Continuing on the theme of stimulating creative juices, thinking outside the box can be stimulated by an environment showing examples of just that. Here's a photo I took of a ceiling light at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. A very practical object that in this view looks almost totally abstract. This can make the point that what something is depends on how you look at it. The viewer brings something to the table just as the original designer does. One of my favorite things to do is make abstract art by photographing real objects. More on that to come in future blogs. When you want people to look at their issues/problems/challenges in a different way, from a new point of view, it doesn't hurt to have some examples of that process around the room. Perhaps they'll think, how can I view this issue differently that might lead to new options for solutions.