Structured Chaos

Structured Chaos is an idea by Hideshi Hamaguchi that people are the most creative when they are in the middle of “structured” and “chaos.”

He says that keeping the structured chaos mode is one of the rules to break the bias we have.
Your brain has two modes, a very structured mode and a very chaotic mode. A lot of people think more chaotic they are more creative they are but actually it is not true. The real is a bell curve and the sweet spot is in the middle, he calls the spot “structured chaos.”

To keep structured chaos, there are two ways.
1. Go back and forth
At first think freely, and after think along with some structures. It increases the possibility to hit the top.

2. Control the media
Bad diagrams and doodling help you keep your brain in the structured chaos mode.

See more detail in his talk.
Break the bias: Hideshi Hamaguchi at TEDxPortland 2012