“Minds are like parachutes: they work best when open.” Thomas Dewar


This game is a learning game. A learning game always follows the rule that there should be a balance between the amount of information that is given to understand the basics and the amount of information that stays under the surface in order to be learned. Feedback plays an important role in learning. This game provides the players with just enough information to start playing. This means that many concepts, relations, effects and conclusions are still fuzzy at the beginning of the game. It is your job, through asking around, talking with each other, playing, experiencing and learning to find the best way of working. An open and inquisitive attitude is a necessity to get the most out of this game.


To get the best out of this game, we recommend to open up yourself at the following 15 elements of creativity. The model is adopted from OECD (2014) and adjusted by Kees van Kaam and Koen Demouge (2015):


Attitude
Behaviour
Awakening
Accelerating
Advancing
Adapting
Collaborative:
 
Many current approaches to creativity, such as that of John-Steiner (2006), stress the social and collaborative nature of the creative process.
Cooperating appropriately
How do you collaborate?
Is that effective?
How do other collaborate with you?
What catches the eye?
How do you influence the collaboration?
How could you strengthen the collaboration?
Do you take the lead when it comes to inefficient collaboration?
What do you do to enhance the collaboration?
Giving and receiving feedback
How do you handle feedback?
Do you ask for feedback?
Do you provide feedback to others?
Can you create a situation in which you could give and receive feedback?
How do you deal with conflict?
What is your role?
Sharing the product
Do you share your ideas?
Why?
Do you find it useful when others share their idea and ask you for advice?
Can you create an atmosphere of sharing ideas?
What do you do when ideas aren’t shared?
Disciplined:
 
As a counterbalance to the ‘dreamy’ imaginative side of creativity, there is a need for knowledge and craft in shaping the creative product and in developing expertise.
Reflecting critically
Do you think about how you could do things better?
Do share that insight to others?
Where does that lead to?
How could encourage others to reflect critically?
Do you sometimes think out loud how to do things better and how the team could function better?
Developing techniques
How do you ensure discipline in your work?
Do you think that’s easy or hard?
What examples do you see in your environment?
Do you take the lead in planning and organisation?
Are you an example for your team mates? How do you do that?
Crafting and improving
When is your product finished?
What examples do you see in your environment?
How do you encourage others to keep improving themselves?
Do you take the lead?
Imaginative:
 
At the hart of a wide range of analyses of the creative personality is the ability to come up with imaginative solutions and possibilities.
Playing with possibilities
Do you ever dream or play?
Do you like it when others explore their imagination?
Could you encourage others to think critically?
Could you facilitate such a process?
Making connections
Do you think it’s useful to create associations?
Do you get surprised by the connections others make?
What techniques could you use to keep making connections?
Could you facilitate such a process?
Using intuition
When do you use your intuition?
Do you like it when others trust their intuition?
How could you make others trust their intuition?
Are you an example for others?
How?
Inquisitive:
 
Clearly creative individuals are good at uncovering and pursuing interesting and worthwhile questions in their domain.
Wondering and questioning
How inquisitive are you?
Do you like it when others keep questioning?
How could you encourage others to postpone judgement?
Are you an example for others?
How?
Exploring and investigating?
How do you search for answers?
Do you like it when others search something?
How could you encourage others to keep searching?
Are you an example for others?
How?
Challenging assumptions
Are you critical?
Do you like it when others question conclusions?
How could you encourage others?
Are you an example for others?
How?
Persistent:
 
Ever since Thomas Edison first made the remark with this we start this section has been repeatedly emphasized.
Tolerating uncertainty
How do you deal with uncertainty
How do others deal with uncertainty?
Could you create transparency for yourself?
Can you create transparency for others?
Sticking with difficulty
How do you deal with difficulty?
How do others deal with difficulty?
Could you continue, even when things aren’t going well?
Are you an example for others?
How?
Daring to be different
Do you dare to be different with good ideas?
Do you like it when others come up with good ideas?
Could you encourage self-confidence, both in yourself as in others?
Are you an example for others?
How?