The Power of Creative Constraints

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Lucky you has been assigned with a creative task. There are no limitations, no rules, just endless possibilities. But where do you start? If such a project leaves you feeling paralyzed, watch a video that demonstrates the power of creative constraints.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research innovation attempts that have failed due to the lack of creative constraints
  • Conduct an experiment between several groups, having some groups design something with boundaries/constraints put into place, and have the other groups design anything with whatever and however they want; then have the groups compare results such as efficiency of product, amount of time it took, challenges they had to overcome, etc.
Classroom Considerations
  • Best used in a design class or during a study of the evolution of inventions
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Pros
  • Video link also comes with a quiz, links for researching, and discussion questions
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