Improving Our Communication

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01.03.06[edit]

Two persons are getting information from a source.

Information from the source.jpg


Everybody associates something different with single words. They would not understand each other, because they have different definitions of the words.

Information getting associated.jpg

Their communication may look like this:

Different worlds.jpg


Both persons share their associations around the single words.

Associations getting shared.jpg

Their communication may look like this:

Get to know each other.jpg


In detail everybody has some associations with single words.

Person as associations.jpg

Person bs associations.jpg


You could share these associations, which doubles everyone's knowledge around this single word.

Both persons associations.jpg


How to do this? Here is a suggestion:

  1. You take a single <word>
  2. Everybody is writing a sentence. Always starting with <word>
  3. You get to know each other's associations with this specific <word>

You should get something like this:

Person A: <word> is ...
Person B: <word> looks like...
Person C: <word> has got the following functions
.
.
.

and so on.

Like the idea behind wikipedia. Sharing information. But sharing them around single words.


Basic idea behind:

  1. language carries information
  2. the single word is the first module
  3. the single word is understood very different, because humans are different.

02.03.06[edit]

Person A has losely connected some words.

Person As associations 4 words.jpg

Person B too:

Person Bs associations 4 words.jpg

Now they start sharing their associations around these single words and they are both profiting from it. Their network of associations has grown and is now stronger than before.

Both Persons associations 4 words.jpg

09.03.06[edit]

A way to solve the problem of different associations and sharing them may be this wiki:

http://wikinition.common-culture.net/index.php/Hauptseite

12.03.06[edit]

An example how to set up linked words in a very easy way on a Windows XP machine with Open Office.

Picture 1: I want to connect the words: "Germany" and "France"

01 Ger and Fra.jpg

Picture 2: Click on "Germany". What information do I have in connection to this word?

1 Ger.jpg

Picture 3: Click on "France". France is related to Germany.

2 Fra.jpg

What about putting them both in a folder called "Europe"? Let's connect both together and write everything down to "Europe".