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Creativity, Inspiration, and Brainstorming

Section 1: Creativity, Inspiration, Brainstorming Articles, Tutorials, Resources, Software, and Books

The Creativity, Inspiration section includes annotated links to articles and tutorials on creativity, inspiration, creative Web site design, managing creativity, creative thinking ideas, inspirational brainstorming tutorials, creative ideas, and also inspirational websites, brainstorming software, mindmapping software, and more to help inspire your creative juices, workflow, and work with managing creativity.

See also Section 2: Tools and Software for Brainstorming, Creativity, and Inspiration.

Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, tips, software, Web sites, books, or other resources related to creativity, inspiration, and design? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!

Articles, Tutorials on Managing Creativity, How To Improve Your Creativity

Ever get stuck, get in a rut, get distracted, need some inspiration? The links to articles and tutorials below will help you get those creative juices flowing. They cover managing creativity, creativity, inspiration, creative Web site design, creative thinking ideas, inspirational brainstorming, creative ideas, inspirational websites, brainstorming software, mindmapping software, and more.

See also Section 2: Creativity Tools - Tools to Help Brainstorming and Creative Ideas for helpful software, creativity cards, resources, and more.

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Web Sites To Help Inspire and Cure Creative Blocks

Below you'll find Web sites to help inspire you and to help cure creative blocks.

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Recommended Books to Help Manage Creativity, Inspiration, and Cure Creative Blocks

Thinking Creatively

  • Cover - Creativity for Graphic Designers: A Real-World Guide to Idea Generation, by Mark Oldach. North Light Books (4-2000).
  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron, 10th anniv ed. Tarcher (2-28-2002) 
  • How to Mind Map: Make the Most of Your Mind and Learn to Create, Organize and Plan, by Tony Buzan (2-2003).
  •  How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day, by Michael Gelb. Dell (2-8-2000) 

Inspiration for Color and Color Schemes

  •  Color Index 2: Over 1500 New Color Combinations: For Print and Web Media: CMYK and RGB Formulas. by Jim Krause. by Jim Krause. How (12-06-2007) 
  • Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color, by Leatrice Eiseman

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Inspiration for Design Layouts

  • Layout Index, by Jim Krause
  • Idea Index: Graphic Effects and Typographic Treatments, published 2000.
  • Inspiration=ideas: A Creativity Sourcebook for Graphic Designers. by Petrula Vrontikis. Rockport (4-2002) 

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Inspiration for Design Layouts,
Organizing Information

  • Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Tufte
  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd Ed. by Edward R. Tufte 

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Read short reviews and find more book recommendations on Web site-related topics in our Recommended Books, Software section!

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