I'd be interested in responses to this post from other fields of
I have been running closed workshops on Designing Mystery since 2002
and have only recently decided to open them to the to the general
design community. I have been very careful about how I do this
because the tools of magicians and mystery performers are kept secret
for good reason. You will note that I keep the numbers small, have
participants sign NDAs and spend time in the workshops stressing the
ethical issues involved in learning from another field.