When my friend Josie Scott shared this video in a user experience group we belong to, I had to share it on my blog.
Ever been to a meeting where the impossible is asked?
Here’s the scenario: a company is preparing to launch a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration. They’re meeting with an agency to discuss the project.
The company’s key contact person explains the project requires seven red lines. Walter, the agency’s expert
on all matters related to drawing red lines, is asked to draw the lines.
Sounds like an easy task, right?
The Impossible Request
It’s not an easy task when the request becomes seven red lines, which are all perpendicular lines, some with green ink and some with transparent ink.
And the company’s design specialist asks if one of the lines can be drawn in the form of a kitten.
Market research tells our users like cute animals. It’d be really great if…
Sound similar to a meeting you’ve had recently?
This seven-minute video will either have you in a fit of laughter in less than a minute, or you’ll be nodding your head as you remember a similar meeting.
Have you ever been in a meeting where the impossible was asked? I’d love to hear what happened; share your experience in the comments.