Friday, February 20, 2009

Design Thinking

Design Research & Methods
January 2009

What is design thinking? Does the world need great designers? Interpret, integrate & iterate. Desirability vs. problem solving. Meta-learning: process output. Key: people interact with design. Why is design valued? Design phenomenology: why is design thinking valued? Data is unprocessed. Synthesis therefore information. Epistemology: designer write about design. Praxiology: Knowledge developed from designing (process). Information literacy. Writing is thinking. How to pitch audience. Ability to communicate. Research is re-search: to look again. Sustainability and social interaction. Financial innovation killed innovation.