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Designing is an Infinite Game

There is a growing interest within governments, business and militaries in design and designing. Of course, design takes many forms when embedded in these contexts depending on the influences from divergent ideas about designing and the concomitant innovators of the ideas. I have had the honor to be invited to introduce design—advanced design and systemic design—to people in several of these organizations—particularly military—over the past few months. I have come to appreciate the challenges facing champions of design within governmental agencies and military organizations. They are self-tasked with making a case for a new strategy and for demonstrating the value of using such a strategy when confronting challenges of immense complexity and consequence. Through my experiences with people working within these systems I have become more familiar with the norms guiding their professional lives—I have come to appreciate that desi