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Architect Donald Rattner is the principal of an award-winning architectural consultancy dedicated to maximizing occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality and retail environments. An educator and author as well as a practitioner, his new book is called “My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation.”

 

  In this episode, we cover:
  • 4:20 – Creative places
  • 5:55 – Stick building and modular structures
  • 6:40 – Co-creativity and Lego
  • 7:42 – Little boxes
  • 9:14 – The creativity of curves and circles
  • 10:53 – How to think out of the box
  • 13:49 – Bloomberg building in London
  • 15:28 – Environmental psychology
  • 16:16 – Why most conference rooms aren’t creative
  • 16:46 – Spatial superiority
  • 17:43 – Proximity to power
  • 19:19 – Sociopedal vs Sociofugal
  • 20:06 – Proxemics
  • 20:28 – Psychedelics
  • 20:49 – CERN vs Downing Street
  • 26:08 – Why the colour green increases creativity levels
  • 27:17 – The role of nature in creativity
  • 28:32 – Abstract vs Analytics
  • 31:34 – Noise levels effect on creativity
  • 33:01- 70dB
  • 33:35 – Why you get some of your best ideas in coffee shops
  • 34:49 – The creativity of Marcel Proust
  • 35:45 – Music and creativity
  • 40:51 – Roger S Ulrich 1984 study on hospital environments
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The post CL237: How To Design Your Home And Office To Increase Creativity – Interview with Donald Rattner appeared first on James Taylor.

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