Creative listening is a mindset born out of our own experience with how hard listening has become. Based on the methods IDEO uses to solve the world’s stickiest design challenges, Creative Listening is a process of tuning in, listening, and reflecting that helps you get more out of what you hear.
The Creative Listening podcast series explores four themes through IDEO stories as well as tips and tricks to keep in mind as you apply them to your own life.
Inspiration is the fuel to any creative fire. Sometimes it strikes like lightning, but mostly we find the need to spark it ourselves. Staying open to surprise and embracing ambiguity can help ignite a firestorm of imagination.
Instead of slogging away for needles in a haystack, intuition can help you find the brilliant diamonds. Rather than scribble down everything that sounds important, notice what resonates with you personally and follow that lead to uncover insights that are unique to you.
We’re turning this mindset into a toolset. The Creative Listening app was successfully piloted with 100 whip smart workshop attendees at SXSW Interactive 2015. A beta release is planned for later this year.
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