2020 Year in Review

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One statement that appears in every 2020 Year in Review post is that this was a year like no other. Twelve months ago, nobody could have imagined the rollercoaster this year would be and still is. It gave the phrase that I like so much, “expect the unexpected,” an epic twist that literally affected each and every person on earth in one way or the other. It might be tempting to skip reflecting on this year, our goals, and where we stand because many of us feel we didn’t have much control over what has happened. I believe this undeniable fact just makes the retrospective this year more relevant than ever. Extreme conditions and radical changes in so many aspects of our lives can shed new light on how we operate and what is most important. And this is true for individuals and organizations alike. I would like to use this opportunity to reflect on how seempli has evolved in the past year. It is an opportunity to recap the new developments, features, and content we introduced this year. But this is also an excellent opportunity for me to explore the delicate balance between setting concrete goals and defining an … Read More

Daily Creativity #0026

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration Now, Let’s Create… Let’s Play For my exploration walk today, I took the Yo-Yo Seed. Now, I have to be honest: I completely forgot about it during my walk. I took plenty of photos of interesting things and didn’t consider the Seed at all. Until I came back home and explored the images and found this one. Well, I didn’t really see it like this. I had to turn this lollipop street-art upside down to make the yo-yo pop out of it, which is a good reminder … Read More

Daily Creativity #0025

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Game We Play The Seeds We Will Use And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Today we play a creomondi mix game: Abstraction Layer. It goes like this: We take two Seeds, one Subject Seed, and one Abstract Seed. We can use their combination for exploration or for free associations. As always, anything goes, as long as we use the combination of the Seeds as inspiration for creating something. The random set we got for the game today includes the Seeds Strings and East. And the Insight type we are aiming for is a New Word, which is … Read More

Daily Creativity #0024

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Our exploration Seed today is Remake. With this Seed in mind, we shall look around us for inspiration to design an Amusement Park Ride, no less. I played at home today, and when I thought about the Seed while looking around me, the jigsaw puzzle my son and I are working on caught my eyes (well, it is, after all, in the middle of our living room). The connection to the Remake Seed is evident in retrospect: a jigsaw … Read More

Daily Creativity #0023

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Today, our goal is to write a 50-Word Story — a micro-universe with precisely 50 words, no more and no less. To find inspiration, we will look around us, wherever we are and wherever we go, and we will use the Casino Seed as something to help us focus and discover surprising things. I went jogging with the Seed in mind. On my way, I saw a young woman, all dressed up for a workout. If it wasn’t for … Read More

Daily Creativity #0022

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Today, we are playing in nature. If you can go out to nature in its purest sense, it would be great. But even if you don’t have the time to a rural location, you can play in an urban nature island, regardless of its size. That’s what I did today when I went out to explore the nearest park. The Seed we shall take with us for our creative exploration is the Reaching Out Seed. Unlike more concrete subject … Read More

Daily Creativity #0021

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Today, we start by exploring nature. Go out and find a piece of nature, even if it is in the middle of the city. The Seed we will use to drive our creative exploration is the Ghost Seed. Anything in nature you can associate or fuse with Ghost would be a great discovery, so record it — you will use it in the next step of the game. When I went out on a short bike ride today, I … Read More

Daily Creativity #0020

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play It’s Fantastic Beasts day, and we are going to create one inspired by the Heavyweight Seed. Or more precisely, we are going to look around us, no matter where we are, in search of inspiration for our creation. The first thing I rediscovered when I thought about the Seed is my human weight scale. And from that point, it was quite easy to imagine it as a kind of a cute monster (although somewhat judgmental). While this interpretation may … Read More

Daily Creativity #0019

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. Let’s Start with Experiencing Something Now, Let’s Create… Let’s Play Today, we are going to experience. Our experiences provide infinite ingredients for Creativity. And so, we will start with an experience, and use what we see, sense, and feel as inspiration for our creation. The Experience we will use today is saying “good morning” to someone you don’t know. As you will see in a minute, you can take this straight forward (although not necessarily easy) experience in different directions. But even more important is to notice how it makes you (and the other participant in this engagement) feel. If … Read More

Daily Creativity #0018

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Also Add a Constraint… Let’s Play We are playing in the street today, looking for discoveries inspired by the Z Seed. Since we aim to create a Photo Series, the result of our creative exploration can be used directly as ingredients for the end result (but you can, of course, use your discoveries just as inspiration and create something from scratch in the second step of the play). During my creative exploration, I came across a building that is still … Read More