How You Might Use Proximity Thinking

The main Let's Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink course description page presents some very general reasons to take the online course and learn more about the proximity thinking framework. However, you might prefer more examples of how you might use proximity thinking, which you'll find here

Below are lists of ways that you, and perhaps people you know, might use proximity thinking to relate, create, grow and be more alive. Many more are possible. Lists 1 - 3 below move from more general to more specific.

Navigation Tips: The following links go to the main ProxThink site (if you're on mobile, some browsers let you double-tap to fit the text to the screen). My plan is to move most of that text to this page, and I'm starting to do it below the first three lists. When you're finished here, continue with the Here's Your Onramp section on the main Let's Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink course description page. You can also find the main course description page via the All Courses link at the top of this page (or tap Menu if you're on mobile).
—David

List 1 

A Wide Variety of Situations
Keep Loosely in Mind
Try ProxThink Hints
Innovation, Problem-Solving, Creativity
Conceptual Tools
Unusual Situations

List 2

Strategy and Implementation
Business and Growth Models
The Arts
Design and Planning
Web Growth Models
Create Sustainable Resources
Collaboration
Managing Change
Conflict Resolution
Interpersonal and Social Relationships
Life Balance and Variety
Social Flexibility
Managing Shared Resources
Growing Community

List 3 

Downloadable Content, Media, Software
Intellectual Property Law
Global Warming and Climate Change
Open Source Evolution
Web Applications
Suggestion Systems
Writing

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List 1

Wide Variety of Situations
Keep Loosely in Mind
• Try ProxThink Hints
• Innovation, Problem-Solving, Creativity

Wide Variety of Situations

What kinds of situations can ProxThink serve? Many kinds of situations, from relating to simple objects and daily concerns, to social situations, to business situations, to community situations, to creative situations in the arts and design, to theoretical situations, to physical situations in engineering and science.

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Keep Loosely in Mind

One way to use ProxThink ideas, concepts and tools is to keep them loosely in mind and use them as appropriate as you deal with situations.

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Try ProxThink Hints

ProxThink Hints are custom questions generated using words you enter. ProxThink Hints can trigger ideas, possibilities and options for relating to your situations. More information here or try ProxThink Hints here.

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Innovation, Problem-Solving, Creativity

ProxThink serves innovation, problem-solving and creativity. ProxThink can help sustain the generation of quality ideas, as well as generate ideas which help make situations and proximities more sustainable. The ProxPatterns are an integrated group of related patterns for relating to situations, and are especially helpful for creativity, innovation and problem-solving. Our Start area includes suggested Action Steps for idea generation, evaluation and implementation. Idea generation and evaluation are supported by ProxThink Hints and ProxPatterns. Idea implementation is aided by ProxGrowth and the Growth Model. See also How does it help? and ProxThink Innovations.

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