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JUNE 13-18, 2017 • UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO NORTH CAMPUS • BUFFALO, NEW YORK, USA
PRESENTED BY: Creative Education Foundation • Journal of Creative Behavior 
Friday, June 16 • 8:30am - 10:00am
EXT0502 Creative Space: Using Environmental Psychology to Boost Creativity at Work, Home and School

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Techniques to AMPLIFY idea generation tend to focus on cognitive methods. But we have another resource for improving creative productivity that is often overlooked, but no less powerful – space. In fact, our physical surroundings have an enormous impact on our ability to solve problems, generate original ideas, and see the world in a fresh light, often without us being aware of it. We’ll explore how the built environment influences creative thinking and how we can apply evidence-based research to increase our creative output. Topics covered include color, lighting, materials, furnishings, artwork, sound, plantscaping, planning, details and others. No special design expertise required! Bonus exercise: Bring one to two digital photos of your creative space to the session and we'll explore what makes it work for you (and if there's any room for making it even better). You will:
• Understand the role environmental psychology plays in creative thinking.
• Apply practical techniques for optimizing creative space for maximum idea generation.
• Source materials useful to developing an effective creative environment.

Leaders/Presenters
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Donald Rattner

Creativity Architect, Donald M. Rattner, RA, AIA
Creativity Architect Donald M. Rattner holds a bachelor’s in art history from Columbia and a master’s in architecture from Princeton. He is the founder and principal of Donald M. Rattner, AIA, an award-winning architectural and creativity consultancy specializing in the design... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Greiner B120