Ish – Thinking – Thinkibility Boost

As an introduction to a series of blogposts about conceptual thinking we will start by paying attention to "ISH-Thinking". A concept is an abstract pattern in the brain that stands for some regular, recurrent aspect of the world, and to which  any number of different words can be attached. Sometimes ago we already pointed out... Continue Reading →

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Do You Need New Eyes? – Thinkibility Nibble

The art of non-building! Marco Canevacci is a member of Berlin-based architectural collective Plastique Fantastique. An architect who is not interested in building buildings, instead he focuses on structures that are impermanent. Soap bubbles, pneumatic machines and loupes (French for magnifying glasses). The bubbles can be squeezed into any urban scenario and they transform our... Continue Reading →

Daily Thinking – Discovering Patterns

Daily Thinking - the thinking you do quiet effortless during the day - do have some features. In this blog we will point out some of the characteristics of Daily Thinking that differs from scientific or deliberate thinking. However, that does not mean in our opinion that Daily Thinking habits does not affect or have... Continue Reading →

Left Out

Something missing? Well, you can safely assume that any information you are presented with has some relevant information “Left Out”. The originator's perspective, the logic bubble in which he perceives the world and how the  information is applied are some possible reasons for the missing information. Also we may unconsciously miss the presented information because... Continue Reading →

Discovering Patterns

Thinking patterns help us to make sense of the world and they support our decisions and actions. A builder do not have to explore the structural calculations every time to build a roof, once he has learnt a certain pattern of how to build it, it makes sense to use it. The same pattern is... Continue Reading →

Time as a Search Light for Deliberate Thinking

It is remarkable that neither in management nor in psychological literature much attention is paid to how time influences thinking. However, many expressions indicate the importance of time, like:This is a window of opportunityLet's buy timeDon't wait for time, make time!Time is moneyThe boiling frogA gram in the backpack in the morning weights a kilo... Continue Reading →

How Many Things Are We Missing?

In an earlier blog post Language is not Innocent – How Thinking Patterns are Created we suggested that  people construct thinking patterns from their earlier experiences and the agreements they make with their fellow humans about the meaning of behaviour and things. This is convenient because this ways of engaging in the world produces predictability, routine... Continue Reading →

World Thinkers’ Ideas – Push the Limits

Your ears… makes you hear. Or Don’t they? Can we learn to extract sensory information from unusual sensory channels? Sensory substitution is a way to work around the loss of one sense by sending information though another channel. Pushing the limits to reach new insights may require new technology. A successful project also requires a... Continue Reading →

A Helmet That Slows Down Time

German interaction designer Lorenz Potthast has made  software that lets humans alter their own reality. Watch the video below and find out about how this experimental deign helps you to experience a world where the pace is much slower.

Distorted Logic Bubbles

In an interesting article from McKinsey Quarterly Charles Roxburgh explains why good executives back bad strategies. In an earlier blog post  we introduced the concept of the “Logic Bubble”. Edward de Bono used  the term to describe the set of values, needs, beliefs and experiences that a person sees the world through. We all have... Continue Reading →

Logic Bubblegum and Mental Inertia

One of the most powerful concepts to explain creativity is that “Logic Bubble”. The term was coined in Edward de Bono's book Future Positive (1979).  All thinking takes place within a perception space,  within that space everything looks logic from the perspective of the thinker. The logic bubble is formed by values about how the... Continue Reading →

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