Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Helping Hand

Today I found this interesting post from IdeaFactory Blog. It discusses how innovation has been developed throughout human history by means of our hands. The concept is that through use of our hands, we enhance our thinking capabilities, and often times find solutions that may have even been hidden in our subconscious. The post summarizes it best by saying:

They are construed to the activation of the unconscious, of knowledge you would not think of. This method is supposed to leave dreary routines. Idea finding by hand activates the potential of entire groups and forms the basis of the following compression phase of the handmade ideas

Have you ever used this most easily accessible tool to help you along with your idea generation? Or do you think with the advent of computer modeling, and the ability to manipulate ideas on screen, this basic tool is falling to the wayside?

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