Apply a more creative brainstorm technique called The Inverse.
The Inverse works by stimulating your brain to think beyond the conventional. It is an easy and fun exercise in 4 steps that can help to come up with unexpected solutions.
Start off by summing up the issue or problem you are trying to resolve in the form of a question, eg: ‘How can we solve the school graffiti problem?’
Reformulate the question so that it becomes negative, eg: ‘How can we encourage graffiti and vandalism in our school?!’
Brainstorm a list of suggestions (students enjoy this part!), eg: provide free paint; give students lots to complain about; take away all opportunities for self-expression in lessons; deny students any individuality; don’t make an effort with the décor of the school; don’t give students anything to do in break times or after school.
Look at the suggestions and turn them back to positive again, both to generate ideas and trigger further ideas, eg: create a special graffiti wall; invite graffiti artists in to give lessons; staff and students to explore contentious issues together in depth – these could be represented in pictures; encourage a strong sense of personal identity; provide students with choice in their learning; create a games room and a sports league; etc.
It needs to be targeted – all successful social media campaigns have a set of clear objectives and success criteria in common.
It needs to be focused – the campaign needs to be focused on a specific issue, a customer pain point or even a competitor.
It needs to be measurable – setting appropriate metrics so that you have a basis for measuring the success of your campaign is a must. Be aware that once your message is out there you will have little control over what happens to it.
Include great content – great content is defined by what your target audience is passionate about. What are their pain points and what type of content do they readily share?
Simple – keep it simple and immediate and offer something your users are going to value as a reward for their engagement.
Right medium for the right message – different networks vary in focus, outlook and user behaviour. Find the one that meets your needs.
Memorable – The most successful social media campaigns forge an emotional connection between the brand and the audience by providing not just great content but an experience. Make your campaign memorable by telling stories that have an emotional resonance for your audience and they can immediately identify with.
Profitable – For any small business, a positive return on investment is going to be a key campaign success measure.
Fruity Design – This is great for a menu, very appetizing thumbnails – found at: WeddingPhotography.com
He loves OHS! – Photo by Karpati Gabor on morgueFile
Based on image by hotblack on morgueFile.com – F.Viola
Screenshot – 82 Everyone is a Marketer by Seth Godin from What’s Your Story by Joyce Hostyn
The Face by drfranken found on ChromoArt.de
The calming effect of horizontal lines, image: courtesy of flickr.com, Photographer: jaikdean
Photo by dharder on morgueFiles.com
Constructivism Reference – by Lylah Livingston
Based on a photo by delboysafa from morgueFile.com
Good Morning! Photo: wallyir, from: morgueFile.com
Experimental Photomontage by Robert Heinecken
Text and Shapes – This design lends itself to an interactive use – found at: Smashing Magazine (click image for inspiring article on table of content design)
Using the Reflect tool (o) to reflect the i downwards as if it has collapsed in front.
Outlined text changed in size and colours dropped into the individual letters with Eyedropper tool using LMB + Alt
Colours, Numbers and Boxes – very happy and alive, personally I do not like the distortion of the word content – found at: Flickr
Found at Inc.com
Mosaic of Sofia Coppola – by Maurizio Galimberti – www.mauriziogalimberti.it
Close-up at Fed Square, Federico Viola 2013
Photo by mcconnors on morgueFile
‘For Great Road Trips: Switzerland’ Poster by Herbert Matter in (Swiss) International Style – Source: http://swisstype.wordpress.com/work/
Setting the grid up.
Free Transform and Ctrl – I am loving it!!!
Photomontage: Amir Ebrahim Photography
The gentle curve of the river and the light green tones of the grass give this image a calming feel. The montains and the clouds have a less calming effect. Image: courtesy of Icon Photography School – http://www.photographyicon.com/line/
Based on photo by dhester from morgueFile.com
“Step into my office” Source: The Age, click image for link
Colourful Table of Content – Ribbons in Primary Colours – found at: LifeBlue.com
Source: morgueFile, Photo by matei
Luminescent Lines – Courtesy of: PSDLearning
Swiss travel poster from 1934 by Herbert Matter – Source: http://swisstype.wordpress.com/work/
Concept for Gallery Screnshot
Study – Lines and Grace Kelly – by Federico Viola photo: courtesy of GettingCheeky.com and curved lines wallpaper: courtesy of FreeFever.com
Michael Pointing in GTA V – Courtesy of Rockstar
Photo by matthewbridges on morgueFile.com
Photo by frenchbyte on morgueFile
Pink Ribbon Day – Swiss International Style Reference – by Hwan Rochanabuddhi
Illustration: Jamie McKelvie – Suburban Glamour Comic Series
Vertical lines of a dark fence, image courtesy of p.ic – Photo Internet Collection – www.photoic.wordpress.com, photographer: Federico Viola
Couple found at http://frenchbydesign.blogspot.com.au
Based on photo by xandert found on morgueFile
Steel Curves, Image: courtesy of flickr.com, photographer: Margeois.
Image source: Data Center Knowledge
Geese in Ameland, Photo by Frans Schouwenburg
Illustration by Tavis Coburn found on DzineBlog.com
Illustration: Jamie McKelvie – Art Brut Record
Swiss International Style – Joseph Müller-Brockmann – Beethoven – found at www.designhistory.com
Examples of Output and Display for web-content. Image: live.surveyshack.com
Work by Egon Schiele, found at Mom.org
Photo by clarita on morgueFile
Based on photo by hotblack from morgueFile.com
Contemporary design in style of Construcitvism by Teo Brito found at LauraGreen92 – click image for more information and link to her blog
Custom Shapes and Custom Shape Icon
From ‘Henri’s Walk to Paris’ 1962 – children’s book by Saul Bass Found at: Brainpickings.org
Peace- Swiss International Style Reference – by Maryam Chananeh
Illustration by Jessie Ford, found on DzineBlog.com
Work by Justin Anderson
Photo by mconnors on morgueFile
Photo by agathabrown on morgueFile
Photo Montage by SGlider12 on Webdesign.org – Click image for great Gimp tutorial
I Want You – Emily Strange, The lovable Emily Strange came to life in 1991, designed by Nathan Carrico for Santa Cruz Skateboards. She is referred to as a counterculture icon. I would just call her a sceptic. Image found at: Kollectable Kaos
Britons, Lord Kitchener Wants You! Propaganda poster design from WWI by Alfred Leere. Image: courtesy of WorldWarEra.com
Screenshot of Endless Alphabet 2, courtesy of AppsPlayground.com
This is a template for a business website found at TemplateMonster. It is interesting in the sense that it breaks up the main image as part of the navigation. The sound it comes with is annoying.