An accidental vagrant is a traveler who has been accidentally blown of course or who has intentionally strayed.
Accidental vagrants fill existing niches or establish new ecosystems. They cross-pollinate the fruits of creativity and innovation.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The Promise of Systemic Designing
Chapter just published:
The Promise of Systemic Designing: Giving Form to Water Learning, Design, and Technology pp 1-50 |
1. Computer Science, University of Montana, , Missoula, USA
The world is understood to be more complex and dynamic than previously thought. Design is understood to be a deeper mystery than previously assumed. Design creates reality. Humans have engaged in design activities – designing – from the beginning of history, but little is known of its true nature or full potential. Familiar approaches to design and design education no longer match the real-world necessities and expectations of modern societies. Everything is connected, and it is difficult, or it seems often impossible, to determine what course of action is prudent when designing within such complexity. Systemic design is an emergent means for creating desired change that takes a broader stance and deeper approach to designing than is the norm nowadays. Creating educational experiences that prepare designers for competent professional practice in the world today requires a systemic design approach.