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Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving

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How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.


Karen Dietz's insight:

I really like how this author, Denise Withers, talks about how our narrative intelligence (our knowledge of story structure, and our story thinking ways) can be applied in business to solve problems, help decision making, and be used as another design process to improve innovation.


Love it, love it. These points apply to any business or nonprofit. Withers shares anecdotes to make her points, and offers great advice.


As an aside -- my friend and story colleague Madelyn Blair and I were just talking the other day about narrative intelligence and a book she'd like to write about it with another story colleague Denise Lee. Get busy Madelyn and Denise! We need that book :))


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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:34 PM

I am becoming a HUGE advocate of designing experiences in conjunction with contextual storytelling!

malek's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:17 AM

story design process can offer an intuitive planning framework that makes it easier for us to wrangle and resolve complex challenges.

tollywoodfilms's curator insight, November 5, 2013 8:09 AM

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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

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Innovation isn't a matter of will.

Like most things worth creating, critical ingredients pre-exist the product. In the case of innovation in education, many of those necessary ingredients are simple

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:58 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Training in Business's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:07 PM

Good list of qualities required to be a innovative educator or trainer

 

#education #business #training http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

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Ed Tech Market Map: NewSchools Venture Fund

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Fascinating graphic representation of venture capitalists' view of the leading ventures currently operating in the education technology market. Releaed Oct. 12, 2011. Live links to all named organizations. Very informative and timely

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How Einstein Thought: Fostering Combinatorial Creativity and Unconscious Connections ~ Brain Pickings

How Einstein Thought: Fostering Combinatorial Creativity and Unconscious Connections ~ Brain Pickings | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova

 

"For as long as I can remember — and certainly long before I had the term for it — I’ve believed that creativity is combinatorial: Alive and awake to the world, we amass a collection of cross-disciplinary building blocks — knowledge, memories, bits of information, sparks of inspiration, and other existing ideas — that we then combine and recombine, mostly unconsciously, into something “new.” From this vast and cross-disciplinary mental pool of resources beckons the infrastructure of what we call our “own” “original” ideas. The notion, of course, is not new — some of history’s greatest minds across art, science, poetry, and cinema have articulated it, directly or indirectly, in one form or another: Arthur Koestler’s famous theory of “bisociation” explained creativity through the combination of elements that don’t ordinarily belong together; graphic designer Paula Scher likens creativity to a slot machine that aligns the seemingly random jumble of stuff in our heads into a suddenly miraculous combination; T. S. Eliot believed that the poet’s mind incubates fragmentary thoughts into beautiful ideas; the great Stephen Jay Gouldmaintained that connecting the seemingly unconnected is the secret of genius;Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press embodied this combinatorial creativity; even what we call “intuition” is based on the unconscious application of this very mental faculty.

 

"The concept, in fact, was perhaps best explained by Albert Einstein, who termed it “combinatory play.” (Einstein famously came up with some of his best scientific ideas during his violin breaks.) From his Ideas and Opinions (public library) — the same invaluable volume that gave us the beloved physicist’s timeless wisdom on kindness and our shared existence — comes Einstein’s single most succinct articulation of how his mind works, driven by this powerful combinatorial creativity. The 1945 letter was written in response to French mathematician Jacques S. Hadamard’s survey of the mental processes of famous scientists, inspired by polymath Henri Poincaré’s famous meditation on the subject and published as An Essay on the Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field, with Einstein’s missive included as a “testimonial”:

 

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How Curation Makes Innovation Possible

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Through the work of the [Emerging Leaders Council] Emerging Ideas Committee this year, I’ve become acquainted with a wealth of new approaches to old problems and exciting combinations of existing models about which I was previously unaware. You’re seeing some examples of them on the Blog Salon this week, and we’ll be sharing more on this space as the year goes on.

For every strong example of innovation we highlight, however, I’m sure there are five more that we missed. Not because they were not among the ones we chose, but because they were never even brought to our attention.

Part of the nature of being “under the radar” is that it’s hard for people who rely on conventional information sources to find you. The five young arts professionals on our committee set out at the beginning of the year to identify novel, smart projects that weren’t getting attention from the field as a whole.

We used what resources we had at our disposal – most notably, our connection to the 30+ local Emerging Leader Networks around the country – but inevitably, our ability to “spot” innovative ventures is determined to a significant extent by those ventures’ visibility.


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