Combining concepts

What does a concert hall look like? What things are important for a great concert hall? A concert hall is: a building with a stage performanance venue filled with seats There are many benefits with conceptual thinking, thinking with the aid of concepts.  A concept can be defined as an abstract and general idea. But… Continue Reading →

Out of Date Concepts – Thinkibility Nibble

    Concepts occur in solid form and are often not questioned. After all, they have proved their worth and value. Concepts as an abstract or generic idea, conceived in the mind, are generalized from particular instances. The more “solid” a concept appears the higher the chances are that the concept was conceived in the… Continue Reading →

A Repertoire of Concepts

In our series of conceptual thinking, we argued that “thinking boxes” or concepts help us to make sense of the world. At the same time it is restricting us in three ways: if we are not able to escape from standard interpretations of the world, we can’t innovate. It’s about changing perceptions and is called creativity… Continue Reading →

Design New Concepts – Thinkibility Boost

There are several ways to design a new concept deliberately. But what is a new concept? Not many people have a quick answer to this question, other than “differently than expected”, “something else as normal”, “not seen before” or just “interesting”. One of the easiest ways to design a new concept is to escape from… Continue Reading →

Ways to Recognize Concepts

How to recognize concepts? A concept can be described as a perceived pattern or regularity in events or objects. We form groups of different events or objects into a single category on the basis of some underlying similarity. We are often not aware of what aspects or characteristcs that are underlying the categorization of events… Continue Reading →

Elaborated Concepts of Feelings

In many cultures, people have developed basic human feelings and emotions into elaborated art forms. Sometimes feelings and emotions has been given names such as The Blues in North America, Saudade in the Portuguese culture, the Duende in the Spanish culture, and the feeling of the Tango. These names that have no immediate translation in… Continue Reading →

Innovation of Social Concepts

We are waiting for better ideas to improve society. But should we design them deliberately rather than wait? One thing is certain – governments need much better ideas. A little less-of-the same ideas and strategies is no longer an option. The stage where changes in choices and cuts can solve our problems, is already far… Continue Reading →

A Concept R&D Department

In 1968, Dick Fosberry won a gold medal in high jumping at the Summer Olympics. Instead of diving with his belly over the bar and landing on his feet, he did it reverse, jumped over the bar with his back and landed on his back. Nearly two thousand years since the Olympics in Athens, mankind… Continue Reading →

501

We made it to this five-hundred and one post! To celebrate this we announce the publishing of two books that reflect the most profound insights we got from our notes on Thinking, Creativity, Innovation and Design so far. Concepts at Work Working with concepts will get you all the ins- and outs of conceptual thinking. It will… Continue Reading →

Possible Educational Future Worlds

In “Education – 21 Century Challenges” about “What should we teach children?” we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults’ wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual)  approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from 2050…. Continue Reading →

Worse is Better

The population is becoming dumber and more stupid? The number of people with intellectual disabilities is rapidly increasing in highly developed societies. Is it? Or is it that the more complex the society becomes, the more people with a disability in social adaptability need care support? Complexity Complexity expresses itself as difficulties to understand or find an answer, to… Continue Reading →

Thought Stores – Thinkibility Nibble

Imagine, there would be stores that keep thoughts in stock and sell them. Make a mindmap where the branches reflect the various aspects of running a store. For instance:  Explore: Make a connection between aspects of running a store and selling Thoughts to customers as items in a store. What did you learn about Thoughts?… Continue Reading →

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