uxcamp europe 2014: let's talk about inspiration
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Lets Talk about InspirationUXcamp 20141Why am I doing this? 08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration22!?08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration33InterviewsSabrina Aderkast Design Student / ArtistMarkus Gnther Author (Xorafedi)John Janus Java DeveloperNadine Mischke - Marketing08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration44What is inspiration?08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration5519.06.201407 08.06.2014UXcamp Europe, Pascal Clausen: Finding Inspiration66
The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. - Oxford DictionaryImage: Alan Miller: Philosophy and Inspiration https://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidindian/427162166
6What is inspiration?Integral part of creative processIf creativity is a skill to combine given elements to something new, inspiration is the way these elements are gatheredMG: A kind of fuel for work, but also a foundation. When you're inspired, you get an input and work with that. Still there remains a part of it which can't be explained.
08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration77There is no right or wrong in inspiration08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration88How important is inspiration?08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration99How important is inspiration?JJ: In Development it can be more about finding your way into work and problemsolving. There is some kind of basic structure or convention that you follow, but you also have your own vision of how to do things.MG: I think you need to seperate between big inspiration, kind of like the starting idea and little inspiration to keep going when you already started working on something.NM: You are always looking for the best solution for your tasks and in a way you're applying what inspires you to your own situation. You see what is different or what is missing. It helps finding new projects
08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration1010But what does that mean for us as UX-Experts?08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration1111You can seek inspiration but you cant force it08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration1212There still is sudden inspirationbut its also about pushing yourself in the right directionSA: If you already got an idea of what you want to do you can work in that direction.NM: Its a 50/50 ration beetwenn seeking and being inspiredMG: If you start seeing the world as full of potential stuff you can work with and start combining your observations in your head, you can train being inspired.You can seek inspiration but you cant force it08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration131319.06.201407 08.06.2014UXcamp Europe, Pascal Clausen: Finding Inspiration
How can you find inspiration?Image: zev: because who's to say we are the only ones? https://www.flickr.com/photos/fiddleoak/615376148914Take your time08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration15
Take your TimeImage: Eduardo Amorim: Paz a vocs, amigos : ) https://www.flickr.com/photos/bombeador/3130004800/15Take your timeTrying to get lost in thoughtsSilence, Nature, time for yourself...For me: public transportationMG: Boredom can be used as a way to gather inspiration.
08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration1616Change your point of view08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration17
Change yourpoint of viewImage: Daniel Kulinski: frog perspective https://www.flickr.com/photos/bombeador/3130004800/17Change your point of viewTake a step backwardsWrite down or visualize the problem (e.g. mind-maps, user storys, flowcharts)Talk to someone to people(especially form a different domain)NM: I find inspiration while talking with people, about their views or the way they work.08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration1818Observation08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration19
ObservationImage: Spreng Ben: Quarters Only New York https://www.flickr.com/photos/sprengben/5441103463/19ObservationIn general beeing open minded and paying attention at the right momentHow do random people react to situations (Guerilla Usability Testing)NM: Through daily life, like for example if I see a colour or design I really like:SA: Take a relevant term and just start searching the web, jumping from one topic to another08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration2020The work of others08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration2121The work of othersNot only the obvious... if you look closely even a salt shaker coud be inspiringSparks your own creativityAll of my interview partners look at other works for inspirationLook at the details and try to imagine the process behind itTrying to think in what if scenarios
08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration2222ArchitectureAndrew Zusman - Architecture As Design Inspiration http://usabilitygeek.com/architecture-design-inspiration/Architects, like digital designers, consider both organization and flow.Many similarities in context, constraints and resourcesAuthor calls it: a beautiful merger of art and science
08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration2323But, should we really spend muchtime looking at the work of others?08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration2424But, should we really spend much time looking at the work of others?Aren't we (intentionally or unintanitonally) copying?Can we be truly innovative, by looking at what everybody else did?
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Final thought: It's less about the mehthod or technique, than about yourself26SourcesOxford Dictionaries: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/inspiration?q=inspirationAndrew Zusman - Architecture As Design Inspiration http://usabilitygeek.com/architecture-design-inspiration/ImagesSlide 6 Alan Miller: Philosophy and Inspiration https://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidindian/427162166Slide 14 zev: because who's to say we are the only ones? https://www.flickr.com/photos/fiddleoak/6153761489Slide 15 Eduardo Amorim: Paz a vocs, amigos : ) https://www.flickr.com/photos/bombeador/3130004800/Slide 17 Daniel Kulinski: frog perspective https://www.flickr.com/photos/bombeador/3130004800/Slide 19 Spreng Ben: Quarters Only New York https://www.flickr.com/photos/sprengben/5441103463/08.06.2014Pascal Clausen: Let's Talk about inspiration2727