Fear and Loathing of Evidence in Design Research

Depending on the discourses you follow, you might notice “design-led everything” has charged ahead with design thinking, speculative and design futures, empathic HCD and so on. Design research and advanced methods have lagged in these discourses. Emerging designers could easily believe that a product/service business case can be supported by small-sample field observations and a keen sense of empathy . . . → Read More: Fear and Loathing of Evidence in Design Research

What Counts as Evidence in Healthcare Service Design?

Evidence-Based Service Design

From Chapter5, Design for Care

Inpatients spend most of their time during hospital treatment and recovery in a bed, often in a shared room. It might be obvious to anyone who has even visited a hospital room that the experience of resting and waiting in this sterile, artificial environment could be greatly . . . → Read More: What Counts as Evidence in Healthcare Service Design?

Relating Systems Thinking to Design 3 – Call for Contributions

The 3rd annual symposium is organized  the Systemic Design Research Network and hosted by the Institute of Design, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

The emerging renaissance of systems thinking in design responds to the increasing complexity in all challenges faced by designers, strategists, and transdisciplinary innovators. We are facing deeply entangled problematics in . . . → Read More: Relating Systems Thinking to Design 3 – Call for Contributions

Social systems design for complex services : A workshop

What are the deep drivers of your problem system? Social systems design for complex services

I’m holding a workshop this week on dialogic design at Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Their unique program in Systems-Oriented Design has a  lot in common with OCADU Strategic Foresight and Innovation.

A workshop on dialogic design for complex . . . → Read More: Social systems design for complex services : A workshop