“An artist must actively caress wonder: for fascination, like the desire to play, can be eradicated by the rigors of living.” Eric Maisel

“There is a myth, common in American culture, that work and play are entirely separate activities.”

That is a quote by Laura Seargeant Richardson, a principal designer at frog design, who “specializes in the emotional, social, participatory and future design of products and environments.”

She writes: “There is a myth, common in American culture, that work and play are entirely separate activities. I believe they are more entwined than ever before.

“As the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget once said, “Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” A playful mind thrives on ambiguity, complexity, and improvisation—the very things needed to innovate and come up with creative solutions to the massive global challenges in economics, the environment, education, and more.”

Continued: Creative Development: Actively Caress Wonder. Play.

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    Last reviewed: 28 Nov 2011

APA Reference
Eby, D. (2011). Creative Development: Actively Caress Wonder. Play.. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 27, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2011/11/creative-development-actively-caress-wonder-play/

 

 

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