Science rarely looks to non-scientists for ideas and solutions. But on this occasion, the nuns have helped scientists to understand more about the achoques and how to breed them. The nuns gained lots of their understanding from the indigenous people who know where to find the salamanders.
Scaling Up Global Warming and Sustainability Ideas
We need desperately better strategies to scale up ideas regarding global change and sustainability. We present some.
Opportunities for new apps are abundant and everywhere
Ideas for innovative apps seem to be up for grabs.
Creative Thinking – A Masterclass for Facilitators
It is a misunderstanding to think that the purpose of a creative thinking session is to come up with new ideas or innovative concepts. Nor is it the mere application of a creative thinking technique, however exotic it may be. What then?
Is It Well Ventilated Here? – Thinkibility Nibble
What If you could "see" if a venue is well ventilated_
Creative and Surprising Ideas from the Corona Crisis (1)
Can you design inventive social distancing devices that encourage socializing?
Global Moral Development, Global Elitism and Global Institutions
We face global challenges, yet, we lack a functioning global comunity. Can we replace the concept of civilization with something else? Some prelimary ideas and What If´s.
Better Ideas for More Women in Top Positions?
Can we design ideas to get women in top positions without mandatory quotas?
Societal Science Fiction – 21st Century Challenges
Throughout history stories have help shaped our minds, our ideas and actions. With the increasing acceleration in information and biotechnology we need better stories about future technological, social and economic developments. In this 21th century, ¨societal¨science fiction might be an important genre, if not the most important, to interprete the consequences of accelarating technological developments.
Creative Nudging to Fix Bad Habits of Your Partner
Instead of directing confronting her of him with -the standard way of to correct other people’s behaviour- you might design an irresistable nudge.
Classical Rational Policy Analysis and interactive policymaking are basically reacting to existing problems that, for some reasons, get "high on the societal agenda". However, a real innovative policy can only come about if policymakers redefine themselves as designers instead of reactive problem solvers.
Event-ism and other – Future Ideologies
This is a continuation of our post The Meaning of Life – Have You Tried Googling It? “How do you live in an age of bewilderment, when the old stories have collapsed, and no new story has yet emerged to replace them?” What will keep us busy when our jobs become obsolete? A new quest …
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 …
Interesting Reading Areas 2019 – New Thinking
Most end-of-the-year lists of books have the underlying message that “if you haven’t read these books, you are a cultural bar-bar, does not belong to the well-informed elite and not able to go along in conversations”.
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? …
A LEONARDO DA VINCI CREATIVE THINKING TECHNIQUE
We came across a great post by Michael Michalko we had like to share. Leonardo DaVinci’s grotesque heads and famous caricatures are an example of the random variations of the human face made up of different combinations of a set number of features. He would first list facial characteristics (heads, eyes, nose, etc.) and then …
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Solving Creative Challenges
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 invented …
What are Social Innovations? According to Wikipedia social innovations are new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet the social needs of different elements which can be from working conditions and education to community development and health — they extend and strengthen civil society. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open …
Too Many Ideas?
Normally we are asked to help people or teams to get ideas. Because they are stuck, running around in circles, blocked, don't have inspiration or are just not creative "by nature". However, in most of the cases they lack creative thinking tools by wich they can create deliberately alternative approaches or construct systematically breakthrough ideas. …
Ideation: breakthrough idea construction
In Ideathons, a deliberate attempt is made to create breakthrough ideas. They have tightly directed 2-hour events. The participants work together in small groups of 5 to 6 thinkers. There are clearly defined areas - not too wide nor too narrow. Areas where there is an urgent need for better ideas. For that purpose, world-renowned …