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Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

Design Thinking

The 8 Types of Company Culture

Pros and Cons

Why all classrooms need #DesignThinking

<b>Problem discovery:</b><p>Common mindset: “I will wait for the teacher to tell me what I need, what to do, and how to do it?”<br>• Design thinking Mindset: How …

Design Thinking

Why Higher Education Needs Design Thinking

Research professor Kate Canales believes design is crucial to disrupting higher education, and the timing has never been better.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you end up where you are today? Did you go directly to academia or did you jump into design first?</b><p><b>Kate Canales:</b> I started my early professional …

6 Problems with our School System

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Resources not courses: What does it really mean? 8 tips to create better resources

We know that people forget what they “learn,” that content needs to be short and focused to engage our audiences, and that 52% of people learn for …

Erich Fromm’s 6 Rules of Listening: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist on the Art of Unselfish Understanding

“Understanding and loving are inseparable. If they are separate, it is a cerebral process and the door to essential understanding remains closed.”<p><i>“An experience makes its appearance only when it is being said,”</i> wrote Hannah Arendt in reflecting on how language confers reality upon existence. <i>“And</i> …

Creativity

What is Design Thinking (2015)

The Invention of Empathy: Rilke, Rodin, and the Art of “Inseeing”

How a doctor, a philosopher, a poet, and a sculptor co-created the modern concept of empathy.<p>Empathy, an orientation of spirit decidedly different from sympathy, has become central to our moral universe. We celebrate it as the hallmark of a noble spirit, a pillar of social justice, and the gateway …

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

“The great writer’s gift to a reader is to make him a better writer.”<p><i>“Stories,”</i> Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, <i>“are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”</i> But what is the natural selection of these organisms — …

100 Blocks a Day

Most people sleep about seven or eight hours a night. That leaves 16 or 17 hours awake each day. Or about 1,000 minutes.Let’s think about those 1,000 …

Productivity

Just don’t lose the magic

<i>“We cannot have a meaningful revolution without humor.”</i><i><br>—bell hooks</i>In a terrific piece about his writing education, George Saunders talks about …

Mind

Before You Blow Up Your Life, Do This.

There is a huge desire, once we sense we’re not doing the thing we’re here to do, to want to run from our current reality.<p>Even if it’s what is …

Stop Crashing Planes: Charlie Munger’s Six-Element System

Before we get to <b>Charlie Munger</b>, let’s chat for a minute.We’ve been noticing a problem lately that you might be familiar with or experiencing …

Charlie Munger

#WhoForgotThePizza

Knowledge Makes Everything Simpler

Operating a screw is pretty simple as John Maeda points out in The Laws of Simplicity:Just mate the grooves atop the screw’s head to the appropriate …

Learning

A visual history of human knowledge

How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected …

Infographics

Picking The Right Visualization For Your Data

At Silk we spend a lot of time thinking about how to teach our users about data visualizations. We are by no means experts in data visualization on …

Data Visualization

Focusing Illusions

My favorite chapter in the book Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life by Winifred Gallagher is called ‘Decisions: Focusing Illusions.’ It’s a really …

Behavior

The Two Types of Knowledge

In The Art of Thinking Clearly, Rolf Dobelli tells the following story about Max Planck.After receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918, Max …

Charlie Munger

On Surveys

by Erika Hall<p><i>Originally published on medium.com on February 23, 2015.</i><p>Surveys are the most dangerous research tool—misunderstood and misused. They …

Analytics

Storytelling

By Simon Droog — a Dutch self-taught brand and graphic designer<p>Last week I was out for a run in the sun here in Barcelona. The sun was shining and …

Leisure, the Basis of Culture: An Obscure German Philosopher’s Timely 1948 Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Human Dignity in a Culture of Workaholism

“Leisure lives on affirmation. It is not the same as the absence of activity … or even as an inner quiet. It is rather like the stillness in the conversation of lovers, which is fed by their oneness.”<p><i>“We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we</i> …

German Philosophy

What is Creativity?

Ten Pairs of Opposite Traits That Creative People Exhibit

This beautiful excerpt from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention beautifully illustrates why it’s …

Personality

Turning Towards Failure

Our resistance to thinking about failure is especially curious in light of the fact that failure is so ubiquitous. ‘Failure is the distinguishing …

Self-improvement