112 Freeing Your Creativity Through Constraint

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, September 30

Instructional Design


“Don’t limit yourself” is terrible advice, yet getting into a creative rhythm is not always easy. When the pressure is mounting, often we can find ourselves blocked in our effort to present a new and fresh idea for the project we’re working on. How can you stay in the flow and find the next great idea for your work?

In this session, you will learn how you can use constraints to free your creativity, rather than limit it. You will learn the importance of not saying “no” to ideas, but rather embrace them and try to use them as the new parameters for your creative work. You will find ways to build off of ideas rather than shutting them down and collect various tips you can use to jump-start your creative process.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To use constraints to free your creativity
  • How to get out of a “creative slump”
  • Techniques for kick-starting your creative process
  • To never say “no” and go with the flow (the rules of improv)

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Cory Casella

User Experience Designer

Alden Systems

Cory Casella is a user-experience designer for Alden Systems; he also contracts through Obsidian. A design professional with a passion for communicating complex ideas through simple and elegant designs, Cory has been animating since middle school when he used the pages of his textbooks. Now he brings his lifelong passion for animation and design to the business world through eLearning, graphic design, and programming.

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