Top of Your Mind as Resource
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What do you mean by ‘top of mind’?”
“As you know, certain things you see or hear linger in the background of your mind, sometimes long after the initial event. We can metaphorically think of the mental space that contains all these items, top of your mind.
All recurring thoughts are on top of your mind.”
“Is this a priming effect?”
The top of your mind can be used as a creative resource. It’s a design space [<link; very short read]. We might think of it as strategic priming.
Ask yourself often:
What are the most powerful resources I can have on top of my mind?
Think mental tools.”
“Like questions and (mental) models [<link; medium read]?”