4 Things That Ninth-Graders Can Teach You About Risk-Taking Design

IF YOU WANT TO BE MORE CREATIVE, TAP INTO YOUR INNER TEENAGER, WRITES STUART KARTEN.

“If you’re like me, you discovered design as a career option later in life–in college, or even after graduating and working in another field. By that point, most of us had already lost the mindset most beneficial for creative design. I find that life teaches us some bad habits as we grow up that get in the way of our creativity. Chief among them are perfectionism and professionalism. They have their proper place and time, but such control-based habits need to be put aside during the early phases of an innovation project, when raw creative power is essential.”
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