UNLOCKING CREATIVITY

Quit giving it what it wants.

a misty dark scene with a fantasy spirit hovering over the silhouette of a man
a misty dark scene with a fantasy spirit hovering over the silhouette of a man
Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay


A SUCCESSFUL YOU

When other solutions don’t work, design your own way out of rock bottom

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image of a woman sitting outside with her hands clasped on her lap
Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels


Experiences from your past hold the key.

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Background Image — Photo by Thibault Trillet from Pexels


7 areas to consider to make searching a delightful experience.

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someone holding a phone with the Amazon app open on it
Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels


You’re spending too much time caring about what others think.

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a phone and 3 notification icons floating above it
Photo by Cristian Dina from Pexels


UX RESEARCH

A little inspiration if you’re drawing a blank on questions to ask your research participants.

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a woman wearing glasses looking at her laptop
Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Closed-ended questions


CAREER ADVICE

Work has changed for many — the keys to success haven’t.

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woman sitting on the ground with her arms in the air and a laptop in her lap

Our ability to adapt is phenomenal.


MANAGEMENT 101

A 5-step, easy-to-follow guide any manager can use, with indicators to measure progress. Read to the end.

while there is satire in this story, it is not my intention to encourage the practice of domoralizing employees and destorying their self-esteem. This story does, however, contain real-life experiences as told to me by my colleagues. …


5 powerful lessons taken from a World War II survival guide.

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black and white image of a sinking battleship
Image by WikiImages from Pixabay


A holiday classic reminds us to lead where we stand, challenge what we know, and bring others along for the journey.

a train approaching in a wintery setting and a girl waiting by the side holding a lantern
a train approaching in a wintery setting and a girl waiting by the side holding a lantern
Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

About

Mike Curtis

I help amplify people & businesses; I teach them how to apply design skills to how they’re experienced by others. 20 years experience in design, UX & marketing.

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