Guest Blog by Alcedo Coenen about the composition Plus-Minus by Karlheinz Stockhausen and what we can learn from this in creating a meta language.
We were invited to do a music thinking breakout session. The objective was to engage half of the conference (about 70 people) in a breakout workshop, let them learn and reflect about the things they heard and make a performance all together after the last actor to end the day with a big bang.
At the moment we are planning new courses open training en in-house training . Focus is on how to use music thinking in your organisation.
For the third time we will facilitate a Music Thinking breakout session during the Design Thinking Conference. This time we call our session The Sounds of Empathy.
In May we did one-day music thinking workshop for a very energised team of about 22 communication experts in a great venue in the black forest of Germany.
In April we did half-day music thinking workshop for an international think tank that stands for ‘brands with a conscience’. The idea was to generate new ideas for the celebration of their 20th anniversary in 2020.
Music Thinking is coming to Berlin with two new workshops in May. Learn about the new approach of music thinking to organisations and service design.
The Limitations Card [7/38] [behind the cards]
The essence of the limitations card is how can we de-focus from our experienced horizons and be curious about what else there is. This means take limitations as a start for new choices and divergent thinking to develop innovations.
The Entrainment Card [6/38] [behind the cards]
There are many books written about team building. Amazon lists more than 8.000 titles and a quick search on google results in 4.880.000.000 links, as of today.
The Journey Card [5/38] [behind the cards] The essence of the Journey card is to think about what our most important assets are. It means, what is the most important asset that we have to keep when we are going on a journey. …
The Jam Cards are quite open-ended and don’t really need specific instructions on how to use them. This means that the Jam Cards can be used to shape your own exercises and workshops, which is fun but might be confusing as well. To help you to get an idea on how to play with them, we explain in this blog post, with use of three variations, what your Jam Card session could look like: Serendipity Lab, Mix & Match, Strategy Jam.
Spotify Codes offer a brand new way for users to share and discover the amazing content on Spotify. It’s as easy as taking a picture. As you might have noticed, the Jam Cards have such a Spotify code on the bottom left corner.
The Creativity Card [4/38] [behind the cards] There are many books written about creativity and creativity is not just a skill or a magic wand that helps us when we are desperately looking for solutions for big problems. There are many ways of being creative, and this can be in small and simple but also in complicated or even complex situations.
The Understanding Card [3/38] [behind the cards] If we are aware of something new, that we recognise but don’t know what it is and can’t understand, we often tend to ignore it. Because it does not make any sense to us. This happens to us in business but also at home with our families and friends.
The Activity Card [2/38] [behind the cards] Everybody knows this or at least was in a situation where you got stuck into something. Especially when we are in a new position or new environment we sometimes feel limited and have the feeling to avoid making missteps or mistakes.
The Tools Card [1/38] [behind the cards] We spend time and money to find out who we are, how we can grow our business and the way that leads us to big hairy audacious goals. And from time to time we change this because we encounter new possibilities or constraints. But what about the things that help us shape this bright future?
We did a music thinking workshop during this year’s Design Thinking Conference in Amsterdam. Because Empathy is one of the six cues of music thinking we extend the theme to “through different ears” because music thinking starts with listening.
Now is the time for a blog about music thinking. Since the new music thinking website went online there is a lot to share. Find updates about workshops, new templates and read all the 38 stories from ‘Behind the Cards’, the background about every card of the Music Thinking Jam Cards, starting 20. October.