Twisted Faces and Emoijs!

How do you know which emoticon to use? An emoticon is a pictorial representation of facial expressions. These little pictorial images are an important tool to use when communicating by using technology. The absence of body language and prosody makes is tricky to interpret  a person's feelings or mood. A range of tones and feelings …

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T29 – Day 28

Day 28 - Dance Can you act out your day or express your feelings in a dance?   Put on some music and express emotions, feelings and moods. Use the body as an instrument to explore and express ideas. Discovering the emotion when you watch a dance performance is something that has been studied by Peter …

T29 – Day 24

Day 24 – Art Draw an Abstract Self-Portrait. Watch the video and discover how to make a stunning self-portrait without lifting your pencil. PDF-File Thinkibility Day 24

T29 – Day 12

Day 12 - Meditation Meditation is non-thinking, which in itself is paradoxically. It is impossible not to think! How to meditate Play the video.   Nevertheless, this 5 minute video explains how not to think, by allowing and observing uncritically your thoughts when they arrive and then letting them go like air bubbles into the …

T29 – Day 8

Day 8 - Doodling Fill a paper with shapes, patterns, drawings or scribbles. Let the doodles take shape on their own accord. Doodling has been described as deep thinking in disguise. A tool that can help for solving tricky problems. Doodling can help you focus and pay attention. It is also a great way to …

Blue Economy – Open Source Communities

The Blue Economy uses an open source approach to encourage positive entrepreneurship. Overall, the aim with Blue Economy is to transform the way we are thinking about the environment. Solutions should be sustainable and capable of responding to people's need for food, water, energy  and health care.When you want to create an open source community …

Storytelling and Möbius Strip

"Stories are just as integral to the human experience as design." Daniel Pink "A Whole New Mind" Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal, says that storytelling is the most powerful way of communicating. Throughout history, storytelling has glued families, tribes and cultures together. Today, storytelling has moved into the business world and several values …

Thin-slicing : the power of intuition – Thinkibility Boost

Building up Intuition is "thin-slicing" In an earlier post,  we discussed the relation between Reasoning and Intuition on the basis of Kahneman's two interrelated thinking systems. One is fast, intuitive reactive and emotional. The other is slow, deliberate, methodical and rational. Although he acknowledges that the mind functions thanks to a delicate, intricate and sometimes …

Trust or Trustworthiness? – Thinkibility Boost

Trust or Trustworthiness? When searching for ideas for our forthcoming book about Information  & Feelings, a sequel to Positive & Negative in the serie Thinkibility – Thinking about Thinking, Creativity Innovation and Design we stumbled on a broad range of emotions and feelings. If you search this blog on keywords like emotion, feelings and intuition …

Unspeakableness

Ah, it is annoying when you cannot find the right words! If you have tried to explain something in a foreign language, you might have found it impossible to find the right words in the other language. Finding the right words to describe your emotions and feeling is tricky and in some cases emotions are …

If-Then

Great athletes create amazing performances with unbelievable consistency. Composed, mentally tough, emotionally controlled or simply determined and focused. Have you set your goals? Do you know what you want to achieve? Sharp and clearly defined goals are valued by athletes, business-people and achievers from all sorts of fields. So, goal setting must be a great …

Emotional Vampires

Judith Orloff’s says that if you want to be emotionally free you cannot remain naïve about relationships. Some people create a positive atmosphere but other can suck the optimism out of you and your ideas and suggestions. Emotional vampires or users and takers make you feel emotionally drained after spending time with them. They may …

Influencing People – “I think” or “I feel”, which Persuades You the Most?

Everyday people try to persuade us. Politicians, family member, managers and  organisations do their best to convince us that their idea, product or solution is the only alternative or the ultimate and best. We work hard to convince friends and families that our point of view is superior. The influencing game is hard and often …