LEARN: Creative Mess


Research participants in a room where papers were scattered on a table and the floor came up with5 times more highly creative ideas for new uses of ping-pong balls than those in a room where papers and markers were neatly arranged.

A disorderly environment seems to aid creativity by helping people break from tradition, order, and convention, the researchers say.


– http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/dont-tidy-up-before-you-do-your-creative-thinking/