I’m giving a talk at Lean Agile Scotland 2013 in September, here is the outline:

The story of how I developed the ideas that led to the creation of Constraints Cards – the card deck for web designers. I think constraints get a bad rep.

In this talk I hope to persuade you that not only should you identify the inherent constraints in your project – you should consider adding voluntary constraints to help achieve a more creative solution, to help improve your teams learning speed, and to keep life fun.

I’ll also discuss ways in which using Constraints as an individual, in any role, can level up your design thinking more quickly.

This isn’t a Theory of Constraints talk. This is an investigation into how creativity in the broadest sense benefits from the application of even the most arbitrary of constraints.

It’ll be great to have an outlet for all the constraints related stuff that’s been rattling around in my head while working on the card deck!

As ever, if you have any questions you can find me on @stevenmilne and steve@refreshaberdeen.com.