ARTICLE SUMMARY: There is nothing worse than sitting down to tackle a project and finding your all over the map with ideas that have no relation to what you are tying to achieve. It’s a little disconcerting, right?

HOW TO ELEVATE YOUR CREATIVITY AND SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS” written by Barry Davret tells how putting constraints on oneself can help our design process. By adding constraints we

  • Sharpen our focus to the task at hand
  • Keeps our mind from drifting off topic
  • Lead to better solutions to tough problems

What’s nice about this article is Barry Davret also provides us with Constraint Building Exercises to get us started.

As designers we all hit that creative block that just drives us batty, this is another tool to help us design the way we were meant to, focused. Let us know what you think in the comments.