Eco Care-Icide

In the blog post Creative thinking for the living planet - ecospin doctors, we explored the importance of using suitable words to influence and change how people perceive the natural world.  In this blog post, we are using the new word Eco Care-Icide to highlight the need for changes in the way care homes are... Continue Reading →

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Thinking about Thinkbility – Mind Map

What is thinkibility? "Thinkibility is about the agility and skill in thinking. A biological approach to thinking, where it is assumed that thinking takes place in an environment and the characteristics of the environment influences the end results. Thinkibility is concerned with describing ways to create environments that lead to “fruitful” end results." The blog post... Continue Reading →

Can you make a list of 10 innovations that would help you to complete a marathon? I am rather sure that backpack contraption that feeds you a steady stream of tomatoes is not on the list. The Tomatan can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes and it weighs 8, 1 kg 818lbs). One the positive... Continue Reading →

Laugh Yourself to New Ideas!

The King Arthur Round  Swing Table has some of the right attributes to transform a dull meeting into a creative exploration. Thinking is movement and I can just imagine my thoughts swirling around freely while I gently swing back-and-forth. Ideas are free to take off and start a new life. Listen carefully and you can... Continue Reading →

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 →

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... Continue Reading →

LEGO Rich!

"Are you LEGO rich? Do you have an idea for a LEGO set? And are you a Creative consumer?" Yes, adults play with LEGO too and there are over 250.000 registered members of LEGO User Groups throughout the world. LEGO, one of the most creative brands in the world, is using its fan community to... Continue Reading →

Bio-Inspiration and Medical Innovations

Spiderman! The perfect example of stealing from nature. A spider's web is used to catch criminals. Jeff Karp is not a specialist, instead he has between twenty to twenty-five ongoing projects. A multidisciplinary approach to create biomaterials and devices for therapeutics. The Karp Lab uses bio-inspiration to develop ideas. Their innovations do not mimic nature,... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 29

Design your own thinking challenge! In this exercise, the last of the 29 Day Thinkibility Challenge, we will ask you to reflect upon and use what you have learnt. You could design your own thinking challenges in two ways: The first way is to formulate ONE interesting question. What fascinates you? What are you wondering... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 27

Where would you start? And why? Imagining the future is not easy or indeed always a positive experience. Yet we face many difficult problems as well as opportunities in the near future. Choose an area, a big difficult problem or something with tremendous opportunities. Something that you care about, worry about, or look forward to.... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 26

Make your thinking 3D. Seeing a picture in 3D is a richer and fuller experience as compared to looking at a 2D picture. The same can be said for thinking in 3D. An example is the game noughts and crosses or tic-tac-toe, you can add down or down-across by imagining playing it in 3D. In... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 25

Day 25- 27 – Thinkibility Thinkibility is about the agility and skill in thinking. A biological approach to thinking, where it is assumed that thinking takes place in and environment and the characteristics of the environment influences the end results. Thinkbility is concerned with describing ways to create environments that lead to "fruitful" end results.... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 22

Day 22- Creativity Ask yourself “How Might We” solve this problem. Pick a problem and explore ways that the problem might be solved. Redefine the challenge in nine ways. Express the goal in a new way, use new words and rephrase the problem. You find great everyday problems that needs to be solved here. Imagine... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 16

Day 16 - Music Music to Forget the World and Music as a Tool for Growth - Explore your music collection Listen to Daniel Barenboim talk about “How to listen to Music”. Then sit comfortable and give yourself to music. Close your eyes and enjoy! Thinking and Music explores how music affects our moods and... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 13

Emotions Day 13-15 Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 11

Day 11 – Info Focus on the information. Police sources have reported that unidentified individuals planted a bomb in front of a Mormon Church in Talcahuano District. The bomb, which exploded and caused property damage worth 50,000 pesos, was placed at a chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at No... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 10

Day 10 – Info Make an uncertainty map and describe areas of uncertainty. Select a topic that you know something about. Draw a map of areas where the knowledge and understanding is uncertain. Choose weather or climate change if you find it difficult to select a topic. Explore the following topics: Possible factors that influence... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 9

Day 9-11 – Info A characteristic of modern society is the flow of information. The creation, distribution, and manipulation of data are vital activities – we rely on data to draw conclusion and make decisions. Information is the lifeblood of modern civilization. Yet, most times more information is not better or gives better solutions. This... Continue Reading →

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