Friday, February 23, 2007


In the old days, we had Edward de Bono six thinking hats, in the early 90s, I used Tony Buzzan's mind map, few years ago, I first heard about scamper techique by Bob Berle from a artist friend who was also an art teacher. She went for a thinking course by MOE and picked up the technique. In case you dont know, scamper stands for substitute, combine, adapt, modify, put to other use, eliminate and reverse. These are techniques that are so familiar, I use them all the time, I tell my students about techniques for manipulation of shapes and forms, techniques like addition, removal, enlargement, reduction, rotation, distortion, overlapping etc etc... are they new? So, should I also write it down and commercialise it? Why didn't I think of it? Seriously, give me a break! I am just plain lazzy, I guess.... but I am always thinking... doing... doodling.... thinking... so, why people make money from providing thinking technique? Why are we paying for learning how to think?

give me a break and smile
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