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Action. Action. Action. Make Ideas Happen.
The success of any idea ultimately comes down to action. Our method is a discipline for everyday productivity.
Designed for those with many ideas and lots of creative energy, the Action Method seeks to simplify project management and life.
The typical creative process for managing ideas and projects is haphazard. Many creatives lose energy amidst unclear tasks, half-finished thoughts, ideas with ambiguous next steps, cluttered references, and little follow-up in a team environment. This method brings order to the organic creative process we all use in our work.
The Action Method is project-centric, not context-centric. We found that creative people tend to approach their personal and professional lives as a series of projects. Design helps us sort the components of these projects and stay engaged long enough to complete them.
In the Action Method, the outcome of every idea or interaction must be captured and transformed into action steps, backburner items, and reference items. Our research reveals that most productive creative professionals and teams identify and manage with these three components as a routine part of their creative process. While everyone should develop his or her own system for adopting the Action Method, the Behance Team proposes the following rhythm:
Action Method Principles:
1.Capture Action Steps, Relentlessly
During a brainstorm, meeting, or on the run, ideas arrive in a flurry of other activity and can be lost unless they are captured and transformed into action steps. Action steps point to tasks to be completed. Each action step should start with a verb (ie.: follow up with x, review y, meet with z).
2. Tend to Your Backburner
Keep a “backburner” to catch ideas that may someday require actions, or just to clear your mind of the little and non-urgent things. Preserve your creative energy and focus on action steps!
3. File Reference Items, Sparingly
Keep only the notes, articles and sketches, that you need. Avoid clutter.
Using these basic principles, the community of Action Method users exchanges tips and best practices for productive creativity.
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Your Passion is your work, treat it well. The Action Book’s cover is a unique suede-to-the-touch hard cover. The pages are made of 80lb Premium Blend paper with a subtle texture (30% post-consumer recycled), printed full bleed, double perforated, and three-hole punched between both perforations for maximum flexibility.
The Action Book is part of Behance’s Action Method product line, the first in a series of Behance projects to help creative professionals boost productivity and make ideas happen. The Action Method was designed to help people push projects forward by organising their ideas and focusing on action steps.
Usage Guildelines for the Action Books:
1. Capture Action steps, relentlessly.
During a brainstorm/meeting or on the run, ideas can come and go unless they are captured as action steps.
2. Tend to your Backburner.
Keep a “Backburner” to catch ideas that may someday become actions. Whether it is an idea for the future or some small errand you want to remember, put it in the backburner and then forget about it.
3. Think beyond lines and boxes.
The dot matrix on the front and back of each page serves as a subtle guide for your notations and sketches.
P. Preparation and Focus Items.
Plan for meetings beforehand and be sure to address your focus items.