Tuesday, April 11, 2017
What if there is no "thing?"
What if we completely let go of the idea that we are designing some "thing?"
What if we imagined instead that we were designing some future state of being for the humans that we are designing for?
What would that state of being be?
What are the qualities and characteristics of that state of being?
What are the qualities and characteristics of that experience?
What are the qualities and characteristics of the objectives we are aiming for within that experience?
Re-ask those same questions about the humans that we are designing for.
Re-ask those same questions about the contexts that we are designing for.
Then... after we've applied our "methods," "approaches," "frameworks", etc to all of those (many times over) then maybe, just maybe, we can begin to imagine the "thing."
I think I can... I think I can imagine what that would be like.
Now... if I could only get my students to do the same.