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The Kaleidoscope Mind: Some Easy Ways to Teach Creativity

You're never too old to make your mind agile, flexible, self-aware, and able to see patterns and connections that more rigid minds miss.

Javier Hans is on a mission to change how the world's youth think about creativity and innovation. At nine, he founded Inventors Without Borders. At 15, he was the winner and youngest entrant of the Invent Your World Challenge sponsored by Ashoka. Most recently, Javier spoke at TEDx Taipei, where he unveiled his immersive role-playing game, Inventors Village.

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"Creative Workshop" Author's Talk at SxSWi

 

 

This afternoon I spent half an hour with a slew of South by Southwest attendees, sharing how my book Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills came about. I presented the above deck, and answered a ton of diverse questions from the audience. I've tried to capture some of the questions and my responses below.

Please be sure to go to the next frog talk on Tuesday, March 15, "Unwritten Rules: Brands, Social Psychology and Social Media" with Creative Director Kate Canales and Senior Strategist Ben McAllister.

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TED Salon - Framing, Constraints, and Play

I was lucky enough to speak at the TED Salon in London last week. Like many of you, I've enjoyed learning about technology, education and design from some great minds through the online TED-talk library, and I was honored to be a part of the event.