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 …

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Day 7 – Christmas Thinkibility Challenge

Swans can walk on earth, swim in the sea and soar in the sky. These magnificent birds are often seen as a symbol of freedom, life, grace or purity. It is magical to watch their movements as the glide on the water with their graceful long necks. And just like yang and yin there are …

T29 – Day 19

Day 19 – Design Redesign a Sport. Take a common sport and redesign it so that it can be played by more people. Below are some examples: A dart club called “The Optimist” used a string to help guide blind players to the bullseye. Tennis clubs for visually impaired use smaller rackets, a smaller court, …

T29 – Day 18

Day 18 – Design Design something that changes behaviour. Pick a habit or a behaviour and design something that controls that behaviour. For example, broad avenues where built Paris with the aim to better control riots and revolutionary uproars. This design should embrace a positive approach to controlling and changing the behaviour. Also select another …

T29 – Day 17

Day 17-20 – Design Design thinking can be defined as the “transformation of existing conditions into preferred ones” (Herbert Simon, Sciences of the Artificial”). So in a way design thinking deals with improving something to make sure that our future is improved. This approach to thinking helps use redefine what an object is. Blog Posts …

Symbiotic Biomimicry

Sustainability is an approach where we try to  create and maintain  conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. But is the approach enough to make sure that we have and will continue to have water, materials and resources that can protect out health and the environment? Innovations using symbiotic biomimicry as …

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 …