“Could you take that call outside?”
That’s the question you hear asked across the co-working space you booked for your latest design sprint. It’s a little bold, but you’re glad the ambiance will go back to one that’s filled with clacking keyboards instead of shrill voices.
The preference for background noise tends to be black or white. Picture the stock representation of a software engineer or web developer. No matter who you imagine, I’ll bet they’re wearing headphones.
Sure, a person could be wearing headphones to drown out the everyday sounds of coffeeshops or co-workers. But for 15 percent of people, listening to music while working is key.
To go a step further, the kind of music (or sounds) you listen to while working could also affect your productivity and concentration. So the question is, what are all those coders listening to, and does that music affect the creative process?
Here are a few instances when it benefits you to listen to music while designing, as well as what kinds of tunes to queue up…
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