we’ve paid attention to this week:

If you haven’t seen Sir Ken Robinson’s speech at TED about creativity in education, you should. This is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve seen and heard in a very long time – and it got me thinking about applying for being present at TED 2008 (well, considering TED 2007 has sold out already). Seriously, go watch the video.

Donna Maurer has an eye-opening post on “Things you should know before working with me“. Hear, hear – couldn’t have said it better myself.

Dan Saffer, senior interaction designer at Adaptive Path has a book coming out in the beginning of August called “Designing for Interaction“. Pay attention to this one if you work in the field. And speaking of Adaptive Path, their User Experience Week is going to be in Washington from the 14th to the 17th August, and I sure as hell wish I could be there.

User Experience Design (the blog) has a great post about Day in the Life scenarios with a series of interview questions to ask in evaluating use of an application – this is something we’ll be doing for the products we’re about to launch (particularly GoPlan).

7 comments
  1. [...] I’ve just watched a video linked to from WeBreakStuff’s ‘weekly inspiration‘ and it truly was inspiring. It was a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on creativity in education, the gist of it being about how education stifles creativity to the point where most children have lost their creativity by the time they leave school. [...]

  2. Dan Saffer says: July 7, 20063:19 pm

    Thanks for the mention! No H in my name though!

    Dan “No H” Saffer :)

  3. Fred says: July 7, 20063:27 pm

    Wonder where I got that H from – fixing. Cheers, Dan.
    Keep up the good work. ;-)

  4. [...] Credit: I saw the link to the presentation here on We Break Stuff. [...]

  5. John Koetsier says: July 13, 20066:32 am

    Thanks for the link to Ken Robinson’s presentation – very, very good! For others who haven’t see it yet, go check it out. You won’t regret it.

  6. [...] I heard Sir Ken Robinson talk at MSN one day and found him to be instantly one of my favorite speakers. Now you get to hear why since TED put video of his talk up. Thanks Frederico Oliveira for reminding us of how special this talk is. Filed under: blogging, Video @ 12:21 am # [...]

  7. Creativity in education - Supersonic Feet says: September 28, 20086:22 pm

    [...] just watched a video linked to from WeBreakStuff’s ‘weekly inspiration’ and it truly was inspiring. It was a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on creativity in education, the gist [...]

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