George Lucas is an artist and he creates films he wants to create, while giving some credence to the desires of his fans. But just some. Is the same phenomenon something that replicates in knowledge translation? And if so, is that a good thing or should scientists be held to a different set of standards and respond more to what the end users want?
In the health sciences we are dominated by text as our primary means of communicating. This is a habit that doesn’t really account for how people come up with ideas and learn. Perhaps its time for a change: bring a sketchbook to your next meeting.
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Wikipedia contributions are starting to plateau in part because some of the qualities of a healthy, creative system are being eroded by changes in how posts are being edited and controlled.