Put on your Learning Hat
In the future, a wearable hat may suffice to turn a person into an efficient learner.

Management/Project Lead, White Collar, and Trainees


Learning takes time, focus and effort (energy). Often, in busy workdays, spare time without distractions is hard to come by.

Research into the brain mechanisms of learning suggests that humans, for the most part, have similarities in the "neural signatures" of the brain changes during learning.

Brain mapping, EEG, magnetoencephalography and other techniques are developing fast, and the devices are getting smaller and easier to wear.


When neurons fire, they produce electrical signals that combine to form brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Brain wave signatures might be especially useful in shaping how we teach or train a person as they learn a specific task. “If we can detect the kind of learning that’s going on, then we may be able to enhance or provide better feedback for that individual." ( http://news.mit.edu/2017/brain-waves-reflect-different-types-learning-1011 )


If ForeWork is as much about the future of learning at work as it is about existing actionable techniques and hacks, then the Learning Hat is the future. A hat that you put on to learn faster and smarter. Depending on the scenario/necessity, the hat shall cancel out distractions, selectively excite/modulate cortical regions to bridge your learning style with the task at hand, use neuro-feedback/modulation, etc (Slide 3) to make you more efficient at learning and at retaining what's learned.

How would you stage or advertise your hack?

In the future, organizations will advertise learning hacks like the Learning Hat to their employees, and allow employees to schedule group demonstrations as well as one-on-one personalized training.

The Learning hats can be checked out or reserved just like other company-owned equipment or facilities, e.g. a portable projector or a conference room. Employees' uses of the Learning Hats shall later be correlated with their performance reports, peer evaluations and progress within the organization. Proofs and Insights about the employee advancements attributable to their use of Learning Hats may then be anonymized and shared with the larger employee pool, to motivate them to use the Learning Hats, too.