designer stance

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 07 Sep 2022 03:40
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    • Design Thinking is a way over-trendy idea in the business world (or was, probably long past its peak by now). That's kind of unfortunate because I think it is a really important skill or stance or whatever it is.
    • I was exposed to a really compelling version of design stance at an early age, since I somehow discovered Victor Papanek's Design for the Real World at the public library (quite possible heard about it via Whole Earth Catalog). This was an eye-opening and intense book, as Papanek excoriated the profession of industrial design for spending its energies on trivial things while the real problems of the world are begging for creative solutions. At the time I read it I probably had no idea that there was such a thing as industrial design, but now I not only was aware, I had strong opinions about it.
    • The essence of design is approaching a situation analytically nd creatively and incorporating all the context (cost, use, evolution in time, semantic signalling, )
    • Distinguished from Hacker Stance because that generally focuses on a very narrow technical system; the designer has to take on every aspect of a human reality.
    • SB deserves a shoutout (he has his own stance now below). Fuller
    • Distinguish from Dennett Design Stance.