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This creativity exercise is great in getting people to think how an uncommon designed object is used. The exercise can be used in two ways:
You can choose one of the above options based on what you need to train delegates on.
Find out the application of a given unusual object
Explaining the Exercise: 5 minutes
Activity: 15 min finding application + 15 min sharing and feedback = 30 minutes
Group Feedback: 10 minutes
How easy was it to find the main application (or alternative applications)? How did you approach the problem? Did you utilise any systematic method to approach the problem creatively? What did you think of other groups’ approaches to find a solution? What did you think of other groups’ objects and the applications they identified?
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