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Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold


My Creative Space shows how you can boost your creativity by shaping your home environment on the basis of scientific research into the psychology of space.
Learn about the optimal lighting for fostering insight, how to use walls to capture ideas, why round shapes spur more original thinking than straight lines, which colors promote a creative mindset, the cognitive benefits of incorporating nature into your surroundings, and more.
Whether you’re a writer, entrepreneur, design professional, artist, work in a creative industry, or pursue a personal passion for pleasure, this heavily illustrated book is an invaluable guide for turning living space into creative space.

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Architect Donald M. Rattner draws on scientific research to help individuals and organizations maximize occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality and retail environments. Educator and author as well as practitioner, Rattner’s publications include My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, The Creativity Catalog, entries in professional reference books, and numerous contributions to print and online channels. He has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, New York University, and Parsons School of Design. Workshop and lecture venues include NeoCon, Metrocon, Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creative Mornings, and many others. His work has been featured on CNN and in such publications as The New York Times, Work Design Magazine, Builder, L-Magazine, and Better Humans. He holds a Bachelor’s in art history from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton.

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