Alan's Creativity Challenges 2003-34
If I Could Redesign Anything
One practice exercise I have found that many highly
creative people I meet use is the challenge for this
During quiet times or breaktimes often highly creative
people use their imaginations like they did as
children when they would gaze off or look out their
classroom windows redesigning the world around them.
Choose a machine that you commonly use and spend time
redesigning it as if you had access to totally new
materials of methods of manufacture.
What would it look like?
How would it be different?
What could it do that current machines can not?
Choose an animal and redesign it.
Would you make it larger? smaller? faster? more
Would you give it other abilities?
Create the perfect classroom.
What would be in it?
Would it have lots of color?
Would it be mobile? Could it fly?
Create a new form of transportation.
Could it fly? travel at the speed of light or faster?
Would it carry only you or many people?
Redesign laws or rules you do not like.
How would they be different?
How would you benefit from them?
Would anyone be hurt by them?
Have fun during quiet or breaktimes or your designated
creative thinking development time redesigning this
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