Gnarly Mind Map and idea finalising.Posted: February 2, 2016
- Materials, Quality Card, finishes?
- Ring binder, maybe a strong metal one to support the weight of the pages
- Sustainable? Green ink?
- Hard cover
Pages – so far roughly 10 pages
- Mean of Serendipity
- Introduction spread
- Book rules + chance page spread
- Tips – 3 spreads, spread(I know) through the book
- Map spread
- Stories 2 spreads
- Brief Box
Meaning of Serendipity – I’ve got a lot of these
- Moments of unexpected relevance
- is to make unsought for discoveries.
- The accident of finding something good without looking
- from my research
- “Serendipity lives in the space of juxtaposition” Erik Davies
- “Serendipity or chance encounters that lead to something are more likely in environments where things are not completely planned, where informal conversations are encouraged, and where the workspace design enables chance encounters.”
- “Whether you’re a sciences, humanties or arts person, the need to talk and play and dream is too important. Without it, you cannot truly test the limits of what you know and create by allowing space for serendipity to happen.” Alyce Blyth
- BOREDOM AND ROUTINE ARE BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN POWER. WE NEED CHANGE AND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF RANDOMNESS TO INSPIRE CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS. HERE’S A QUICK GUIDE FOR MAKING SPACE FOR CHANCE.
- How control the readers actions
- They don’t read what they want, they read is down to chance
- An alternative to a dice
- Spinning wheel
- Questions or sums
- Other means of getting random results
- First page explains the idea of the map
- Second page holds the map
- This is a map of Cardiff with places to visit
- Art & Design Space, Cafes, Hidden Gems, Parks?
- Needs a key
- Will be simplistic and with minimal design
Tips – Such as the ones I research “30 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Creativity”, well the ones I found useful, 4 in total spreads
- Change your work space: try working in a cafe, friends house, park, etc and explaining the benefits – reference the article I found – http://workdesign.com/2012/11/designing-for-chaos-serendipity-and-a-nobel-prize/
- Gain insight from people of all walks of life: Talk to people about your project, friends, fellow students, family, costumers, strangers, and who knows what you’ll discover.
- Spice up your commute: Take an alternative route or means of travel to work or uni. could even be relaxing walk through the park.
- Expose yourself to new stuff: art, books, music, paintings – all the time. If you’re a rocker, listen to funk. If you’re a crime writer, read fantasy. If you’re a productivity writer, read something about slacking off.
Stories – 2/3 spreads
- Google now instituting the idea that 10-15% of an employee’s time is just to brainstorm, research and create their own ideas. – http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/2015/05/the-serendipity-of-creating/
- Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart! – http://www.howdesign.com/design-career/design-mistakes-turn-oops-oomph/
- Maybe another one from a scientific point of view? like an invention?
Brief Box – http://briefbox.me/
- Brief Box is an online resource of made up creative briefs. I think it would be a great idea to get the reader to dedicate 1 days a week to trying a brief.
- Could have pull out pages, maybe post-it notes that can be stuck on the wall afterwards.
- The idea is to work on irrelevant project that might lead to being relevant.
- juxtaposition is the basic formal operating space of serendipity, a space that your more likely to make unexpected connections between subjects. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWnCzI0kA7M
- Random Images? words?
- Simplistic & minimal
- Same colours and style as book
- could have illustrations
- Think maybe a single page, could have an about page.
- different every day? Tips, Stories, Challenges, Images