8 comments

  • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, over 6 years ago

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    11 points
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 6 years ago

    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.

    2 points
    • Justin Jackson, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      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.

      0 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 6 years ago

    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.

    1 point
  • Justin Jackson, over 6 years ago

    As designers, developers and makers we spend a lot of of time at our desks. We call them workstations — but are they really?

    0 points