When you’ve spent weeks refining and perfecting your designs, sending them off for review can be nerve wracking. It’s kind of like sending your kids off to college. Who knows how they’ll change while they’re away—or if you’ll recognize them when they return? Fortunately, Paper has new features that make it easier to send your “babies” out into the world. Next time you need to get feedback on your photos and designs, here are three ways to make the process less stressful and complicated.
This week, we’re at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where we’ll be discussing how transparency can help drive alignment throughout the creative process. In our earlier post on transparent design, we discussed the advantages of adopting an open creative process. Today, we’ll show you how you can create a culture of transparency in your workplace so people feel comfortable sharing ideas and taking risks.
With all of our long hours and reluctance to use vacation time, you’d think Americans would be the most productive workers in the world. But we’re not. Sure, we’re up there—ranked number five of countries with the highest GDP per hour worked. But we also worked more hours per week, on average, than the four most productive countries—Luxembourg, Ireland, Norway, and Belgium.
Have you heard about the new magic pill that can reduce work stress, boost energy, improve focus, and help you be more productive? This amazing breakthrough is legal, has no side effects, doesn’t require special equipment, and—best of all—doesn’t involve breaking a sweat.
Albert Einstein, as famously disheveled as he was brilliant, quipped, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” While he’d clearly taken to heart the grammar rule against ending a sentence with a preposition, Einstein was more of a rule-breaker when it came to organization. And he got a lot accomplished, so clutter must be an OK work environment for the rest of us, right? Well…not so fast.
When you think about the way a band works on songs together, you might picture five kids crammed into a garage full of amps. But most of the musicians I know don’t work that way. With busy schedules and competing commitments, it’s hard to get a group in the same room at the same time on a regular basis. And what constitutes a “band” can be something completely different now that technology lets people all over the world collaborate on music. To show how these tools can help you save time and effort, here are seven tips that will make collaboration on your next project a lot easier.