Creativity and Making – Maker Monday

DT, Innovation, HCD

I loved this blog post http://www.spencerauthor.com/makermonday/ and in particular the quote below:

Creativity is an end in itself. It more than just a commodity that you trade or a skillset that you use. It’s part of what makes life epic. There’s something almost magical that happens when you get lost in your creative work and get lost in a state of creative flow only to step back at the end with the sense of accomplishment at what you created. Creativity is valuable, not just for a future job, but for the deeply human drive to make and build and tinker. It’s part of what makes us human.

 

 


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SketchPad – Vector Drawing Online

DT, Innovation, HCD, Tips & Tricks

sketchy example

SketchPad is a great online tool for creating vector images. Those images can then be downloaded as an svg and imported into Tinkercad to make a 3D design. https://sketch.io/sketchpad/?lang=en (above created with the Sketchy Tool)


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Ada Lovelace & “Combinatory Play”

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“One of the most interesting and timeless aspects of Lovelace’s story is that her foray into programming bore the mark of what Albert Einstein called “combinatory play,”which he considered the key characteristic of how his mind worked and which bespeaks the combinatorial nature of all creativity — the ability to connect the seemingly unconnected by cross-pollinating questions and insights across disparate domains to create something entirely novel.”

https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/04/05/ada-lovelace-poet-of-science/