Fun with constraints, knowledge, and design

Paula Thornton, my friend and co-blogger at FASTforward, tweeted the following this morning

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which reminded me of a little constrained exercise I did back in February. That exercise started with this tweet

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and a blog post that generated some fun discussion.

What I didn’t do was publish the final list of C-words that were ultimately generated in the ensuing discussion. Again, the constraint was C-words relevant to conversations about knowledge. Here’s the list (including “constrain/constraint” that all of you created:

Calculate
Calibrate
Canvas
Capture
Catalog
Categorize
Censor
Certify
Challenge
Change
Characterize
Chart
Check
Cite
Claim
Classify
Cluster
Circulate
Circumscribe
Circumvent
Coalesce
Coax
Co-create
Codify
Collaborate
Collate
Collect
Collude
Combine
Comment
Communicate
Compare
Compile
Compose
Compute
Concatenate
Conceal
Conceive
Conform
Confide
Connect
Connote
Consider Consolidate Constrict Consult
Constrain
Constraint Construct Contribute Converse Convert
Convey
Coordinate Copy
Count
Craft
Cram
Create
Critique
Crystallize Cultivate Curate
Customize
Capital
Case/Case Study
Cause
Channel
Characteristic
Chart
Collage
Community
Compendium
Competence
Component
Concept
Concern
Construct
Content
Context
Convention
Conversation
Culture
Coherent
Complete
Concise
Conditional
Consistent
Contingent
Contradictory
Convergent
Cryptic
Current
Cursory
Essay Scam Busters