NINE APPROACHES TO CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

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  1. Rethink! Look at problems in many different ways.
  2. Visualize! Utilize diagrams and imagery to analyze your dilemma.
  3. Produce! Genius is productive.
  4. Combine! Make novel combinations…
  5. Form! Form relationships.
  6. Opposite! Think in opposites.
  7. Metaphor/simile! Think metaphorically.
  8. Failure! Learning from your mistakes.
  9. Patience! Don’t confuse inspiration with ideas.

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Do you need to know how to code?

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I’ve seen it asked by so many, from uncertain design students in classrooms worried about their chances of landing a job, to seasoned professionals at conferences seeing their pool of print projects slowly evaporate.

The question is being asked with even greater frequency as of late, because Adobe has launched their product Muse, which promises designers the ability to create unique websites without writing code.

So, if a designer wants to work on the web, should they take the time to learn this dastardly “code” or instead rely on software like Muse?

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