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Welcome to thinkibility!   Thinkers’ Prescriptions for Improving Your Thinking about Thinking, Creativity, Innovation and Design A CURIOUS and CREATIVE person gets the same pleasure from exploring risks and searching for opportunities.  Thinkibility will open your mind to explore thinking from a range of perspectives. Through fun and thoughtful examples and exercises, Gijs and Asa …

Concept Maps – Rather Confusing

Recently we make  concept maps about data, information, logic bubbles, concepts and idea. A concept map is a diagram showing the relationships among concepts. They are graphical tools for organising and representing knowledge. Understanding the relations between data, information, logic bubbles, concepts and ideas is important to get essential insight into the art of creative …

Information Overload

Abundance of Information Headlines such as “Every two days we create as much information as we did up to 2003” suggest that we live in an age of information abundance. Admittedly, it depends on how you define what constitutes information; information can include all user-generated information that contains little new information. Nevertheless, regardless of how …

Bangs of Creativity

Several Ideas                                                                                                       Did the big bang of creativity on earth occur approximately 400,000 years ago with the advent of Homo sapiens? Or, was it when we anatomically  evolved around 200,000 years as the species Homo sapiens sapiens? Is language a necessary condition for creativity? As language leaves no trace, the date of its emergence …

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 …