From TED: Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity.
Adapted from article in Fitness Magazine, October 1999, by Dale Schwarz. This 5 minute exercise, uses mindful drawing to help manage workplace frustration. “Creativity goes beyond the arts to include how we make choices and live our lives,” says Schwarz. “Doodling engages both left and right sides of the brain, and can indicate how we feel and what we think,” she says. The physical act of drawing is also a useful release for anyone wound-up or stressed out.
helps people find walkable places to live; calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.