Transparent design: how an open creative process strengthens your work

This week, we’re at the 99U Conference in New York where we’ll be discussing how we became strong believers in transparent design. In this first part of our two-part series, we’ll look at the ways transparency can streamline the process—and strengthen the results—of creative collaboration.

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4 ways marketers can use gamification to inspire creativity

Are you more motivated by deadlines or rewards? If winning a contest sounds like more fun than crossing off a to-do list, you’re not alone. Lately, more companies have been experimenting with gamification techniques to inspire people to break out of their routines. At Dropbox, we’re pretty serious about finding ways to make work more enjoyable. So we’re curious: how can we make everyday duties feel more like playing a game and less like punching a clock? Let’s take a look at a few ways you could use some fun features in Dropbox Paper to gamify the creative process.

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How fashion label Dion Lee uses Dropbox to create as a team

Fashion brand Dion Lee began as a small Australian label: tailored and sophisticated in design. Since its founding in 2009, the label has grown into a booming business, with six stores in Australia and a wholesale business across the US, Asia, and the Middle East. We recently chatted with Amelia Fincher, general manager at Dion Lee, to get a bit more insight into how the team works.

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Minimalism at work: why—and how—to declutter

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.

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