Dealing the messy realities of the real world in a grounded and flexible way.
The ability to formulate your own intentions.
Seeing design as a way to solve a broad range of problems.
Using an optimistic and unconstrained frame of mind to generate ideas.
Using a critical view to validate ideas.
Concern with the usefulness of things as opposed to higher level viewpoints such as aesthetics or emotion.
The ability to examine your own thoughts, mood, emotions and character.
Knowing things without conscious thought.
Breaking things down into parts.
Systematic thinking that neglects human realities. For example, thinking only in terms of money and ignoring how people are impacted.
Generating non-obvious ideas.
Evaluation and critique.
Deep thinking that considers things at different levels.
Planning how to achieve goals in an environment of constraints and competition.
Looking for opportunity and risk in fast moving situations.
Considering the end-to-end impact of change to complex things.
Thinking about problems that have no correct answer.
Finding the unambiguous correct answer to a problem.
Systematic and reasonable thinking.
Logic + consideration of human realities.
Working from the general to the specific.
Working from the specific to the general.
Using analogies to reduce complexity or to look at things from new perspectives.
Using guidelines with broad explanatory power known as first principles.
Thinking about all possibilities without concern for details.
Optimizing the same thing over and over again without concern for the big picture.
Paying attention to detail and doing things correctly.
Accurate thinking that lacks color or optimism.
Overestimating risk and underestimating the good and potential in things and people.
Feeling that nothing has any value or meaning.
An inaccurately dark view.
Not believing in anything without absolute proof.
Trying to remove your own subjective viewpoint from your analysis.
View from nowhere
An attempt at objectivity that becomes terribly dislodged from reality.
Referencing data in your thinking. This is far from foolproof as logic based on data can certainly be wrong.
Looking for data to support what you want to believe.
Logical reasoning that is shaped by your motivations such that it may be incorrect.
Black and white thinking
Assigning things into categories such as good and bad without examining the complexities in-between.
Thinking using abstract concepts. A high level human ability.
Using approximations based on limited information.
The ability to thinking about that which doesn't exist yet.
The belief that ideas shape the world such that imagination is the source of value creation.
Thinking about how the past could have been different.
Viewing thought as a process where one thought leads to another and new ideas emerge.
Thinking about how to build things up.
Trying to find ways that everyone wins.
The belief that there is enough for everyone such that the successes of others don't diminish your own.
The belief that there isn't enough such that other people are taking from you.
The belief that others must lose for you to win.
The belief that it is only your own virtue that matters such that you are indifferent to both good and bad fortune.
Thinking about social things and the social, emotional and cognitive state of others.
Using social processes and communication to solve problems or make decisions.
Thinking in a joyful and non-serious way.
The ability to learn and adapt to novel situations.
The ability to apply knowledge and experience.
The ability to think about objects and movement in 3d space.
Thinking in pictures.
Thinking with movement of the body.
Biases are flawed patterns of thought that are common in human thinking.
Thinking that things will happen simply because you want them to happen.
Applying magical qualities to things such as science and technology without being able to explain how these things work.