Author : Heather Willems
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 1452152926
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 160 page

In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodlng increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink, a graphic facilitation firm that has helped an elite roster of clients—from Google to Pepsi to NASA—visualize their ideas and transform their creative processes using simple drawing techniques that anyone can master. Draw Your Big Idea presents their sought-after guidance and more than 150 drawing exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas in the home, design studio, and office. With this workbook, readers will learn to beat creative block—for good!

Author : Bryan Mattimore
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Diversion Books
ISBN : 9781626818309
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 137 page

From Bryan Mattimore, innovation guru to Fortune 500 companies, comes a book for aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate “intrapreneurs,” and anyone else looking to break the mold. Bryan Mattimore is a big idea guy. For the past twenty-five years, he has helped Fortune 500 companies create over $3 billion in new innovations using his unique creative-thinking exercises. In 21 DAYS TO A BIG IDEA: CREATING BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESS CONCEPTS, Mattimore takes readers through a disciplined creative process to create original and practical new business concepts. By investing less than an hour a day for twenty-one days, you will: 1) learn a new toolkit of creative thinking strategies and problem-solving techniques that can be used for solving a wide variety of both personal and professional challenges, and 2) generate more than a dozen new concepts from which to choose the highest potential/winning idea for a new start-up. Entertaining and easy-to-follow, 21 DAYS TO A BIG IDEA is a must-read for all aspiring entrepreneurs, helping you to discover and implement your first—or your next—biggest idea. "Greatness starts with an idea, but the chasm between ideas and truly great ideas is vast. This terrific, approachable book provides a simple and straightforward method for bending and torturing almost any idea until it succumbs to greatness."—Bob Dorf, co-author of THE START-UP'S OWNER'S MANUAL

Author : Mark Baskinger
Genre : Design
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
ISBN : 9780385344524
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 304 page

A primer for design professionals across all disciplines that helps them create compelling and original concept designs by hand--as opposed to on the computer--in order to foster collaboration and win clients. In today's design world, technology for expressing ideas is pervasive; CAD models and renderings created with computer software provide an easy option for creating highly rendered pieces. However, the accessibility of this technology means that fewer designers know how to draw by hand, express their ideas spontaneously, and brainstorm effectively.In a unique board binding that mimics a sketchbook, Drawing Ideas provides a complete foundation in the techniques and methods for effectively communicating to an audience through clear and persuasive drawings.

Author : Jean Van't Hul
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
ISBN : 9781611808513
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 210 page

Help children draw and think more creatively by inspiring them with interesting and challenging art prompts and questions. Invitation to Draw offers 99 open-ended drawing prompts, each one proposing a question to investigate that encourages children to free associate and problem solve. The perforated pages make it easy to tear out prompts for on-the-go activities or allowing multiple kids to draw at the same time. A blank cake provides the chance to decorate a dream confection, an empty house inspires stories about who lives there, and a grid of triangles supplies the chance to explore abstract art. What might be hiding in that tree? What sort of robot can you design? The possibilities are endless! Drawing prompts inspire and encourage kids to think and draw differently, and sometimes more creatively, than they might when faced with a blank page. By offering constraints such as a pair of eyes or an empty car and asking a question, children begin thinking about the possibilities and answering the question in their heads even before they put pen (or marker or crayon!) to paper. And through the act of drawing and observing the drawing unfold, the brain continues to think and problem solve, opening up all kinds of creative possibilities around that specific idea.

Author : Samuel Sanders
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : 1734913037
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Barnes & Noble Version: This is the black and white version of the "Your Next Big Idea" book. The goal of "Your Next Big Idea - Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving" is to help the reader develop innovative ideas. Whether those ideas are giant multi-million-dollar businesses or simply ways to improve everyday activities, this book describes a process that can be used to help the reader originate and cultivate ideas that can change their life. It is styled as an interactive workbook where the main character is the reader, with each section featuring exercises that will challenge the reader's perspective, improve creativity and help them become a better problem solver. The book is split up into six sections. The first section outlines how to notice problems, needs, wants and questions in our everyday world. The book then follows with a second section that examines how to erase stigmas or assumptions about these problems, needs, wants and questions. Following that, the book investigates how to create solutions to these problems, needs and wants using the skills learned from the first two sections. Next, the reader takes those solutions to section four where they do a feasibility check to see if the solutions and ideas are viable. Section five explains how and why the reader should share those ideas and solutions with others to receive feedback and improve upon them. By the end of the fifth section, each reader should understand the full creative idea innovation process. The final section builds off the process and explores the next steps to follow to implement these innovative ideas. Ultimately, "Your Next Big Idea - Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving" is essentially a complete program that guides the reader to come up with their own next big idea.

Author : Dan Roam
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9780399562990
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File Download : 194 page

Get ready for the ultimate crash course in communicating and solving problems through simple pictures. Thirty-two thousand years ago, your many-times-great-grandparents Oog and Aag drew pictures on the wall of a cave. They had an innate need to communicate, but no written language. So they found an easy and natural way to share their thoughts and stories. Today, after so many years when speaking and writing dominated, we're back in another highly visual age. About 90 percent of everything shared online is now visual—selfies, GIFs, smartphone videos, and more. This explosion of communication through pictures isn't a millenial-driven fad; it's as natural as those lines first drawn by Oog and Aag. Just turbo-charged by the latest technology. And yet over the past twenty years, as I've taught people from Fortune 500 CE0s to White House staffers how to harness the power of imagery, the biggest objection I've always heard is, "But I can't draw!" Trust me, you can. You don't need to be da Vinci to be an outstanding visual thinker and communicator. The most effective drawings are the simplest, and you can get good at those in three minutes. In this little book, I'll teach you how to use seven basic shapes to explain just about anything to just about anyone. If you've read my previous books, you'll see one or two familiar tools here, along with a bunch of new tools you can start using right away. If you're new to my approach—welcome! Get ready to work smarter, communicate more clearly, and get better at whatever you do, just by picking up a pen. Get ready to draw to win.

Author : Samantha Dion Baker
Genre : Art
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
ISBN : 9780399581304
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File Download : 144 page

An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker's unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks. Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram, where she shares her "sketch journal," an illustrated daily record of her life, drawn in a fresh, modern style. In Draw Your Day, Baker guides you through her inspirational practice and provides guidance for starting your own. Part instructional guide and part encouraging manifesto about how making art--even art that's not museum-worthy--can make your life more mindful and meaningful, Draw Your Day is ideal for both seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration, as well as aspiring artists who need a friendly nudge to get started.

Author : Big Dreams Art Supplies
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Big Dreams Art Supplies
ISBN : 1945056746
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File Download : 64 page

Author : Emily Mills
Genre : Art
Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN : 9781633226227
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 131 page

Improve your bullet journals, to-do lists, class notes, and everything in between with The Art of Visual Notetaking and its unique approach to taking notes in the twenty-first century. Visual notetaking is the perfect skill for journaling, class lectures, conferences, and any other time that retaining information is key. Also referred to as sketchnoting, visual notetaking is ideal for documenting processes, planning projects, outlining ideas, and capturing information. And as you'll learn in The Art of Visual Notetaking, this approach doesn't require advanced drawing or hand-lettering skills; anyone can learn how to use simple lines, connectors, shapes, and text to take dynamic notes. In The Art of Visual Notetaking, aspiring sketchnoters and journalers will find helpful "Getting Started" pages of icons and badges for common note-taking purposes, with tips and encouragement for creating you own unique icons. You'll go on to discover instruction and how-to techniques, tips, and tutorials that focus on visual notetaking for different settings, from a business meeting, workshop, or convention, to a college lecture or sermon. Expert instruction from a professional sketchnote artist and educator demonstrates how to visually arrange and compile ideas, focal points, and key concepts.

Author : Fiona Watt
Genre : Drawing
Publisher : Usborne Books
ISBN : 1409520382
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 96 page

This inspiring book is packed full of creative ideas for anyone who wants to draw. The simple step-by-step instructions show how to draw animals, buildings, people and cartoons, and give tips on shading and perspective. From easier projects to more challenging ones, there is something for every aspiring artist.