Articles in category: Q&A

 

It’s the holiday season, so get ready to justify your interest in ‘design’ to grandma. “Listen, grandma, design is hard to define…” READ MORE »

Why Is It So Hard To Define Design? Holiday Edition

It’s the holiday season, so get ready to justify your interest in ‘design’ to grandma. “Listen, grandma, design is hard to define…” READ MORE »


Design is having a moment buoyed by the emergence of design thinking. What started as a science, literally “design science,” is now a buzzword in the business world and beyond. I argue that everyone is talking about design and I’ll prove it, with some … READ MORE »

Who is Talking About Design?

Design is having a moment buoyed by the emergence of design thinking. What started as a science, literally “design science,” is now a buzzword in the business world and beyond. I argue that everyone is talking about design and I’ll prove it, with some … READ MORE »


An image of two people describing a number on the ground. To one it looks like a 6, to the other it looks like a 9.

Talking about design matters because when we do so, we talk about humanity—and humanity matters. It matters how we talk about design because words are the singular most powerful force available to humans. READ MORE »

Why Does How We Talk About This Matter?

Talking about design matters because when we do so, we talk about humanity—and humanity matters. It matters how we talk about design because words are the singular most powerful force available to humans. READ MORE »


Design is creating a space in complexity and interacting inside that space. Effective designers bring with them particular knowledge, practices, tools, and a frame of judgment or connoisseurship. Design is not generalities, clarity, or problem solving. READ MORE »

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Response: What is (and is Not) Design

Design is creating a space in complexity and interacting inside that space. Effective designers bring with them particular knowledge, practices, tools, and a frame of judgment or connoisseurship. Design is not generalities, clarity, or problem solving. READ MORE »


The word "LOOK" painted on a street at a crosswalk

Design, at its core is about intention. Design is an intentional move toward a more preferable solution, regardless of the concreteness of the final product. READ MORE »

What is (and is Not) Design?

Design, at its core is about intention. Design is an intentional move toward a more preferable solution, regardless of the concreteness of the final product. READ MORE »


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