Tools&Methods « Visualizing the Invisible Using Large Screens for Brainstoming Posted by Michael Koch in Academic, Tools&Methods on September 21, 2010 Lets start with an interesting project in the ModLab at University Bochum. As stated in the earlier post, the researchers in Bochum are working on using large interactive screens in modeling workshops. At CRIWG 2010 (see paper in Springer Link: they presented a brainstorming tool to help in brainstorming phases during modeling. Ideas bank Many ideas banks are provided as free of charge, or set around certain companies in general to work out new inventions. Although ideas are provided by a community of people, problems can arise when people take the ideas of the site and begin developing them. There is no possible way to prove that the idea on the ideas bank was original and not taken from something else. The front end of innovation is quite distinct from the remainder of the innovation process. When the very best ideas are discovered they can be managed with a stage gate oriented project management system, where the work flow is defined. The front end of innovation is commonly referred to as "fuzzy" because it functions best when a collaborative system nurtures chaos, disruption and the serendipitous discovery of ideas.
[International Network for Peace] With the tech landscape taking shape in this century, there is an urgent need to invest in a wide array of devices. Most of the technically savvy minds often invest in gadgets that include laptops, smart phones and desktops among others. The advantage with these gadgets is that they get you going; however, the flipside is that they may make you get confused.
Sustainable Commons Communication Strategy Debategraph Objective of the project The objective of this project is to design a communication strategy for the commons as meta-narrative to accelerate the emergence of a sustanable thrivable world. Framing communication, message as well as media, adjusted to different audiences (worldviews, priorities and stakes) so that they are received and acted upon in the most effective and convergent way. The rationale for the commons as meta-narrative is developed here, how it can apply to initiatives in the field of sustainability is further detailed here In short: The commons is at the same time something complex to get a full grasp of, and something that can resonate at the deepest level in each of us and help lay the bricks of a deeper structure.
COMMENTAIRE D'HÔTES: Quand les journalistes de guerre revenir à la maison With U.S. military involvement in Iraq ending and troops coming home, news coverage rightfully focuses on the lives of these men and women and their adjustment to noncombat roles. Notable stories document the challenges facing veterans who cope with physical and mental health injuries, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. However, what is typically missing in the analysis of postwar issues are accounts of the print and broadcast journalists who have spent extended time embedded with troops and borne witness to death and destruction while working in harm's way. Several recent research studies have documented that news media workers might suffer from stress, burnout and mental anguish, in percentages comparable to military personnel and other first responders, as a result of being brutally close to the action. Steve Bell, former ABC News correspondent/anchor and Vietnam War reporter who recently taught at Ball State, notes: "Imagine, journalists are human, too!
Brainstorming The Brainstorming (brainstorm) method is a semi-structured creative group activity, used most often in ad-hoc business meetings to come up with new ideas for innovation or improvement. Members of the group are encouraged to put forward ideas about a problem and how it may be solved, in order to generate as many ideas as possible, even if they are not always usable alternatives. The idea behind brainstorming is, that a group of people can achieve a higher (synergy) level of creativity than the sum of the participants separately. Brainstorming Rules Global Ideas Bank The Global Ideas Bank's origins lie in the Institute for Social Inventions, which was set up in 1985 by Nicholas Albery, social inventor and visionary. From small beginnings (a network of inventors, a quarterly newsletter), the Institute grew into a full-fledged organisation under his leadership: producing an annual compendium, running social inventions workshops and promoting creative solutions around the world. It was part of the first European Social Innovations Exchange. In 2001, the Institute was awarded a Margaret Mead Special Recognition Award for "community creativity for a new century"
HOW TO: Do Good on Twitter This series is supported by Toyota Prius and presented by harmonytweets, a Twitter-based platform for filtering conversations around design, sustainability, eco technology and philanthropy. Leverage Twitter to communicate around ideals you care about at harmonytweets.com. Twitter is good for a great many things, from sharing music to building your brand, from finding friends to playing games. But while we know all about what Twitter is good for, is it possible to actually do good on Twitter? How do you do it? psychology - Was the experiment with five monkeys, a ladder, a banana and a water spray conducted? - Skeptics Stack Exchange The earliest mention I could find of this experiment was in the popular business/self-help book, Competing for the future by Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad (1996). Here is the quote from the book: 4 monkeys in a room.