Lateral Thinking Exercise

Lateral thinking is described as a way to imagine differently. The challenge is to come up with an answer to a seemingly impossible or ridiculous situation. Logic isn’t your friend when thinking about a way to solve the problem—at first this can be extremely irritating—but once you decide to get creative, the process is a lot of fun.

This week in my creative advertising class, we were asked to find two solutions to the following lateral thinking puzzle: “A young girl walks into a field and turns on a TV.” 

In addition to just brainstorming solutions to the puzzle, we were asked to draw out our favorite solution and then write the other one out. My drawing looks like something a second grader came up with, but you know what, I’m proud of it.

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