#FuseFactFriday: Think Outside The Box (Of Thumbtacks)

Here at the Next Big Design blog, we're already looking forward to April when we will once again be heading to the FUSE conference. From now until April 18th, we're bringing back our popular feature from 2011: #FUSEFactFriday.

FUSE Fact Friday will highlight some of the key takeaways from the 2011 conference, including inspirational quotes, main themes and more. Each week, we'll dive in to our 2011 executive summary and remember some of our favorite presentations and moments from last year.

Today's FFF Fact is:

"use the box thumbtacks for the box itself…and not just for the thumbtacks"

Day 2 keynote Andrew Pek revved up a sleepy audience at Fuse 2011 with quotes like the above, stimulating exercises and encouragment to look for the spaces between thoughts for true creativity. Our guest blogger Prescott Perez-Fox wrote:

"The day started with Andrew Pek analyzing our brains. Getting us to strive for enlightenment in our innovation. Shouting exercises and the throwing of crumpled paper can be just as stimulating as any math problem, if only because it’s new."

Kristina Loring of Frogdesign caught up with Andrew for a quick interview outside the event, check it out below:

To find out more about this year's FUSE, coming up in Chicago on April 18-20, visit the webpage. Plus, join us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to begin networking with the FUSE community now. 



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