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The power of creative constraints – TED Ed

Imagine you were asked to invent something new. It could be whatever you want, made from anything you choose, in any shape or size. That kind of creative freedom sounds so liberating, doesn’t it? Or … does it? if you’re like most people you’d probably be paralyzed by this task. Why? Brandon Rodriguez explains how creative constraints actually help drive discovery and innovation.

The power of creative constraints! Follow this TED Ed animation with The Engineering Process, How design can change our experiences & environments, The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can, and more problem solving, engineering, and design.

Bonus: Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror.

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