Innovation is to ideas what technology is to science

Whence "breakthrough innovation?" Steve Hardy at Creative Generalist believes that breakthrough ideas, which he distinguishes from innovation, come from "the confluence of disciplines." Like Steve, I believe generalism as a perspective offers a method for exploring the space -- the ideas -- between disciplines. Innovation is to ideas what technology is to science -- it's the conceptual grounding that matters.

How can generalism be taught? With its emphasis on modeling, abstraction and dimensional thinking, design, I believe, offers one method for training the generalist mind. It also corresponds closely with how humans create, which often involves a pre-verbal intuition, the truth of which is later brought forward with logic and reason.

My two cents.

Wayne

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