Innovation at the dinner table?

Julian Levy sporting his research eye scan capturing headgear-

This is a story of family and ideas…of a dad, Alan Kingstone,  who was researching how humans related to the eyes/faces of others….when his son suggested that by putting the eyes OFF the face, he could better judge if it was the face or the eyes attracting us to shift our gaze. How so? Well, the kid was an aficionado of monsters..seems monsters are not limited by our symmetry and top centered eyes. They can have eyes in their horny tails….

The boy actually continued in the research with his dad and received top billing on the paper. Now that’s a great result of a ‘working dinner’..and illustrates how thinking outside the norm, in childlike ways can facilitate creative change. I love it!

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/10/30/12-year-old-uses-dungeons-and-dragons-to-help-scientist-dad-with-his-research/#.UOh7SeTO1YU

Typical multi-eyed monster.

Published by Alexis Wittman

Artist and Designer. Gallery in Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Architectural Engineer/Designer owner of Architectural Research + Design.

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