I think humans have an real need for creativity – we must have space to express our thoughts without being worried about whether they’re perfectly formed or precisely measured.
I thought a great way to encourage that creativity and open discussion would be to paint one of our walls with blackboard paint and turn it into a massive chalkboard, and BAM, the Carsonified Blackboard was born.
The best thing about a chalkboard is that it’s positively analogue. It’s dusty. It’s messy. It’s beautiful. You can’t capture it and put it on Google Docs – I love that.
Now that we’ve been in the office for a couple weeks (videos coming soon – don’t worry), we’ve used the board for several meetings, brainstorms and just screwing around – and it’s worked really well. I’m hoping that it gets used more for fun stuff than meeting stuff, but only time will tell.
How do you guys keep creativity fresh in your life?