Enabling constraints

Posted by Bob Allen on Sep 2, 2015

Reading a tweet by @mattbarcomb led me to this post: "Enabling constraints are about opening possibilities by limiting choices". A short read. Coderetreat facilitators use this, and have fun doing it!

Also, "Constraints that Enable Innovation" - Alicia Juarrero, Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Prince George’s Community College (MD) on "enabling" innovation. Overflowing with great stuff on the fundamentals of natural learning.


Notable quote:
"Take the system far from equilibrium. Nothing interesting ever happens at equilibrium."

Texas version: "There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos." I'll leave the sourcing as an excise for the reader.