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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Social intelligence: new report

entreVersity writes: Talkwalker & Social Intelligence Lab just published “The State of Social Intelligence”. Social Intelligence (SI) is the ability to successfully build relationships and navigate social environments (Golman, 2007). Design Thinking requires SI: subjective reasoning, imagination, negotiation, questioning, empathy, storytelling, design. Forget market research. SI is the 21st century Continue Reading


Why creativity is the most important soft skills

Creativity isn’t something that only a few are born with; everyone has their own creative spark. entreVersity writes: Where I work, the PSU Board of Advisors identified the success factors that student need in their undergraduate curriculum. You’ll notice that this august group did not mention creativity as the most Continue Reading

Cover of International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

Collaborative Design Thinking for schools, museums, and maker spaces

entreVersity writes: Here’s a challenge. Have you ever conducted Design Thinking with children, for example, in schools, museums, or maker spaces? What is in the mind of a child versus the mind of an adult design entrepreneur? This can be challenging due to children’s limited understanding of the design process Continue Reading


Cognitive Diversity is the DNA of Design Entrepreneurs

entreversity writes: One of the hottest topics in the research literature is entrepreneurial cognition: entrepreneurs actually think differently from other people. It is all about cognitive diversity within the mind of an entrepreneur. In science, cognition refers to mental processes, including attention, remembering, producing and understanding language, solving problems and Continue Reading


The grandfather of geoengineering entrepreneurship: Russ George Ocean Hacker

[See also my Climate change entrepreneurship as if the planet mattered ] Geoengineering has been much in the news lately as our Planet struggles with the Climate Crisis.  Climate-change skeptics, politicians, and some environmentalists hate the idea, but one pioneering entrepreneur saw huge opportunities.[1]  More than ten years ago, Russ Continue Reading


Testing Design Thinking in Problem Solving and Learning

Do design-thinking strategies improve student performance? A new study in design thinking education says yes. Students actually do apply DT strategies to new problems. Educators aim to equip students with learning strategies they can apply when approaching new problems on their own. Teaching design-thinking strategies may support this goal. A Continue Reading

Thoughts and Design

Getting Started with Design Thinking: 6 Design Thinking Mindsets & Practices for Beginners

entreVersity writes: This article is brilliant because it dives off a segment of ‘Mad Men’ where Don Draper brilliantly names the ‘Carousel’ slide projector for Kodak to show this is NOT the way a DT team works. It’s less ‘the genius with brilliant insight drop[ping] the solution ready-made into the Continue Reading


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