The Brilliant Failure Award – Thinkibility Nibble

Earlier in the post The Charm of Imperfection we wrote about figure-ground reversal or negative space: in art it is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally... Continue Reading →

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Design Your Own Creative Thinking Techniques

Creative thinking can be learnt. How? By using thinking tools. There are many tools for creative thinking, examples can be found in the following books: Edward de Bono presents 13 tools in his book Serious Creativity Grace McGartland has 25 tips and techniques in Thunderbolt Thinking(TM) Arthur VanGundy covers 29 tools in Idea Power Michael... Continue Reading →

Thinking in Images

Most people think in words. When asked to imagine a traffic accident they come up with not very detailed descriptions, in comparison with people who are thinking in pictures. It became even worse if the words are becoming more and more abstract. Words as society, market, law, inflation etc. stay for them just words; they... Continue Reading →

Art and Innovation

What can innovators learn from art? Observation skills, questioning, and experimentation are  vital parts of innovation. Observing everyday activities can lead to new insights where things can be improved on. It can also lead to break-through ideas. The innovation psychologist  Leon Segal said: "Innovation begins with an eye." By Johann Zoffany Innovators carefully watch the... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 24

Day 24 – Art Draw an Abstract Self-Portrait. Watch the video and discover how to make a stunning self-portrait without lifting your pencil. PDF-File Thinkibility Day 24

Art – Thinkibility Boost

Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies by Claude Monet MetMuseum Imagine that you would design an art museum, how would you hang the paintings? And what would you write on the notes that are placed beside the artworks? The concept "Thinkbility"  refers to a biological approach to thinking, where it is assumed that thinking... Continue Reading →

Making Plans More Engaging – Thinkibility Nibble

Many organisations and many people struggle with implementing plans, strategies or intentions. As a Thinkibility nibble we will hypothesize here that it is caused by boring presentations, but also by neglecting the planning process with all stakeholders. Planning is often an interactive process We will put forward the idea that, although most planning tools use... Continue Reading →

Learning to Innovate: An Abstract Art

Learning to innovate: an abstract art? Many companies and organisations may not have noticed that innovation means something else than more research, more technology, more money, or taking more risks. All these factors comes after the conception of an idea for innovation. Inventing ideas is thinking. And a truly innovative idea does not exist - it is only... Continue Reading →

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