Design can inspire awe, via size or skill in execution/workmanship, for example. New research by Rudd and her team builds on previous studies detailing the benefits of feeling awed: “this research explores how the emotion of awe might motivate a consumer to partake . . . in experiential creation (i.e., activities in which they actively produce an outcome) by enhancing their willingness to learn. Across eight experiments, experiencing awe . . . increases people’s likelihood of choosing an experiential creation gift (vs.
Research recently published indicates the value of providing opportunities in workplaces for people to spend time apart. Bernstein, Shore, and Lazer report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of Americaon their study of the performance of three-person groups doing a complex problem-solving assignment in three different situations. In some of the groups, members never interacted with each other, in another set of groups members interacted constantly, and in the final set of groups, members interacted intermittently with each other. The invest
Art has a significant effect on how people live their lives, how they think and behave. Science-
Hamidi and Zandiatashbar studied where innovative companies locate.
Wang, Lu, Runco, and Hao’s work confirms the design-related power of metaphors—a topic that’s oft
Breslin studied links between types of work breaks and creativity.
Art and creativity, linked
Finch and her colleagues assessed how standing influences reading comprehension and creativity.
Ritter and Ferguson tied enhanced creativity to listening to certain types of music.
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