What can we learn from the Rubik’s Cube about designing great learning?

From Flickr: People engrossed in solving the Rubik’s Cube

Watching my 9 year old nephew trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube for the first time I wondered what is it about this puzzle that makes it so addictive and popular. A quick Internet research revealed that over 350 million Rubik’s Cube have been sold worldwide and there are more than 100 different variations of the original puzzle already in circulation. The Rubik’s Cube is the world’s top selling puzzle game.

People like its beauty, simplicity and form. It’s really not a puzzle or a toy. It’s a piece of art.” The Rubik’s Cube: A Puzzling Success – TIME

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