2017 Session Description

Weird Idea Generator

For adults (teens welcome) • 60 minutes
Category: Tools/Techniques
Maximum Participants: 20
Thursday 1:30pm • Centennial 12
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)

Reaching those precious third-third ideas can be really difficult in certain contexts, especially when time pressures impose themselves. we know that the more stretch there is in the idea, the more time it will probably take to make it work.

But time isn’t the only constraint. All of us are limited by working from the only perspective we know—our own. And that means our imaginations are based solely on what we already know.

So how can we create something truly new?

Weird Idea Generator is an experimental game designed to help you generate crazier ideas faster—and have lots of fun in the process. Loosely inspired by Improv Theatre, Science Fiction, and Genetics (sounds like we could get into dangerous territory doesn’t it?), this experience is constantly evolving, session after session.Your feedback is vital!

The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session

  • A new tool to generate new, exotic ideas
  • Introduction to the theoretical background and evolution of this game
  • Pure fun!
Rodrigo Sánchez Picazo
Santiago, Chile

”Jack of all trades, master of none.“

I’ve always felt this saying defines me (In the best of its possible meanings). I don’t consider myself a master at anything, but my diverse background helps me find an exotic solution to every situation. Name a problem – I can solve it!

Artist at heart with an engineer’s head, I started as a technical in Mechanical Product Development, steering back to creativity little by little, first with a Product Design degree (Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid), then with a diploma in Creativity and Innovation trough Design and Business (Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile)

I’ve had the pleasure to work for very different enterprises in Mexico, Perú, Chile, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United States (and now Canada!). This includes programming industrial machinery in Chicago, product studio photography in Reinsburg (Germany) designing gamificated learning tools in Mexico D.F, and recently, producing the first Mindcamp Chile.

This is Rodrigo’s first year presenting at Mindcamp.

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