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  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Yellow Hat Uses Exploring new ideas Offsetting negativity Dealing with major changes Checking 4 overlooked value
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Blue Hat Uses Structuring debate Staying ‘on track’ / focused Requiring an outcome Staying on time
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance
  • Red Hat Uses Reading the group Taking a vote on decisions Predicting acceptance

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  • Thinking Codes, Triggers, Games & Templates for Doctoral Studies Alwyn Lau
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  • “ Give me white, yellow, black and green.”
  • Edward de Bono Inventor of the 6 Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, etc.
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  • Facts Figures Information
  • a CODE for clearer communication
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  • Problems Risks Judgment
  • Benefits Optimism All Positive
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  • Adversarial Thinking Parallel Thinking
  • a GAME to remove bias from thinking
  • Ego must be separated from Performance
  • Alternatives Options Choices
  • “ Creativity begins with the generation of alternatives.” Edward de Bono
  • The Birthday Present
  • “ Our traditional thinking is concerned with: What-IS . It isn’t good at designing What-CAN-BE .” Edward de Bono
  • Invent. Reinvent. Repeat.
  • a TRIGGER to generate ideas
  • Emotions ‘ Gut-Feel’ Feelings
  • Always ‘Factor In’ Emotions Be Sensitive to Sensitivity Avoid “Cognitive Violence” No matter how great your ideas and arguments are…
  • Controlling the other 5 hats “ We need more options!” “ Is it too yellow? Too much black?”
  • a TEMPLATE for all-rounded thinking
  • The 6 Hats are useful as a…
    • Code for systematic communication
    • Game for objective evaluation/analysis
    • Trigger to generate more and new ideas
    • Template for all-rounded thinking
  • How do we use the hats in doctoral studies
  • Doctoral Studies and the Hats
    • More effective communication between faculty and students
    • Clear and focused thinking
    • Thinking games for (facilitated?) group discussion and more objective analysis
    • Full spectrum of thinking about research (especially emotions!)
    • Green
      • List down at least a dozen topics, areas, industries, problems you may have an interest in researching
      • What are all the possible issues, angles and dimensions which could emerge from this survey?
      • What are 10 recommendations resulting from this research
    • Black & Yellow
      • What are the key problems with arguments I admire? Have I covered all the benefits of views I don’t agree with?
      • What else can I do? What could I have missed out?
    Doctoral Studies and the Hats (cont’d)
  • Doctoral Studies and the Hats (cont’d)
    • White
      • What are all the facts I need to know BEFORE I begin? Do I have enough hard data?
      • Are all my facts accurate? Could I have mistaken ‘subjective interpretation’ for ‘objective truth’?
    • Red & Blue
      • What are my biases and possible blind-spots?
      • How does this topic affect me emotionally and what does this say about me, the topic, etc.?
      • Have I generated enough ideas, points and options?
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