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Donald Rattner

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Latest 6 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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Creative Spaces with Donald Rattner

Chapter X with Michael Kay

Ever noticed how different you feel depending on your surroundings? On the surface, it might sound woo woo, but there are decades of scientific research that suggests our bodies respond to cues in our environment. Studies have found that our mood, health, happiness, and behavior are all impacted by our physical environment. Beyond that, they’ve found that certain elements in our physical space could actually make us more creative. Architect Donald M. Rattner helps individuals optimize creativity by applying scientific research into the psychology of space. He is the author of the bestselling book, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques. Today Donald joins us on the Chapter X show to share how to apply these findings to our own physical spaces—and make ourselves more creative.  We discussed: The effect that your environment has on your mental and physical states How physical spaces affect our ability to think creatively and innovate Why the concept of design is much more accessible than you might realize Science-backed reasons why we should tune into our surroundings How most of us are losing a connection to physical nature (and why it matters) The impact of a messy vs. neat environment on how we generate new ideas   Connect with Donald My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation https://donaldrattner.com Donald on LinkedIn

48mins

6 Jul 2022

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Listener Favorites: Donald Rattner | The Psychology of Designing Spaces for Creativity

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Donald Rattner is an architect who implements scientific research into the design of buildings and spaces to optimize occupant creativity. From the size, to the color, to the shape and even down to the smell of a room, Donald has crafted the perfect recipe for a creative space that will inspire innovation and revitalize your mind. He joins us now to impart his profoundly helpful knowledge and inspire others to develop their own creative environments. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information. Subscribe for ad-free interviews and bonus episodes https://plus.acast.com/s/the-unmistakable-creative-podcast.

49mins

25 Mar 2022

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USING SPACE TO SPARK IDEAS - A Memorable Conversation with Donald Rattner

Alloutcoach Tim

In this special episode of the Alloutcoach Podcast, I sat down with  Donald Rattner, a renowned architect, speaker, lecturer, educator, and  author of his new book "My Creative Space" who shares some unique  research and detailed tips all of us can use in every field to spark,  capture, and apply some of our most creative ideas. His insights truly  break new ground in merging our left and right sides of the brain to  integrate our analytic and creative types of thinking when and where it  counts most!   Discussion Highlights  1:00 - Inspiration for architecture and Background 3:25 - Definition of "Evidence-Based Design" (EBD) - research of how our space impacts our behaviors 6:11 - When are we most creative? 6:37 - Four different "chronotypes" of people and their peak times of creativity 7:22 - Most people's idea generation is highest at 9 am - 1 pm 8:26 - Blue color and natural light tied to solar cycle tied to improved idea generation 9:22 - Tip: Color-changing bulbs in your office to spark creativity 10:10 - Tip: Nigh-shift mode on smartphone 10:43 - Case study of no windows in office and solutions 12:40 - Analytical type thinking  16:22 - Biophilic Design and Hypothesis: Human Affinity for Natural Environment 19:19 - Traveling in Time and Space through Space you create 21:47 - Donald's commentary on using virtual backgrounds in remote meetings 24:18 - Our Brain's "Seesaw Effect" concept and its relation to  creativity: Conscious vs. Unconscious Thinking, Finite Attention Span,  etc. 28:00 - Significance of timely idea capture 28:21 - Tip: use waterproof note pads you can use in the shower for best idea capture 28:55 - Idea generation during sleep and capture 29:40 - Salvador Dali and Thomas Edison's tricks to quickly capture creative ideas 32:05 - Why Stress is the #1 Creativity Killer 33:14 - Creativity in absence of stress 34:00 - Culture and Organizational Policy 34:07 - How shape or position of furnishings at home or at business meetings impacts creativity 37:34 - Tips on stimulating creativity in business meetings 41:37 - Tip: whiteboard wall paint in the office space 43:42 - Research case study of the role of color on creativity from an art trade show in 2006 46:12 - Role of sound on creativity: 70 decibel magic number and white noise 48:45 - How should people use the book? 52:02 - Final takeaways - Space Matters--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alloutcoach/support

53mins

3 Jul 2021

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Donald Rattner (My Creative Space): Is your home limiting your creativity?

Imagine a Place

Want to be a more creative person? The answer might be right in front of you. Donald Rattner is an award-winning author and architect who spent years of his life exploring the deep instinctual connection between our environment and our creative self. His book: My Creative Space - How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation is a collection of insights that, much like our conversation, we found to be unique, useful, and entertaining.Link to purchase Donald's book (My Creative Space): https://amzn.to/3eKNvEIFind Donald online: https://donaldrattner.com/ Visit Imagine a Place online: https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place/

39mins

10 Nov 2020

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Conversation with Donald Rattner, Architect & Author

Retail Revolution

Donald Rattner discusses the science behind space design with a focus on how retailers can connect more organically and successfully with customers. He coins a new term, “retidential” design, a mash-up of retail and residential, to describe a movement towards more intimate, home-like retail spaces.Donald is an architect who helps individuals and organizations optimize creative performance by applying scientific research to the design of physical space. He is widely published as both author and subject. His most recent book, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques, received a Gold Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association, a Silver Medal in the Nautilus Book Awards, and a Semi-finalist in the Chanticleer Instruction and Insight Awards. He has also written for numerous print and online channels, including Work Design Magazine, Better Humans, The Writer’s Cooperative, ChildArt Magazine, Residential Architect, and assorted blogs. I have contributed entries to such books as Design Professionals and the Built Environment, and the International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. His work has been featured on CNN, in such publications as The New York Times, Houzz, Architectural Digest, and Builder. You can also listen to previous podcast interview, including Killer Innovations, Love Your Work, the Small Business Radio Show, the PsychCentral Show, and Creative Warriors.Learn more: LinkedIn | Donald Rattner | Amazon (book)My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark InnovationHosted by: Christopher Lacy, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignProduced by: Joshua Williams, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignExecutive Producer: Fashion ConsortFollow the podcast on Instagram: @RetailRevolutionPodcast

41mins

9 Jun 2020

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Ep #102: Engineer Your Home to Spark Your Creativity with Donald Rattner

The Design You Podcast

I am so excited for you to learn as much as I have about the combination of science and architecture coming together in the realm of creativity and sparking new ideas. Donalds tips for designing your space to bring you more creativity are simple, common sense, and often zero cost too. Not only does it affect what you see visually, but you’ll mentally and emotionally feel the difference too. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/102

36mins

5 Mar 2020

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Episode 103: Designing Creative Space with Donald Rattner

The Deliberate Creative

Space matters. In this episode, Architect Donald Rattner shares the research on how to design your space to enhance your creativity. Donald shares several simple changes you can make. Then, he examines Amy's office and provides advice on how she can make her space more conducive to creativity. Then, Amy implements those changes and reveals the new office layout. What You’ll Learn The three A's of designing a creative space How our brain's perception of our space impacts our creativity What prospect refuge theory is and how to use it to your advantage Learn about the new "resimercial" design craze for workplaces About Donald Rattner Donald M. Rattner is the author of “My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation” and principal of Donald M. Rattner, Architect. As a consultant he draws on scientific research to help individuals and organizations maximize occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality and retail environments. Educator and author as well as practitioner, Rattner’s publications include “The Creativity Catalog,” “Parallel of the Classical Orders of Architecture,” entries in professional reference books, and numerous contributions to print and online channels. He has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, New York University, Parsons School of Design, and online. Workshop and lecture venues include NeoCon, Metrocon, Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creative Mornings, and many others. His work has been featured on CNN and in such publications as The New York Times, Work Design Magazine, Builder, L-Magazine, and Better Humans. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in art history from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University.   Weekly Challenge Assess your space. Keep a log of when/where  you are doing your best work and when/where are you doing your least successful work. Then, what changes might you make to help you be more creative? Resources Donald Rattner's Website Donald Rattner's Book: Your Creative Space Focus At Will Coffitivity

42mins

28 Feb 2020

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560: Donald Rattner - How to Design Your Creative Space

The Self-Employed Life

Some of you might know that I moved down to Miami from New York City in order to combine my love for city life, architecture, and a more relaxed pace of living. For me, Miami inspires me in more ways than one. Additionally, I’ve always known that my environment heavily informs my productivity and thus have always strived to create an optimal workspace that promotes both efficiency and creativity. So how can we best design our spaces to spark creativity? There are some tactics that many might already know, like surrounding yourself with certain objects, scents, and sounds. But for many the design ends there. There are, however, many studies that have linked a variety of techniques to robust idea formation, and I’m thrilled to share some of these fascinating tactics with all of you Creative Warriors today. To help me dive deep into designing  the best creative spaces I’ve brought on, architect, author, and educator, Donald Rattner. Donald helps individuals and organizations maximize their creativity by drawing on scientific research into the psychology of space. He has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, New York University, and Parsons School of Design. His work has been featured on CNN and in such publications as The New York Times, Work Design Magazine,and Better Humans. He holds a Bachelor’s in art history from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton. To learn how to be your own creative architect, download this episode now.  THE FLEXIBILITY WARRIOR  “A lot of creativity happens under the hood.” - Donald Rattner Highlights - Surrogate creative spaces can be fruitful for sparking new ideas. Routinization of time and place is extremely important for creative people. The color blue stimulates idea formation. Working in a lofty, open space (or creating the illusion of one) enhances creativity.  Looking back on memories can create insightful thinking and build the right positive mood for creative thinking.  Great ideas often come when you are physically or mentally not at your best. Always have a notepad available for these sudden sparks of ideas.  Choose curved lines over straight ones.  A little bit of background noise- about 70 decimals- is optimal for idea formation. Dressing nicely can have an effect on your cognitive style. Guest Contact - Donald's Website Donald's Facebook Donald's Book: My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation Contact Jeffrey - Website Coaching support My book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer's Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible is now available! Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share!  Mentions - Learn more about The Mona Lisa Resources - Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website and are all your marketing materials speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Often it's not which is why you're not converting traffic and leads to clients and attracting your most profitable customers. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I'll take a look at your website. If I have suggestions for you to improve your brand message (I almost always do), we'll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss. A select number of websites are also chosen for my LINGO Review Video Series. Fill out the application today and let's get your business speaking the right LINGO! Music by Jawn

51mins

5 Feb 2020

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340: How to design your CREATIVE SPACE (w/ Donald Rattner)

Your Creative Push

Donald M. Rattner is an award-winning residential architect and educator.  As a consultant he draws on scientific research to help individuals and organizations maximize occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality and retail environments. In his new book, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, Donald draws on the latest psychology and productivity research to offer a practical guide to designing your home to optimize your creative potential. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/340 In this episode, Donald discusses: -Why you should have a designated creative space. -The importance of nature in our creativity and in our mental and physical wellbeing. -Facing your space and setting up your surroundings to make yourself more open-minded. -How we feel more creative when we feel safe and comfortable. -How music and sound affects our creativity. -The best decibel level for boosting your creative process. -The surprising benefits of napping to our creativity (and why it works). -Idea seeding. -How working walls can help you externalize your ideas, work through your ideas, collaborate and think bigger than you normally could. -The debate on messiness and creativity. -Some free, cheap and simple tactics that people can use RIGHT NOW to optimize their creative spaces. Quotes: “Creativity, health and happiness all tend to operate on the same spectrum with regard to environment.” “Walls are for more than just separating spaces.  They can be active agents in the creative process.” “Ideas flow from the hand to the brain just as much they do from the brain to the hand.” Links mentioned: My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation by Donald M. Rattner Raining.fm Coffitivity Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina Connect with Donald: Website / Facebook / Medium / LinkedIn Join the discussion in the Facebook group!

58mins

20 Jan 2020

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Donald Rattner: The Psychology of Designing Spaces for Creativity

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Donald Rattner is an architect who implements scientific research into the design of buildings and spaces to optimize occupant creativity. From the size, to the color, to the shape and even down to the smell of a room, Donald has crafted the perfect recipe for a creative space that will inspire innovation and revitalize your mind. He joins us now to impart his profoundly helpful knowledge and inspire others to develop their own creative environments.Are you designing or renovating your own creative space? Do it the right way with Donald’s book, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark InnovationDonald Rattner’s website can be found at www.DonaldRattner.comListener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and we even have the opportunity to run live Q&A’s. Just visit unmistakablecreative.com/tribe to sign up. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information. Subscribe for ad-free interviews and bonus episodes https://plus.acast.com/s/the-unmistakable-creative-podcast.

49mins

13 Nov 2019

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