Today we’re changing the scales to make a regular situation seem funny and harnessing new insights for creative ideas on the Funny Business challenge of ‘making training more memorable’.
A classic example of changing the scales comes from the sitcom Red Dwarf in the episode ‘Backwards’. Rimmer is administering a Starbug driving test for Kryten [...]
Come up with silly ideas. They are a great starting point for new solutions. All you need to do is extract the concepts and themes and bring them back to a greater degree of reality.
Example: How to make your journey to work more enjoyable.
My silly idea is to commute by rollercoaster. Personally I’d love [...]
The royal courts used to employ jesters to ensure their thinking didn’t just succumb to the ‘yes men’. Their role was to be purposefully provocative to ensure decisions were appreciated from other perspectives and embarrassments were averted.
So play the role of the court jester by laughing at your ideas and kick yourself out of [...]