So what if it’s two years old. Here is a great article found at WebReview.com (“cross training for web teams”) about shutting off the computer to come up with new and better ideas. Inspiring Design
…the number of students with strong computer and Web design skills who had difficulty thinking beyond computer-based design surprised me. These students’ linear, highly focused approach limited them because the Web is nonlinear. Its interactive format naturally allows multiple approaches to presenting and accessing information. A nonlinear approach to design—one not hampered by narrow ideas about content or technique—will make it easier for you to break out of the box.