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Modes of Thinking

My project was designing a new computer. The following paper discusses the seven methods of thinking.

Integrative thinking is the process of incorporating reason, intuition, and imagination in an individual with a developing strategy, evaluation, tactic, and action. For instance, my design featured a computer design to look like a plane or a bird. A computer has always been thought or designed in a rectangular or square shape. However, this has changed, with an interactive thinking it is possible to develop own idea and develop it to a product. Interactive thinking is getting the alternative to a certain dilemma.

Heuristic thinking refers to using experienced-based thinking in order to solve problems, discover and learn them. This method is used to conclude on a satisfactory explanation where an exhaustive research is impractical. For instance, by combining a computer to its CPU, a satisfactory solution was discovered. For many years, people have believed and agreed to follow the same concept of computers developed in earlier times. However, through heuristic thinking, applicable concepts and ideas to construct a new product were used.  

Divergent thinking involves generating imaginative ideas or concepts by discovering many possible ideas to a solution. This type of thinking occurs spontaneously in people with personality’s behaviours such as persistence, curiosity, and non-conformity. For instance, in our case, the computer was designed in a curvy shape in an attempt to change the regular rectangular and square shapes to other alternative shapes.

Convergent thinking refers to giving the correct answer or solution to a certain problem without being creative. This kind of thinking focuses on concluding on a single correct or well-established solution to a problem. A decisive factor influenced by convergent thinking is that it results in a particular answer, leaving no chance for uncertainty. For instance, by combining the CPU and the screen, it was possible to develop an all-in-one computer. Increased technological advancements are allowing more and more technologies to become a reality for most people.

Conscious thinking refers to the ability of being aware or informed with oneself in making a decision or solution. Conscious thinking is defined in the awareness, subjectivity, and sentience of one mind. This kind of thinking requires little creativity. For instance,  a keyboard and a mouse were combined in order to design an all-in-one computer. Additionally, another screen was added to make the computer a dual display all-in-one computer. 

Unconscious thinking refers to the automatic thinking that is not based on process, motivation, memory, and effect. This is the opposite of conscious thinking and also requires no creativity. For instance, two screens were combined to the CPU to produce a dual display all-in-one computer. This kind of thought was based on unconscious thinking.

Critical thinking is based on a reflective and reasonable thinking that is focused on what to do and what to believe in. Critical thinking is applied and used by most professionals. The process involves competently conceptualizing, assessing, applying, synthesising, and examining information gathered from experience, observation, reflection, communication, reasoning, and belief. Critical thinking is also accompanied by an obligation to use belief or action as reasoning to a certain conviction or answer. For instance, in the abovementioned examples the personal experience with computers was used to create a new computer. Old concepts and regular concepts of a computer were used to come up with a new designed computer. Critical thinking is applied and used by most professionals. The process involves competently conceptualizing, assessing, applying, synthesising, and examining information gathered from experience, observation, reflection, communication, reasoning, and belief. Critical thinking is also accompanied by an obligation to use belief or action as reasoning to a certain belief or answer.