This page introduces some practitioner's tools for externalized-thinking, collaborating, model building, and creating satire.
A MOMENT IN PRACTICE This cube above represents a moment in practice. The arrows passing through the cube represent the three developmental sequences that simultaneously make up that moment. From Edwin Hutchins' 1995 Cognition In The Wild (MIT Press): Figure 9.1, p.372.
Below is a graphic one-page summary of de Bono's Six Thinking Hats, a practice for collaborative thinking. A full version illustrated by H.E. Kuchka can be found in the appendix of the Prelude,click here.
It swings backwards and forwards, on an ellipse about the two foci of the satiric universe, the exposure of folly and the castigation of vice... A. Melville Clarke 1946
Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary Unabridged (2nd Edition) 1970; Jean L. McKechnie editor: World Publishing Co.
For notes on satire, click here.
EPISTEMOLOGIES for VERNACULAR SYSTEMS
For a simplified minimalist epistemological hierarchy for the systems critic and critical theories of systems, click here.
For an outline of the structural elements of critical thinking applied to the example of the logic of science, click here.
A key to semiotic signs used in constructing graphic models of human ecosystems is provided below. If you would like to open these as a pdf, click here.
A Mandala of Creativity, integrating aspects from the tools listed above. Compare the original (hand-drawn) with a computer rendered version.