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Why Creative Thinking is Inclusive Thinking, by Michael Michalko Albert Einstein was once asked what the difference was between him and the average person. He said that if you asked the average person to find a needle in the haystack, the person would stop when he or she found a needle. He, on the other hand, would tear through the entire haystack looking for all the possible needles. With creative thinking, one generates as many alternative approaches as one can. Creative thinking is inclusive thinking. Paul Tozour's Blog - Decision Modeling and Optimization in Game Design, Part 8: Graph Search world is set up. Each map is a complex, interlocking set of rooms, with many parts of the map sealed off by requiring access to different suits, weapons, and power-ups. As the player gains access to new technologies such as "morph ball mode," "spider ball mode," and different suits and weapons, different parts of the map structure gradually unlock, forcing a large amount of re-traversal for the player to visit each new unlocked area.

The Secret of Writing Funny Writing funny Do you want to learn the secrets of writing funny? Check out the five tips below. Laughter has instantaneous health benefits including relaxation, lowering blood pressure, curing male pattern baldness and increasing immune system response. Almost all of these health benefits can all be obtained by making your reader giggle, laugh, guffaw or otherwise shoot beverages out an unexpected orifice.

Synectics Synectics is based on a simple concept for problem solving and creative thinking - you need to generate ideas, and you need to evaluate ideas. Whilst this may be stating the obvious the methods used to perform these two tasks are extremely powerful. Preliminary planning In advance, hold a preliminary planning meeting with the problem owner(s). This checks that there are genuine problem owners, wanting new options that they themselves can implement, within their authority; helps you to understand the problem-owners' perceptions of the problem area; gives a feel for the number and quality of solutions needed; helps to ensure realistic expectations about results; and allows you to agree team membership.

Crowdsourcing vs Collective Intelligence. What's the diff? Thanks to intrepid design blogger, oyster fiend, and “bro”, John DiPalma and his solid blog at DesignRising, I’ve been coerced into writing much richer blog posts about the topics that I’m exploring. So, here goes the first in a series of attempts to share some meatier topics and the findings that I’m uncovering. As the title of this blog suggests (and if you’ve ventured as far as reading the “Project” section) I’m exploring the role of collective intelligence in design. When I describe my research to people, I usually start with the description of collective intelligence, and then quickly find myself falling back on the more commonly known crowdsourcing. If that doesn’t work, I run through others like open innovation and wisdom of crowds to try and paint a clearer picture for those that are unfamiliar with the concepts; all of which revolve around mass, open innovation. Collective Intelligence

4 Powerful Game Development Tools September 20th, 2012 When making a game, you want to : Work efficiently and quicklyEasily organize and keep track of your ideasSee your game in action as soon as possibleEasily test if the final product matches to your Game Design In this article, I present 4 powerful game development tools that you can use to achieve the 4 goals stated above. 25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice 1. A Series Of Word Choices Here’s why this matters: because both writing and storytelling comprise, at the most basic level, a series of word choices. Words are the building blocks of what we do. They are the atoms of our elements.

Ways to Increase Your Brain Power 28. Creatine. This is a compound found in meat, used by athletes to help build muscle. Now the evidence is here to show that it helps your brain as well.

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