[Video] Node-based Thinking

I’m often a victim of the “Curse of Knowledge” when it comes to Gingko. I’ve been embedded in it for so long, I find it hard to see it as a beginner. This makes it hard to explain why it works so well.

But this TED talk by designer Tom Wujec goes part of the way to explaining how three elements come together to help us gain clarity:

  1. Node-based thinking.
  2. Freedom to move and to group nodes.
  3. Ability to work together, in parallel and in silence.

Gingko not only allows, but encourages, all three of these elements.

5 thoughts on “[Video] Node-based Thinking

  1. Reshuffling is the way to go. That’s incidentally what we do when we’re building a puzzle. Imagine trying to put the puzzle together in your mind’s eye before you set out. Things only piece together as we get some movement and juxtaposition going 😉

    I discovered the world of nodes relatively recently. I’m thinking now that if I’d had these tools in my hands even just a year earlier, I’d have figured out a lot more things by now.

    1. Your puzzle analogy is great!

      Really makes clear why we can’t do this in our heads.
      Doesn’t stop people from trying and getting overwhelmed, though.

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