Design Process

Building a Theory of Collaborative Sensemaking
"the parallels between Collaborative Filmmaking, New Media Technology, Journalism, The Intelligence Cycle, Knowledge Management Pyramid and the Scientific Method…"

Patchwork Designs
It is time to take the kernel of this idea and develop it anew.

Design Stories

Do Good Design

Design Thinking

Kevin Kelly's blog, The Technium

Is Design Political?
Jennie Winhall, Core 77: "In 2001, design and politics hit the news big time when it was revealed that Florida's badly designed butterfly ballot could have cost Al Gore the U.S. presidency. It is perhaps the most widely quoted example of the political impact of design. Yet pose the question, "Is design political?" to the design industry and you'll get back a big, resounding, "no."
I suspect this is because politics is commonly thought of as the activities of political organizations—from which the majority of designers (if not majority of people) feel disassociated. But there is a missed opportunity here: at base, politics is about values, and design is nothing if not a means of embodying values."

The Quality Without a Name
an essay exploring and applying Christopher Alexander's idea of QWAN.

Library spaces designed for collaborative learning
"The information commons must adapt and evolve to become Commons 2.0, fostering student learning in new and creative ways."

Worldchanging: Infrastructure for the Future We Want
"Like most of the ignored products of our minds, infrastructure is about to demand that pay it attention once more. Throughout the developed world, so called infrastructure deficits — large accumulated backlogs of needed work on existing infrastructural systems, and newer demands for infrastructure that go unmet — are growing rapidly."

Design Thinking... What is That?
By: Mark Dziersk
Tue Jul 8, 2008 at 5:49 PM The methodology commonly referred to as design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ to achieve extraordinary results.

Innovation through Design Thinking
a video presentation by Tim Brown of Ideo (2006)

The Taylor Design Axioms
This is a great essay by Bryan about the axioms. Also recommend using the axioms as individual agents in the space, in challenges, etc.

Design: Organizations & Organizing

The Designer's Accord

Design: Terms of Art

Designer Neologisms
By Ignazio Moresco, Creative Director Frog Design - November 12, 2008

Liberating Voices - A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution
We are now in the 7th year of a 12-year project to help understand, motivate and inform the worldwide movement to establish _full access__design_ and management of information and communication systems. We're working together to develop one or more "pattern languages" which can help people think about, design, develop, manage and use information and communication systems that more fully meet human needs now — and in the future. Our "pattern language" is a holistic collection of "patterns" that can be used together to address an information or communication problem. Each "pattern" in this pattern language, when complete, will represent an important insight that will help contribute to a communication revolution.

Design: Today's Trends


Other Links

Earth in Mind, by David W. Orr

What is Education For?

Geniuses at Plan, on the Job
Google Labs

Designer baby row over US clinic
A US clinic has sparked controversy by offering would-be parents the chance to select traits like the eye and hair colour of their offspring.

A Social Solution without going the NonProfit Route

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