Got Creative Block? Alexa Can Help with That. Introducing the Adobe Inspiration Engine

At Adobe, we empower people to realize their creative potential. Traditionally, that has meant building tools that test creative frontiers, streamline workflows and enable collaboration. However, a recent Adobe study reported that while 71% of people consider themselves creative, 89% say they struggle to find inspiration. Today, we’re excited to announce something to help: the Adobe Inspiration Engine, a brand-new Alexa Skill.

The Adobe Inspiration Engine is built for anyone who needs a jolt of creativity – from professional artists and designers staring at an empty page, canvas or artboard for too long, to someone who needs more than a coffee to get their day started. Simply say, “Hey Alexa, open the Adobe Inspiration Engine” to any Alexa device or Alexa app to get inspiring quotes, tried-and-true creative exercises and, when using an Echo Show or Amazon Firestick device, visual bursts of inspirations.

Two easy ways to dive in

Drawing from the energy and inspiration felt when luminaries such as Nicola Scott or Questlove and Lilly Singh share their creative journey onstage at Adobe MAX, the Adobe Inspiration Engine comprises three components (or intents) to jumpstart your creative process:

We’re doubly excited about this Skill since we also prototyped the experience using Adobe XD. (Check out the XD prototype here, and read more about prototyping for Alexa devices within XD here.)

You can get the Adobe Inspiration Engine for free from the Amazon Alexa Skill store by saying, “Hey Alexa, enable the Adobe Inspiration Engine.” The Skill is immediately available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

To continue this spirit of inspiration, we’ll also be hosting two Instagram Live sessions during Adobe MAX. The livestreams will be moderated by Shelby Church and feature Elise and Calob along with Stefan Sagmeister, Annie Atkins, Cyn Lagos, Anna McNaught, Chris Hau and Aundre Larrow. During these 30-minute sessions, creatives at all stages of their careers will offer sage advice as they share stories, anecdotes and life lessons to propel your creative career forward. You can tune in and submit questions live on November 4 at 12:45 p.m. PT and 5:30 p.m. PT through the Adobe Instagram handle.