Taking a creativity trip 2

Each participant receives a colored A4 paper (with a 5X3 square grid on it) and access to pens and crayons;

Ask them “to fill the grid with unique apples” and read them the following rules, written down on a flipchart paper:

  • Each apple has to be unique
  • Start from top left and end at bottom right of the grid
  • In silence!

They have eight minutes to fill the grid. At the end, the participants present and share thoughts on their grids (not all of them have to do it). 

Questions you might ask:

  • How many apples they manage to create?
  • How does the last idea compare to the first idea they had?

Connect their answers to the principle of “quantity is a condition of quality” in the idea creation process. Conclude the exercise presenting the creativity principles (see the theory from this chapter).

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