Transparent design: 5 ways to transition to an open creative process

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.

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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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7 ways to make music collaboration easier with Dropbox

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.

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Q&A with Sara Watkins: Finding creative focus after the blur of a tour

As a member of Nickel Creek and Watkins Family Hour, singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins has spent much of the last 20 years traveling the world from stage to stage. It’s a job that demands both being in transit and being connected to creative collaborators along the way. We’re always curious how busy creatives find time to tune out distractions and nurture new ideas. So we asked Sara how she begins conjuring songs and capturing moments of inspiration after returning home from life on the road.

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