This competency is one that I really liked to develop, this is the reason for picking an elective that contributed to my development within this competency
The base course Creative Programming was very interesting on a creativity level. The assignments were open to interpretation and the programs we would work with gave a lot of options. This assignment allowed for full freedom and demanded a lot of creativity. During this course, I learned that when everything is allowed, and when you can do anything you imagine (to a certain extend), your creativity is tested even more. I had gotten so used to thinking within certain lines and rules, that I really struggled with all of this freedom. However, I learned to let this thinking within the box behind me.
within the elective Cardboard Modeling by Joep Frens, I learned how to really think outside of the box trough these quick sketches we had to make. Joep would give us a very limited amount of time to come up with a couple of designs within a certain ‘theme’. At first, I really struggled with this and was always disappointed in my pretty basic results if we would afterwards present our work. I felt like the others came up with much more creative ideas. Trough doing this more often, and trying to completely let go of the basic ideas, I got better at this. I feel like this is a very important learning point for me, because this skill allows me to brainstorm and design in a whole new, more fruitful way.