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From the Ted Talk by Kelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This first project is a holiday card I made for my friends. My goal in this was to get people to ntcioe this going-through-the-motions holiday thing that I'm sure we've all felt before. And I did that through a holiday card, of course. From the outside, it looks pretty normal. But paper has this memory; paper never forgets how it was bent. I was able to use that material memory to gduie the recipient through the experience of the card. So when you first pick it up, while floppy, it's clear it wants to bend in all of these certain ways. As poplee tinker with it, they dseocivr that bneidng the card bignrs them through this simple story. And as you can see, it's a story about itself.

Open Cloze

This first project is a holiday card I made for my friends. My goal in this was to get people to ______ this going-through-the-motions holiday thing that I'm sure we've all felt before. And I did that through a holiday card, of course. From the outside, it looks pretty normal. But paper has this memory; paper never forgets how it was bent. I was able to use that material memory to _____ the recipient through the experience of the card. So when you first pick it up, while floppy, it's clear it wants to bend in all of these certain ways. As ______ tinker with it, they ________ that _______ the card ______ them through this simple story. And as you can see, it's a story about itself.

Solution

  1. notice
  2. guide
  3. discover
  4. brings
  5. bending
  6. people

Original Text

This first project is a holiday card I made for my friends. My goal in this was to get people to notice this going-through-the-motions holiday thing that I'm sure we've all felt before. And I did that through a holiday card, of course. From the outside, it looks pretty normal. But paper has this memory; paper never forgets how it was bent. I was able to use that material memory to guide the recipient through the experience of the card. So when you first pick it up, while floppy, it's clear it wants to bend in all of these certain ways. As people tinker with it, they discover that bending the card brings them through this simple story. And as you can see, it's a story about itself.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  6. clear
  7. discover
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  11. forgets
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  21. people
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  25. recipient
  26. simple
  27. story
  28. tinker
  29. ways