Stop this nonsense.
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You will not contain my rage! Raaaagh!!1
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After reading the article, I think my desk is already a writing hut (dark room, not many distractions). I also like taking walks every day.
Taking walks is what works the best for me.
There's lots of research that shows how getting the blood moving improves cognitive function and creativity.
I have two distractions on my desk.
- Rubik's cube. I'm fine leaving it alone, but mess it up and solve it when I need to not think for a few minutes (works miracles), which happens about twice a week. (At home I have a 5x5 rubik's for 15 minute sessions!)
- A colourful block of Post-its.
That second one helps me get rid of excess creativity about twice a day, for around 10 minutes total, tops.
This has worked for me for years, and after over a decade in the industry, I can tell you that creativity CAN happen while you're sitting there, staring at your screen or looking at your notepad. You just need to focus a bit for it.
As designers, developers and makers we spend a lot of of time at our desks. We call them workstations — but are they really?