In this episode I speak with architect Donald Rattner about his research into how our environment impacts our creativity. Who doesn’t want to be more creative, as creative as possible? His book My Creative Space- How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation contains 48 easy to implement tips. We talk about a few of these tips and more.

about our guest:

Architect Donald M. Rattner helps individuals and organizations maximize creativity by drawing on scientific research in design psychology. His most recent book is “My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques,” which has won four awards and been ranked an Amazon bestseller.

Educator and practitioner as well as author, he has taught at the University of Illinois, New York University, and Parsons School of Design. Speaking venues include the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Creative Mornings, bookstores, webinars, and corporate events. His work has been featured on CNN, in such publications as The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and Better Humans, and on numerous podcasts. Rattner holds a Bachelor’s from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton.

My Creative Space is available on Amazon ( and other major online booksellers.

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