Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

Exercise your creativity and perform your best

Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you.

Within Creative Workshop, you'll find 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. Exercises range from creating a typeface in an hour to designing a paper robot in an afternoon to designing web pages and other interactive experiences. Each exercise includes compelling visual solutions from other designers and background stories to help you increase your capacity to innovate.

This book also includes useful brainstorming techniques and wisdom from some of today's top designers. By road-testing these techniques as you attempt each challenge, you'll find new and more effective ways to solve tough design problems and bring your solutions to vibrant life.

This best-selling design book is used by ens of thousands of designers worldwide, and has been translated into Standard Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Russian, and Korean.

I’ve been around for awhile, and have stacks of books claiming to spark design skills and creative thinking. Most end up in the back corner of the shelf, never living up to their promise. I’m impressed, and happy to say this book is a different breed… Highly recommended for people who want to learn by making, and who have some design experience but want to grow and stretch their creative abilities.
— Scott Berkun, author of Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds and Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management
This book strikes me as a collection of exceedingly useful exercises; not just as a means for practice and exploration, but useful to developing designers in discovering processes that work best for them. In that regard and others, much of what is offered here will serve designers throughout their careers.
— Andy Rutledge, Principal and Chief Design Strategist at Unit Interactive

Presentations drawn from Creative Workshop

 

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