Almost everything we make ends up in a landfill or the ocean or the atmosphere. This approach is in contrast to how nature does things and this is at least part of the reason why our climate is changing.
How many alternative explanations can you come up with for UFO´s?
We assume that the cause of the Global Warming and reduction of sustainability lies in typical Western mono-causal, unilateral, individualistic thinking. New concepts as have emerged in biomedical sciences and cellular biology as in physics are currently lacking in business and the public domain, let alone on an individual level.
“Learning about the natural world is one thing. Learning from the natural world—that’s the switch. That’s the profound switch.”
We need desperately better strategies to scale up ideas regarding global change and sustainability. We present some.
We got a list of twelve unrelated, parallel statements about the problems of global warming.
Having summarized existing approaches, could we escape from those and find fresh approaches to mitigate or even counteract the effects of climate change? Try to come up with at least three ¨escapes¨: alternative approaches to mitigate global warming.
Let's try to get ideas on how to attack the climate crisis by greenhouse gas emissions in a non-obvious way. Ideas where never anyone has thought of. If you wish so: out-of-the/box. Beyond more-of-the-same thinking. Outside current thinking.
As we are interested in non-traditional thinking. Put forward a fantasy or a wish, knowing that it is impossible to achieve. It is important that a provocation be a fantasy.
Ideas for innovative apps seem to be up for grabs.
Can you design inventive social distancing devices that encourage socializing?
How was situation awareness built up in the Coronacrisis and how have(not) considered information multiplied the blundering into disaster?
One of our readers challenged us to simplify the process of applying Stratals as a creativity tool. A stratal is putting together a layer of unconnected, random statements or observations and looking at it as a whole. The purpose is to allow new ideas to materialize from evaluating the strata as a whole and not …
Instead of directing confronting her of him with -the standard way of to correct other people’s behaviour- you might design an irresistable nudge.
Is the news about fake news really old news? We are told that we are living in a new and frightening era of post-truth. We are surrounded by lies and fiction. Blaming social media such as Facebook or certain politicians are a prevalent way of dealing with the spread of lies and invented fiction. Yet, …
Have we failed to find justice and entered the Post-Truth Era? Our sense of justice may be out date, says Yuval Noah Harari. The problem is not with our morality, it is with implementing these values in the modern world - a complex global world. The numbers are identified as the underlying problem. Previously, the …
We pledge for a crook's certificate that all students must obtain before they leave high school. Thinkibility – the skills of agile thinking – include the ability of unethical thinking as well.
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 …
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”.
There is a huge difference between "engineering" and "design thinking". It comes down to that engineers are problem-oriented, a design thinker is need oriented. That's a fundamental another approach. For an engineer the problem is obvious, As you can see in the image below, it is even not mentioned at all! Design thinking does not …