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Hacker Name & Organization:

William Gordon, Creativity Researcher

(Organization: Design Synthesis Group)

Hack Challenge

taken from Julia v. Thienen’s paper: p.20 >> finish desc!!!

Hack Description

energy-level of teams in think-up sessions.

There are a number of tricks that can be used to relieve the fatigue. […] Gordon frequently uses one trick which I believe is very novel and effective, and that is to provide one less chair than the number of people attending the session. This means that one man stands or sits on the edge of a desk or even on the floor. Should any man seated in a chair get up to move around or leave the room for any reason the unseated man quickly takes the vacated chair and so there is a continual, though imperceptible movement throughout the session,

Hack Outcome / Effects

therefore no one becomes physically or mentally fixed during the three hour period.
(CE, p. 111)


★★☆☆☆ (Slightly Radical)

Innovation Barriers Adressed



Design Synthesis Group, Julia von Thienen

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