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Monday, June 21 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Seeing with New Eyes

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"Creative people are expert noticers," observed science professor Guy Claxton. They have highly developed abilities in visual foraging—spotting, gathering, and utilizing things that most others overlook. Having an active rather than idle curiosity about the world around you reveals ideas. Be nosy, and be "eyesy."  It is said that “We only see what we are trained to see.”  This workshop will tutor you to look at the world around you with a more active curiosity and imagination.      

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • You  will understand why seeing with new eyes is important.
  • You will look at the world around you with a more active curiosity and imagination.
  • You will look at unexceptional incidents from an inquisitive stance.

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • You might have a better understanding of what kind of things you should look for. 
  • You might be challenged to look for specific things in your environment.
  • You might question why it is important to look for specific things.

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • You might see the world more deeply than before.
  • You might know how to educate yourself on what to look for that is of value to you.
  • You might understand the value of when to look and when not to look.

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Paul Skaggs

Professor, Brigham Young University
Paul Skaggs joined academia after 22 years in new product design and development – including 14 years in which he operated his own full-service consulting firm. Clients included Kodak, Fisher-Price, UPS, Motorola, AT&T, Xerox, Olivetti and Hewlett-Packard, among others. For the... Read More →

Monday June 21, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT