5 x 5 Curiosity Challenge
This was a very interesting exercise. I put on Animal Collective’s “Campfire Songs”, and spent the duration brainstorming, and fine tuning my ideas. I was in a state of flow, not worrying if my initial thoughts made perfect sense, refining as I went, and trying to connect ideas as best as I could. My initial five headings to encourage my own curiosity were to Question, Reflect, Test Assumptions, Go Deeper and Broadcast. Using these I created a table, and started to expand on each. This was my initial table:
After creating this first table I started to tweak things to create a logical progression from one idea to the next. It became apparent from my brainstorming that this chart was more concerned with systems of thought than physical exploration. I decided to restructure things so that each heading appeared twice, once on the horizontal, and once on the vertical, leading to something that was more of a matrix than a table. I had to eliminate a number of my initial ideas to refine things, but I think everything became much stronger when simplified.
Curiosity and Problem Solving
Going through each row and column, some have a more logical progression than others. I’m not sure if making some of the language more generic would help with the flow, but I’m fairly happy with this as a working draft, and will hopefully add to it as I reflect on what works and what doesn’t.