Two great and inspiring TED Talks on the importance of play and creativity.
Dr. Stuart Brown shows us that play has deep influences on human development and intelligence. Play is simply a biological necesity for both children and grown-ups.
Tim Brown, the CEO of IDEO talks about the close relationship between play and creative thinking. It’s both eye-opening and entertaining when he shows us how play is in fact a serious approach to innovation.
Though these talks are from 2008, from the Serious Play Confence, they are still highly relevant. They build such a compelling case for the role of play in all of our lives and it seems to me that we have to keep on reminding ourselves and each other to seriously implement play every single day. It is more than fun. It actually makes us wiser and more capable as human beings – and it makes us happy!
Check out here, who else spoke on the conference: http://www2.artcenter.edu/designconference/
Dr. Stuart Brown has founded The National Institute for PLAY: http://www.nifplay.org/
He has written this wonderful book on the topic:
Play M.D., Stuart Brown
And if you are curious about the creative works of IDEO: http://www.ideo.com/