Sunday, 16 November 2008

Ted talk on creativity through play

Hi everyone, sorry for not updating the blog in a few days, I fell into a small pattern  of self indulgence, but I'm back with a quick snippet of interesting information.  

Just today I discovered another interesting talk by Tim Brown which I feel is almost directly linked to the talk below by Ken Robinson.  Tim Browns talk is about the link between creativity and play and as I am, this following weekend about to start a 'teach english as a foreign language' course, find this talk incredibly pertinent to the subject I am about to embark on.  It's also a lot of fun to watch.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Presentation + More from

In this mornings lecture we were introduced to a variety of methods on how to present yourself during a presentation, how to prepare and how to deliver what you want to say to your audience.  This involved how to hold yourself, boys ignore those pockets and girls leave that hair alone.  We were also introduced to powerpoint methods, a simple effect was how I just utilized bold in some text to highlight a point and draw your eye immediately there, afterward you may or may not read the remainder of the text.

There is so much more to this, but it is already quite late as I type this and I am tucked up in my bed.  However before I go, I will introduce you to another fantastic speaker from, Sir Ken Robinson, note how he uses rhetorical question throughout to engage his audience

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

sketch furniture

I was just over at Fiona Campbells blog and she had an awesome video on a program that allows individuals to sketch their own furniture and then have it replicated and built for real using some form of cad cam, it's a very cool video

Monday, 3 November 2008

Today we had a lecture from the head of Master of Design Hazel White, who talked about her recent visit to Hong Kong for the design and emotion conference (I'm going to have that double check that heading because I'm fairly certain that is wrong), providing us with a list of speakers on variety of subjects that could be of use to a number of us.

Hazel also introduced us to a fantastic website simply titled  which is where a large number of innovators congregate to share their thoughts and ideas.  Below is an example of a fantastic talk by Jan Chip Chase a researcher for Nokia communications.

Ok I can't get the video to upload but here is the link to the video hosted by Jan at