Cross-Discipline Associative? What does that even mean? I don’t know. It sounds good, though, right? What I mean by it is that testers take information from one area of thought (a discipline) and attempt to apply it to their own area of thought. (Eating my own dog food, I tried this when I talked about ubiquity or looking at military history.)
Being perhaps a little more relevant here, I’ve come to the conclusion that just as we expect developers to learn from testers, more focus on this needs to occur from the other direction. I’ll be the first to admit: my ideas are still forming on this. Or, rather, my ability to express these ideas intelligently are still forming.