SITES ABOUT
Select your download option
mp4 Files
low
320x180
medium
512x288
high
854x480
228 k
320x180
320 k
587 k
512x288
931 k
512x288
1186 k
512x288
1420 k
640x360
1873 k
853x480
3839 k
1280x720
Play this word game to come up with original ideas
Shimpei Takahashi
Details
Share

Shimpei Takahashi always dreamed of designing toys. But when he started work as a toy developer, he found that the pressure to produce squashed his creativity. In this short, funny talk, Takahashi describes how he got his ideas flowing again, and shares a simple word game anyone can play to generate new ideas. (In Japanese with English subtitles.)

More From TED

Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next
Alexander Betts
The puzzle of motivation
Dan Pink
How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history
Gerard Ryle
The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
Pranav Mistry
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
Robert Waldinger
Less stuff, more happiness
Graham Hill
The power of introverts
Susan Cain
Cool tricks your phone can do
David Pogue
Forget multitasking, try monotasking
Paolo Cardini
What's left to explore?
Nathan Wolfe
Your elusive creative genius
Elizabeth Gilbert
The best stats you've ever seen
Hans Rosling
Do schools kill creativity?
Ken Robinson
Brain magic
Keith Barry
How to use data to make a hit TV show
Sebastian Wernicke
How to speak so that people want to listen
Julian Treasure
Why people believe weird things
Michael Shermer
Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
Elizabeth Gilbert
Try something new for 30 days
Matt Cutts
How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek
The new era of positive psychology
Martin Seligman
3 ways to plan for the (very) long term
Ari Wallach
Your body language may shape who you are
Amy Cuddy