Knowledge sharing and Lego building

In NYU Poly's Design Thinking class, we discussed different types of imaginations (descriptive, creative and challenging) that were involved in the creative process and supported by Legos. Interestingly, we saw these different imaginations enacted in the individual and group activities we did with Legos: some using Legos to describe a possibility while others imagining other forms of possible and even challenging it.

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At the core of the Legos experience is its playful character which facilitates bonding and storytelling. The materiality of Legos (it was interesting to see people putting all the blocks on the table, moving them around) is also key in allowing to go from abstract to concrete as well as to support collaboration.