Showing posts from August, 2009

Ray Kurzweil - Talk about Singularity University

I do not know whether you know it, but ...
Ray Kurzweil held a great speech at TED.

Please take the time for 8 minutes listen and reflect for yourself.
And if you have the time - read the interesting discussion - I greatly enjoy reading the comments.

And I found a more or less similar speech of the same topic by Ray Kurzweil

it's also just a few minutes long


I do not know whether you know it, but ...
This is the second part of a series about design, analysis and creative techniques.

Beforehand I would like to say a few words about Brainstorming. Brainstorming is long-established way to generate ideas and classic technique. On the one hand it's well-known on the other hand it's all too often misinterpreted.
Brainstorming, however valuable it is, will fail and will not succeed before it is put to action correctly and in a approved manner.

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Brainstorming is a great technique for generating creative ideas. The aim is to come up with as many ideas as you can. Quantity is top, not quality is what you are should hunting for. Limiting or restraining the ideas concerning the number or content will cause people to start rating or holding back thoughts and opinions. When participants start to judge their ideas, they are using their inner critic and starting to put, what they think are, …

Card Sorting

I do not know whether you know it, but ...
This is the first part of a series about design techniques and analysis techniques.

The following article belongs to an upcoming series – A series on developing approaches to problem solutions with systematic use of creative techniques. I want to comply with this article and series to wishes and requests of friends and colleagues.

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Card sorting is a categorization technique where users sort cards describing and giving their picture, their understanding and their mental picture of concepts, workflows and information and knowledge.

There are a number of benefits using card sorting - Card sorting is …
Quick and easy – It allows a lot of users to be involvedSimple – It’s a familiar and common behaviorInexpensive – If we are honest and make a good job in general, the only added cost are the preparation effortsDependable method Variable technique – to…