You can only challenge and/or aid something once you become aware of how it works. Think_Type is a web app where users can find out their 'Creative Thinking Types’ and learn to take advantage of them during their creative processes. The 'Creative Thinking Types’ are determined for anyone who answers a series of 7 multiple choice questions, each developed in a way that encourages the user to tap into how they think about and perceive generally anything in their everyday lives. Each answer has a systematically assigned 'Creative Type,’ which determines the users accumulated result. The questions, void of any creative terms and concepts, point out that ‘creative thinking’ isn’t at all different from regular thinking. It simply requires an adjusted application. Think_Type also provides a space to help the user get started on said ‘adjusted applications’ at the end of the questionnaire. ‘The Playground’ is a portion that can only be accessed after the users Think_Type is determined. A fun, zero-risk, multiplayer experience where the user can exercise their Think_Type through creative applications under a set of rules with limited time and resources.
This project is meant to encourage the users to become aware of how they think, while also attempting to ground their abstract streams of consciousness into something easier to navigate. The key component to Think_Type is the simplicity that comes from having limitations, as opposed to the chaos that comes from having none (much like how our minds naturally work).