During my study at coursera course on Creativity, Innovation, and Change (which very bright course is, please look at https://class.coursera.org/cic-001/class/index ) I have got a task to build the Paper Tower.
- Find an A-4 size (8"x11") sheet of paper
- Try and fail multiple times to build the tallest free-standing structure your creative mind can come up with.
I have used a A4 paper, scissors (I can make it without scissors but scissors make the whole process faster)
After some attemts. I have made a tower more than one meter.
Please, find the process of creation below.
First day. I have made three attempt. I try thre forms: circle, spiral, something like string (made from paper).
On the second day I determined the main problem of paper - flexibility.
The paper is very flexible. Shall I have a carton/cardboard the task could be easier.
After determining the main problem I have found the right decision.
I cut off a pice of paper.
The next problem to connect some base elements to get the chain.
I have made some incision at the end of every element. Connected it.
Lets try. Three elements.
Lets make a bigger chain as I don't use the whole A4 list yet.
Made some corrections. The base of every element should be more wide (and flat).
It can keep balance!
Wow! I have made it!