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How to Think 'Outside of the Box'

How to Think 'Outside of the Box'
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How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: 7 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Cultivating CuriosityThinking ScientificallyPracticing Creativity Edited by LifeOptimizer.org, Krystle, Teresa, Sondra C and 28 others Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance man: an accomplished scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer. Ad Steps Method 1 of 3: Cultivating Curiosity 1Question received wisdom and authority. 5Draw your own conclusions. Method 2 of 3: Thinking Scientifically 1Ask probing questions. Method 3 of 3: Practicing Creativity 1Keep a detailed and illustrated journal. Tips Some other characteristics of da Vinci that might be worth emulating are: charismagenerositylove of naturelove of animalsthe curiosity of a childRead books. Warnings Because of his wide variety of interests, on his death bed he apologized to "God and Man for leaving so much undone

Design Thinking’s Convergence Diversion (Updated from 2010) We now tend to think of design thinking as embracing all that represents “new design.” Yet there remains more value in some of the original views of design thinking from decades ago than in most of what’s presented today. Design thinking is often treated as a process for moving an idea from ideation through prototyping to a concept test or an early alpha design. Let’s go back 30 years. Symbolic and visual communicationsMaterial objectsActivities and organized servicesComplex systems or environments for living, working, playing and learning Another 4-phase description of design thinking is GK van Patter’s Design 1.0 – 4.0 as described in numerous NextD articles and presentations. The NextD framework of D1, D2, D3 is in essence a complexity scale. The NextD view considers the four phases as processes in “designing for” which are generally: As the debates about design thinking continue, I am (still) struck by several developments:

10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity | Schaefer's Blog If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education. Google the word “creativity” and you will get almost 84 million hits. The first few has to do with defining creativity and it ranges from the cerebral Wikipedia definition: “Creativity (or “creativeness”) is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts” to a simple definition by Henry Miller: “ The occurrence of a composition which is both new and valuable.” Because of research we know a significant amount about the creative process and creative people. Generally speaking, when we talk about a creative person, we have in mind two kinds of people. Here are ten things you can do to develop your creativity: 2 – Examine and remove perceptual blocks. 8 – Make time to think.

If You Are Creative, Are You Also Intelligent? According to an article in Newsweek , here in the United States we apparently have a creativity crisis . According to Kyung Hee Kim at the College of William and Mary, scores on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking have been decreasing since the 1990's. The same article mentions that China is making a push to move away from rote memorization and adopt a more problem centered learning approach, perhaps like that of America. Contrast this with the results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which examines 15-year-old students in 65 countries. The U.S. scored about average in science, above average in reading, and below average in math. According to the New York Times , Mark Schneider , a former commissioner of the U.S. Which clearly raises the question: Why is China trying to emulate America's educational system if they are already doing so well? Let's consider another perspective, that of Bill Gates. Stefani Germanotta before becoming Lady Gaga

Six Thinking Hats From Mycoted Early in the 1980s Dr. Edward de Bono invented the Six Thinking Hats method. The method is a framework for thinking and can incorporate lateral thinking. The six hats represent six modes of thinking and are directions to think rather than labels for thinking. The method promotes fuller input from more people. The key point is that a hat is a direction to think rather than a label for thinking. encourage Parallel Thinking encourage full-spectrum thinking separate ego from performance There are six metaphorical hats and the thinker can put on or take off one of these hats to indicate the type of thinking being used. White Hat thinking This covers facts, figures, information needs and gaps. Red Hat thinking This covers intuition, feelings and emotions. Black Hat thinking This is the hat of judgment and caution. Yellow Hat thinking This is the logical positive. Green Hat thinking This is the hat of creativity, alternatives, proposals, what is interesting, provocations and changes.

The coming boom and bust of design thinking There is tremendous excitement right now about “design thinking” (see Helen Walters’ review of the best design thinking books of 2009, for example). Battered by economic failure, public uncertainty and the failure of traditional forms of leadership and management, many are gazing hopefully towards design thinking as a new management wonderdrug that will help them make sense of what is going on and secure their next big bonus, election or promotion. A Tweet I received a few days ago from @rosariocacao is typical of this excitement. See if you can count the number of buzzwords crammed into just 140 characters: “Design thinking – the premier organizational path to breakthrough innovation and collaboration While I too am excited that the general public is starting to better understand and appreciate the value design, it may be wise to inject a small note of caution gained from bitter experience before we get too carried away. Here is why.

Space for Creative Thought Many people set aside their summer vacations as times for creativity—during their breaks they’ll finally start to work on that book or screenplay or painting that’s been floating around in their heads since last summer, for example. Environmental psychologists, also known as design psychologists, have been researching the sorts of places in which people are most likely to think creatively for some time, and everyone can apply what they’ve learned. Psychologists have found, for example, that we’re more likely to be creative in rooms with: Views of nature or a water feature Lots of daylight Leafy green plants Natural material finishes—wood surfaces with a lighter stain and visible grain are great at relaxing us into a mood that’s good for creative thinking Ceilings that are 10 feet high or so Warm-colored white light bulbs that make the space relatively (and comfortably) bright A few intriguing, thought-provoking items—say a couple of paintings The tools in place for the planned task.

Creativity techniques Creativity techniques are methods that encourage creative actions, whether in the arts or sciences. They focus on a variety of aspects of creativity, including techniques for idea generation and divergent thinking, methods of re-framing problems, changes in the affective environment and so on. They can be used as part of problem solving, artistic expression, or therapy. Some techniques require groups of two or more people while other techniques can be accomplished alone. These methods include word games, written exercises and different types of improvisation, or algorithms for approaching problems. Aleatory techniques[edit] Aleatoricism is the incorporation of chance (random elements) into the process of creation, especially the creation of art or media. In short, aleatoricism is a way to introduce new thoughts or ideas into a creative process. Improvisation[edit] The following are two significant methods: Problem solving[edit] Tools and methodologies to support creativity.[6] See also[edit]

7 Great Ways To Rekindle Your Creativity The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.~Pablo Picasso Creativity is the true starting point for all accomplishment in life. I supposed Pablo Picasso knew a little about creativity. In 2006, one of his paintings sold for over $95 million in an auction at Sotheby’s. Creativity seems to breed creativity. We have to use it or we lose it. I challenge you today to rekindle your creativity. Today, I want to share with you some excellent ways to spark creativity in your life. 1. This is a secret of creativity that many successful people use. 2. You need a creative project to get your juices flowing. 3. Are you an early bird or a night owl? 4. Creativity flourishes where thinking is unrestricted. 5. One of the biggest obstacles to creativity many of us face is fear. 6. As you know, the Internet is a goldmine of resources. 7. Write down a creative goal that you dream of accomplishing. Don’t let “good” sense rob you of your creativity! In what ways do you stimulate your creativity?

thinking skills There is no logic in connecting an office copier with 'nose'. That is to say, there is no 'logic' in our normal undertanding of logic. This understanding is based on passive surface information systems. There is, however, the logic of active surface information systems, and that is the logic of a patterning system. In such a system, the putting together of 'copier' with the random input 'nose' is perfectly logical. At the same time, the juxtaposition is a logic of action. JUXTAPOSITIONAs many readers will know, the random juxtaposition is one of the many tools of lateral thinking. • What has smell to do with a copier? Smell is a sensation. • What could smell be used for? When copiers run out of paper or toner, there is usually a light signal - perhaps a red light. SMELL SIGNALWhat about a 'smell signal'? There could be different smells for different things. MOVEMENTThe above example illustrates the process of 'movement', which can be practised until a skill is built up in this operation.

6 Techniques to Ignite Your Inner Creativity & Passion Most of us were taught that creativity comes from the thoughts and emotions of the mind. The greatest singers, dancers, painters, writers, and filmmakers recognize that the most original, and even transformative, ideas actually come from the core of our being, which is accessed through an "open-mind consciousness." In ancient traditions, open-mind consciousness was considered to be a spiritual awakening, the great enlightenment that dissolves the darkness of confusion and fear , and ushers in peace, happiness , clarity, and contentment. Today the notion that there's one formulaic way to achieve this spiritual awakening and creative vibrancy has been blown apart. What Sarah described has been called not only "open-mind awareness" but also, in the West, a "peak experience," "being in the flow," or "being in the zone." Here are 6 ways you can stimulate and tone your creativity from my book, Wise Mind, Open Mind . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Тест на логическое мышление (М. Войнаровский) Тест на логическое мышление (М. Войнаровский) Тест состоит из 30 пунктов. Каждый пункт имеет вид: - Условие a. первое следствие b. второе следствие c. третье следствие"Условие" - это условие задачи, некоторые обстоятельства, которые считаются ранее каким-то образом доказанными и всегда истинными. "Следствие" - это логическое следствие из условия. Из трех следствий одно и только одно правильно. Поделитесь с друзьями

Techniques for Creative Thinking Collectively, there are several hundred techniques published in books by Michael Michalko, Andy Van Gundy, James Higgins, Dilip Mukerjea and others. Techniques are like tools in a workshop, with different tools for different parts of the creative process. For example, there are techniques for defining a problem, exploring attributes of a problem, generating alternatives, visual explorations, metaphors, analogies, and evaluating and implementing ideas. Here is a small selection of techniques: For further background, read the introduction which discusses the question: "What can I do to increase my creativity?" Catalogues or Encyclopaedias of Techniques? You may be wondering if there are books or an encyclopaedia of these techniques to use as a reference. Andy Beckett in the United Kingdom is compiling a collection of techniques on his web site www.mycoted.com

Creative Thinking Articles and Techniques by Michael Michalko George de Mestral was inspired to improve the zipper. He thought about the essence of zippers which is to fasten two separate pieces of fabric together. His question became “How do things fasten?” He became committed to the idea of inventing a better fastener and spent considerable time pondering how things fasten in other domains including nature. One day when George was hunting birds with his Irish pointer, he traveled through some burdock thistles. When you are committed and start to actively work on a problem that you are passionate about, you will start to notice more and more things that relate to what you are working on. The burdock fascinated George and he imagined a fastener that mimicked a burdock. George envisioned two fabrics that could attach in this manner with one having a surface covered with minuscule hooks and another with hoops. Cognitive scientists understand the importance of perception and pattern recognition as a major component of creative thinking.

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