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What makes good research good?

What Makes Good Research Good?

When conducting research, or even simply looking at a piece of information, it’s vital to understand whether it’s good. And by good, I mean true. As Luciano Floridi (2003) offered
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The Quotable Feynman

Knowledge, Intelligence and Wisdom

Knowledge? Intelligence? Wisdom? Aren’t they all the same thing?? This will be my shortest post ever because it needs nothing else but the genius of Richard Feynman. Knowledge is having the right
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Using visual thinking to be creative

Using Images as Metaphors for Creative Thinking

Metaphors are one of the most useful tools in creative thinking. Figures of speech, they are useful to compare different things. However, metaphors can also be used as a visual
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Online Collaboration Tools

Best Online Collaboration Tools

Online collaboration tools are improving every day. There are the obvious ones, plus a few less common ones. By no means comprehensive, this list was originally gathered for my Design
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Being Strategic and Creative At Work

To understand how people were creative at work, I spent time watching and interviewing clients and colleagues approach a typical assignment. It was fascinating because everyone used a different system,
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analytical thinking vs critical thinking

Analytical Thinking vs. Critical Thinking

There are two important phrases in business which are bandied about a lot. Analytical Thinking and Critical Thinking. Let’s face it. Some definitions are simply head-scratching. Sometimes a definition sounds
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Strategic Thinking vs Creative Thinking

What’s the Difference Between Strategic and Creative Thinking?

I was asked recently by a communications agency in Sydney to answer some questions about the similarities and differences of Strategic and Creative Thinking as they began their annual planning
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The Differences Between Quantitative vs Qualitative Research

If you conduct research, you should know two basic types: quantitative research vs. qualitative research. By understanding the similarities and differences between them, as well as their characteristics and methods,
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Design Thinking Vocabulary

So many people have asked for my list of Design Thinking vocabulary from my workshops so I’m posting the complete (and growing) list here. If you have other words or
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Being Empathetic (It’s Not About You)

Here’s a very embarrassing story, but I hope it helps make my point about being empathetic. Of all the traits and characteristics of Design Thinking, the one most necessary component
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Double Diamond Design Model

How Design Thinking Works

With so many Design Thinking models available to follow, I’m often asked in workshops why I’ve chosen the Double Diamond Design Model from the Design Council and not other more
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Stengthen Your Intuition in Ten Steps

Here’s how to strengthen your intuition in ten steps. Similar to creativity, intuition is something everyone understands at a basic level because we’ve all felt it. But, when pressed about
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