Mix the unmixable — the visual thinking game
Here is the game I have played with my son (9 years old at the time of playing).
He was asked to draw a mixture of two deliberately unmixable (well, at least hard to imagine how you would mix those) things.
The first task was to combine a concrete mixer truck and a bulb.
Here is the result after approx. 5 minutes of brainstorming and drawing:
Then he was tasked to mix a construction crane and a cooking mixer. Again, in a few minutes the result was:
The third assignment was to find a way to have a bulldozer deal with a nose-picking problem. That was the result of such a chemistry:
How to play
- Select two relatively unrelated things.
- Try to come up with a thing that would be a combination of the two. Limit the job to 5 minutes.
Why to play :)
- Boost your creativity.
- Take an unexpected perspective.
- Practice and stretch your visual library.
- Have fun!
I hope that was useful!