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How to Use the Psychology of Space to Boost Your Creativity

Environmental psychology points to some easy changes you should make to your home office

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People generate more ideas for novel and useful solutions to creative problems when they’re at home than in any other single environment.

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Food writer Nigella Lawson in her study.
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The Link Between Physical Expanse and Creativity

Our mental space stands in direct proportion to our perception of physical space.

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Views and Vistas

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Ceiling Height

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Photo: Sean Michael Design, seanmichaeldesign.com
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Wall Color

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Photos: Shashi Caan Collective
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Artwork and Decor

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Conclusion

Since early stage ideation (think brainstorming, sketching, first drafts, etc.) relies on abstract, big-picture thinking, the greater our intimation of spatial distance, the more predisposed we will be to idea formation.

Author of MY CREATIVE SPACE: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques. Get it on Amazon amzn.to/2WfABoB

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