Design for Transitions

  • Transition as in change - Sustainment instead of sustainability (Tony Fry)
  • A slow and patient way of working
  • Focus on design in context, rather than discipline
  • Focus on shifting, wicked problems
  • Critical Pragmatism (John Forester)
  • Double bind - Receiving conflicting information which makes moving forward impossible.
    • Similar to Kohns - which are purposeful double binds
  • Add more context rather than more meaning (Denisa said this)
  • Multi-level perspective (?) Multi-dimensional perspective (?)
  • Social practice theory
  • Using design sprints, rather than to speed up solutionising, to explore the problem
  • Nemawashi - bringing people in to explore around the roots
  • Design’s desire to change situations to preferred ones (Simon, 1968) means that its orientation is always future focused where ‘every creative act moves to an outcome that is only fulfilled in a future, but, also, the outcome itself is a product for and thus is part of what produces a future world’ (Rosenburg, 2006, p. 7). But an obsession for the future can also be dangerous when seen as a linear, anthropocentric, discontinuous way to ‘transcend the past’ and leave behind error, damage, problems and suffering, so that we could ‘differentiate ourselves and thus to absolve ourselves from responsibility’ (Rose, 2004, pp. 17–18). Source
  • I hold to the presupposition that our loss of the sense of aesthetic unity was, quite simply, an epistemological mistake . I believe that that mistake may be more serious than all the minor insanities that charaterise those older epistemologies which agreed upon the fundamental unity. (Bateson Gregory, Mind and Nature)


Last update: 2022-02-26 22:23