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Section 1: Creativity, Inspiration, Brainstorming Articles, Tutorials, Resources, Software, and Books

The Creativity, Inspiration section includes annotated links to articles and tutorials on creativity, inspiration, creative Web site design, managing creativity, creative thinking ideas, inspirational brainstorming tutorials, creative ideas, and also inspirational websites, brainstorming software, mindmapping software, and more to help inspire your creative juices, workflow, and work with managing creativity.

See also Section 2: Tools and Software for Brainstorming, Creativity, and Inspiration.

Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, tips, software, Web sites, books, or other resources related to creativity, inspiration, and design? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!


Great article from Creativity Web on how to work around daily distractions and how to create a space to inspire creativity, manage your creativity better and improve your creative thinking, and more. “How can one cope with the distractions of daily life that inhibit or deflect creativity (for example, child care, elderly parents care, dull job, ill health, etc.)?” [Tutorial dated 08/04/1999 by Charles Cave, .]

  • Covers each of these and why they matter so much: planning, simplicity, typography, usability, refinement, practice. [Article/tutorial dated 08/06/2007, by Stuart Brown, for .]

  • Great ideas and tips on boosting and managing creativity, removing creative blocks, and more. Author is also inspired by David Allen's great book, . “Here's how to apply the principles of a well-known productivity system to your creative process. The resulting creative habits can boost your design skills while they reduce stress and free your mind to tackle big problems.” [Article/tutorial dated 07/27/2007, by D. Keith Robinson, for .]

  • An insightful article about how to creatively map out ideas as an aid in brainstorming, organizing thoughts, building on ideas, and more. The article has links to more information and resources, too. Fascinating. [Tutorial by Charles Cave, .]

  • Great ideas on how to get past that blank canvas in Photoshop to create your designs - drawing on inspiration from others, learning from others' mistakes and how they've solved similar design problems/challenges, drawing from previous work, sketching, beginning with a grid, beginning in grayscale, starting with the “core”, unplugging, and more. Helpful tips and insight here from a top designer in the field. [Article/tutorial dated 01/16/2008, by Cameron Moll, .]

  • Insightful article on how to create and maintain great creative habits. Topics include: Making creativity about play, not work; Letting your mind wander; Just do it; Mapping out your ideas; Challenging yourself every week; Celebrating your accomplishments; Actively seeking out new creative habits. [Article/tutorial dated 02/08/2008, by Tanner Christensen, .]

  • Great ideas to build or boost your creative skills from Creativity Web. [Tutorial by Charles Cave, .]

  • Covers several areas to help you get inspiration, manage your creativity, and more. Topics include: Steps to creative thinking, design creativity books, design creativity exercises, creating sketches and thumbnail sketches, using a template to jumpstart your designs or use as a starting point. Helpful ideas in this article/tutorial. “Think creatively, brainstorm, and get inspiration...” [Article/tutorial by Jacci Howard Bear, Your Guide to , .]

  • Articles and tips on creating new ideas, breaking out of negative thoughts, expanding and removing limitations, much more. Fun, interesting, uplifting website. Successful book available of same title, “” [Site by Chic Thompson, .]
  • See also Section 2: Creativity Tools - Tools to Help Brainstorming and Creative Ideas for helpful software, creativity cards, resources, and more.

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    Web Sites To Help Inspire and Cure Creative Blocks

    Below you'll find Web sites to help inspire you and to help cure creative blocks.

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    An entire blog devoted to creativity and design - improving your creativity, sparking creativity, dealing with creative blocks, finding creativity in everyday life, much more. [Blog by Tanner Christensen, .]

  • by Charles Cave, Sydney, Australia. An entire Web site devoted to creativity. Lots of articles, tips, resources. Excellent, helpful site.

  • Web site of Betty Edwards, author. The site is all about how to improve your creativity by learning how to draw or improve your drawing. By understanding more about creativity, your Web design projects may also be more creative, even if you're not an artist. Check out the sections on theory, the exercises, and anywhere else. Fascinating exploring here.

  • by J.L. Read. Fascinating site exploring the mind, creativity, humor to stimulate creative thinking habits. “Creativity is an attitude that can be cultivated and expanded.”
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