Sarah Stein Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. Sarah helps lead the d. school, an interdisciplinary institute at Stanford that nurtures innovators and spreads design thinking.
In this episode, Eric and Sarah Stein Greenberg discuss her book, Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways.
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Sarah Stein Greenberg and I Discuss Creative Thinking and Action Through Design and…
- Her book, Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways.
- How design includes systems and experiences in both personal and professional realms
- The importance of tuning in to the emotional needs and signals when addressing problems or issues
- The curse of knowledge or expertise
- Keeping an open mind and not jumping to the first solution
- Being open to feedback as opposed to seeking validation
- An important tool in design is seeking feedback early and often
- Starting with a “beginner’s mind” is critical in design
- Learning to see things in a new and different way
- How reflecting on our experiences can unlock new insights
- The exercise: “What?, So What?, Now What?”
- The practice of blind contour portrait to locate and turn off the inner critic
- Learning to suspend judgment in the generative process
- How creative work involves trying new ideas knowing they’re not good
- “I Like, I Wish” practice allows us to reflect and reframe an experience
- The “tether” practice includes sitting for 3 hours to observe and record what you’re seeing
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