A class project for developing creativity through a synthesis of ideas.
Kathy Schwandt's basic description: "Combinatory play is an extraordinarily easy way to generate ideas. Suppose you want to invent something new. Select 20 objects at random. You can select any objects, objects at home, objects at work, or objects you might find walking down the street. Or you can imagine you are in a technologically-oriented science museum, walking on a beach, browsing in a store, or just walking down a street, and then you can make a list of 20 objects that you would likely see.
"Make two lists of 10 objects each on the left and right sides of the paper. Pick one from the left and combine it with one on the right. Play with the combinations until you find a promising new combination, then refine and elaborate it into a new invention."