“He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards a ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo wrote and drew more than 5000 pages of notes and sketches about everything that came to his mind. The keys to his methods are based on practice, theory and visualisation to making creativity work. Where you according to Leonardo should start to work on detail after detail in order to create a whole “image”. We highly recommend to read Walter Isaacson’s biography about Leonardo since it gives a very insightful review about his life, work and methods.
Making creativity work with the 6iModel
Leonardo’s notebooks also formed an important pillar when developing the 6iModel, whose purpose is to work as a “rudder and compass” to all kinds of projects where creativity is the driving force. The 6iModel is described in the book “Learning Design in Practice for Everybody” by LarsGoran Bostrom It is available in many bookstores and the printed hardcover edition can be ordered directly from the B-InteraQtive Publishing.