Making Sense of Data

The introduction of computers and the Internet combined with an explosion in information have led to an overabundance and in many cases confusion. Determining what is facts, false information, opinions are becoming increasingly more difficult. Finding ways to use thinking to overcome problems with abundance and faulty information is vital. So is inventing tools to make sense of... Continue Reading →

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Uncertainty – Thinkibility Nibble

Often when we search for information we want to be certain that the results are true or we assume that the results are true and certain. But scientific uncertainty is part of scientific research. Since we do not know everything, research continues and it is constantly changing. New ideas and pieces of information is added.... Continue Reading →

Press Patterns

It is generally believed that the media are rather objective yet lightly coloured by their economic or religious values.  Media differ on a same topic in the words used in the headings, the wording, or the framing. However, there are indications that media are not so different at all. This phenomena is called MSM –... Continue Reading →

Training in Economics is a Serious Handicap

Or the Logical Bubble of Economists. Economists decided to increase the maximum number of babies in a nursery to make the industry more profitable. Economists advised to pay math teachers more, because of the shortage of them. Economists recommended that employment projects for the disabled and mentally retarded should be closed... because they are not... Continue Reading →

Exciting Ways to Store Data

Creative ways to think about data storage A book in a test tube. All the information on Internet stored on a device the size of our thumb! We live in an age of information abundance and new ways to think about data storage is emerging. How can information and data be stored and presented? An... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Creative Ways of Using and Storing Data

In the future, more or less unlimited data storage capacity may be a possibility. The capacity to store huge amount of data is also increasingly becoming cheaper. At the same time, new exciting ways of storing and using data are emerging. Some of these methods and techniques involve moving away from electronic solutions to using... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Information Stored About You – Malte Spitz

Flow of Information A characteristic of modern society is the flow of information - information is the lifeblood of modern civilization. The creation, distribution, and manipulation of data are vital activities – we rely on data to draw conclusion and make decisions. The capacity to store information has dramatically increased the last decades and new... Continue Reading →

Too Logical or Too Illogical

It is tempting to look at thinking as an all-or-none phenomenon - we are too logical or too illogical, calm and calculated or whimsical dreamers. But what annoys you the most – logical or illogical people? Are you a logical or illogical thinker? Or maybe it is easier to shift the focus away from people... Continue Reading →

Streamlining Your Thinking

Perfection may be achieved when there is nothing left to take away. Michelangelo saw David through the block of marble and he simple chopped away the stone that was not David. The Japanese word shibumi is used to describe refined simplicity, beauty, elegance, and quiet perfection. Shibumi looks simple but it takes time and effort... Continue Reading →

Cassandra Information

The introduction of computers and the web combined with an explosion in information have lead to an overabundance. Finding ways to use information in the best possible way is becoming a vital skill. Many people, when confronted with a problem, begin a broad search  for information. They assume that enlarging the information space inevitable will lead to uncovering the information needed to solve... Continue Reading →

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