Change a Point of View – Thinking Strategy

Recently we came across a handsome book by Jodie Newman called Business Creativity. In the chapter about  Creative Toolkit, we found five tools that we clustered around the theme Change Point of View, because basically they come all down to the same principle. As we earlier pointed out each of us looks at the world …

Social Innovation – New Ideas that Meet Unmet Needs

Is more innovation needed in the social sector? Or is it better to play it safe and not take any risks? Innovation carry risks and how risky an innovation proves to be depends partly on the choices people make in using  new ideas or products. A great example of how the choices we make influence …

World’s Most Interesting Reversals (1) – Thinkibility Boost

In a Reversal, the usual supposed cause-effect relation between objects or subjects are turned upside down. For example, it is supposed that the establishment of a permanent observation post increases the safety of recreational sailing. A Reversal could set up that the establishment of a permanent observational post rightly effective decreases the safety of sailors. The …

Physical Ticket Machine – Thinkibility Nibble

Moscow Subway Ticket Machine Accepts Physical Exercise As Payment To promote exercise and the 2014 Olympics, Olympic Changes installed a very special ticket machine at the Moscow subway station. Instead of accepting money as payment, the high-tech ticket machine only accepts exercise. Riders could receive a free ticket by standing in front of the machine’s camera. We …

Hack Your Education

What if: you are stuck in a narrow track, needing to find a job to pay off $27,000 in study debt and there are no jobs at all? colleges doesn't provide good education to succeed in a job? sacred institutions like university ceases to exist? you are allowed to join the real world before getting …

Design for Ambiguity – Thinkibility Nibble

Design thinking has become part of contemporary design and engineering practice.  Whilst it used to be a professional niche where a designer was asked to create something attractive, a better looking widget, it is today a more collaborative, human-centred approach that is used to solve a broader range of challenges. Design thinking is used to …

Practise Thinking

 In our recent post  A Thinkibility Home Trainer we said that we found a home trainer for thinking. A site that strives towards:  Thinkers arrange facts and experience to see more clearly.  Thinkers surprise themselves with new insights.  Thinkers like discipline and focus rather than drift.  Thinkers like to change their minds.  Thinkers can be of any age.  Thinkers never think their thinking is …

Thinking about Value

  Thinking about Value The importance of value is the theme in the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  The narrator observes that grown-ups like numbers. Grown-ups think that they know a person after then have asked questions related to a new friend’s age and how much money his parent’s make. The little prince …

Design Thinking

  Every designer needs to look somewhere for inspiration and ideas. Design Thinking is Andrew Taylor's   speciality. He has kindly written a story about how a designer got inspiration for the next big thing. Andrew has worked with design engineering and industrial design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts with a keen interest in …