Stimulating the Practice of Opportunity Identification. Dr. Kev Hilton. Introduction. School of Design Pilot CGU Content Method Results Discussion. School of Design. More effective use of time Core Guidance Unit (CGU) Metacognitive approach to teaching Individual Differences
Dr. Kev Hilton
Design is about Creative Management:
Management by problem solving
‘A reactive approach’
Management by opportunity identification
‘A proactive approach’
Not all opportunities come as problems to solve
Misconceptions and Ill-Structured Problems, in questions or briefs, can wrongly direct those involved in the process.
For example, we find ‘Lateral thinking’ puzzles typically have:
A man was pushing his car towards a hotel.
He knew that as soon as he arrived, he would be bankrupt.
Q: What sort of car was it?
A: A Monopoly Counter.
Brain Hemisphere Dominances
Left Brain: Right Brain:
Global Internal Liberal
Local External Conservative
Opportunities for Exercise:
Alternative uses Associations/Scenarios
Twenty questions Lateral thinking
How things work Why things don’t work
Natural phenomena A day in the life of….
Have a go Doing things differently
Magic tricks Analogies
Knowledge transfer Journal or Sketchbook
Mood and Motivation:
Arousal: Drowsy - Alert - Anxious
Flow = Challenge v Ability
Motivation = Reward / (Risk+Effort)
Six Years of Total End-of-Year Marks: