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My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation by [Donald Rattner]

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"Space matters--a lot! It is the stage on which we play out our lives. This book gives readers tangible tools for creating spaces that foster creative problem solving. This is something we all need!" --Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice, Stanford School of Engineering, Author of InGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

"If we want to be creative, we have to make the space to create. Donald Rattner's beautiful book My Creative Space expertly shows how our environments can be engineered for inspiration and innovation. Your home life and your creative work will benefit greatly from this thoughtful manual." --Carolyn Gregoire, writer and co-author of Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

"The pleasure in reading My Creative Space is learning that there are simple principles of architectural and interior design that, once applied, can induce and support a more inventive way of thinking, particularly in the setting of one's own home." --Frederick Marks, AIA, President, Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

"When work and home life blend, it can be hard to find a dedicated creative space to do your best work. This book offers a blueprint to build (or just reorganize) one of your most precious resources for new ideas: your home environment." --David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

"Kudos to Donald Rattner. His book My Creative Space offers an intriguing angle on my field of applied environmental psychology. A timely addition to the literature of creativity!" --Sally Augustin, PhD, Principal, Design With Science, Fellow, American Psychological Association

"I'll go to any length to give my ideas a better chance of becoming real. My Creative Space has armed me with science-backed tactics for transforming my space to do just that. Whatever your budget or lifestyle, if your creativity is important to you, you owe it to yourself to read this book." --David Kadavy, Author of The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers, host of Love Your Work podcast

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About the Author

Architect Donald M. Rattner, AIA is the principal of an award-winning consultancy dedicated to maximizing occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality, and retail environments. He works with architects, interior designers, educators, developers, business owners and creatives from all fields. Educator as well as practitioner, Rattner has taught or lectured at the University of Illinois, Parsons School of Design, and New York University, among others. His work and writings have appeared on CNN and in such venues as The New York Times,Robb Report, L-Magazine, and Work Design Magazine. He holds a BA from Columbia and an MArch from Princeton. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07RKY7GQC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Skyhorse (15 October 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 249479 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 291 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1510736719
  • Customer Reviews:
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Architect Donald M. Rattner ( helps individuals and organizations optimize creative performance by applying scientific research to the shaping of space.

His third and most recent book is My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques, which was awarded a Gold Medal from the Nonfiction Authors Association, First Place in the Chanticleer Instruction & Insight Awards, a Silver Medal in the Nautilus Awards, and won the Home & Garden category in the American Bookfest Awards. He has also written for numerous print and online channels, including Work Design Magazine, Better Humans, The Startup, and The Writer’s Cooperative.

Educator and practitioner as well as author, Rattner has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, New York University, and Parsons School of Design. Speaking venues include the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creative Mornings, Neocon, Metrocon, Florida Creativity Alliance, public libraries, bookstores, conferences, and corporate masterclasses. His work has been featured on CNN, in such publications as The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and Houzz, and on numerous podcasts.

Rattner holds a Bachelor’s from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton.

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