Friday, March 27, 2020

social networks video - PBS

This is a great series on 'social networks' and other emergent systemic design phenomena. Introduces 'what to think' but more importantly hints at new 'ways to think'.

Social networks PBS video

1 disruption
2 winter takes all
3 networked war

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

'Objectified': Gary Hustwit' video on 'material design'

Objectified

Excellent video on 'material design'. Gary Hustwit’s video ‘Objectified” limited access

https://www.ohyouprettythings.com/free

Monday, February 24, 2020

Two views of 'design thinking'

I champion clarity and transparency between terms like 'design' and 'design thinking' wherever I can. Here is a great example of two approaches to the ubiquitous term 'design thinking'. The first is a particularly good review.

Two views on ‘design thinking’


Friday, February 21, 2020

clarity and corporate speak

I have participated many times with colleagues and others in discussions about the importance of transparency and clarity in the use of terms such as design, innovation, creativity, change et. al. Related to this, a book I recommend highly, was the last book published by Russ Ackoff: Differences That Make a Difference: An Annotated Glossary of Distinctions Important in Management. Russell L. Ackoff Triarchy Press. 2010 Devon, UK And then as a reality check on reality: Corporate speak https://lnkd.in/g45S4ha

Thursday, February 13, 2020

prototyping large expensive designs

I think this is what it looks like when the ‘design thinking’ model’s heavy emphasis on prototyping is used on multimillion dollar projects. Professionally I think a serious ‘systemic design' approach would make a huge difference in consequences. Military ships are not ‘products' of course but I understand why contractors, political interests etc. do benefit from this IDEO like approach. 

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a30878764/littoral-combat-ship-retirement/

Monday, January 13, 2020