Creativity versus Your Smartphone Addiction

Brio Group Behaviour Change, Communication, Fifteen Minute Read, Gen Y, Link, Sociology, Technology, TEDtalk, Uncategorised, Web, YouTube

I recently read this post by Ogilvy’s David Long, espousing the creative benefits of using a pen and notebook over purely digital means. Call me an old fuddy duddy, but I’ve always felt my best work comes from putting pen to paper. Reading David’s first point (“digital is distracting”) I …

What has happened to our Communication?

Belinda Vesey-Brown Communication, Community, Enviroment, TEDtalk Leave a Comment

Wow, I’ve just watched a fascinating TED Talk with the Brio Group Team this morning that really makes you think about what has happened with the backward evolution of our human interaction, communication and lack of personal contact. Sherry Turkle, author of ‘Alone Together’, explains how todays generation of teenagers …

The Orangutan Saviour

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Willie Smits, a conservationist who has devoted his life to the orangutan, gave a powerful TED Talk where he describes his work restoring the rainforest and saves the lives of countless orangutans. He expresses the horrific ecological barbarity resulting from the palm oil and timber industries as a result of …

Five ways to listen better

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In this concise TED talk, Julian Treasure addresses the concern that we are losing our hearing. He suggests that conscious listening creates understanding, and without understanding we can’t achieve complete communication and peaceful relationships. He provides us with 5 easy tricks for improving our listening skills. One of these is using …

Design considerations

Belinda Vesey-Brown architecture, Branding, Competitions, Design, Design Resources, Displays/ Exhibits, entertainment, Enviroment, Events, Inspiration, Materials in design, Uncategorized, World news Leave a Comment

I chose this TED Talk to share with the Brio Group team this morning as I liked how Thomas Heatherwick’s London Architect firm considered their designs in a holistic approach. Not only did they consider the impact their designs have on the existing natural and built environment, but they also …