The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science

Belle Beth Cooper has some very interesting ideas in this article.

It’s worth looking at.

Steve =========================================================

I’d love to have a toolkit that promised me great, creative ideas every time I sat down to work. Obviously that’s not going to happen—creativity doesn’t come from tools.

But luckily there are some tools that can improve our chances of working creatively. According to research, these six tools can help inspire your next big idea:

1. Write Faster And Strengthen Your Memories By Using a Pen and PaperEven if you’re not a fan of analog tools, you might be surprised to know there are some proven benefits to going back to basics. Although technology continues to improve, it still hurts our eyes to look at it for too long.

When compared to paper, reading or writing on a screen requires more effort and makes us tired faster. Even expert writers have been shown to write 50% slower when using a computer, compared to paper.

Lots of studies have compared reading and writing on screens and on paper over the past 30 years, looking at metrics like comprehension, speed, and accuracy. The general consensus remains that paper holds an advantage.

via The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

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