The Design & Critical Thinking Community update
Here’s what happened in the community this fifth week of 2022.
On Tuesday, we discuss design in regards to groups and social dynamics, the role of language as affordance & constraints, the Squid Game as a catalyst, medium for interactions, and an attractor for diverging narratives around personal debts & financial insecurity, and the different layers of design. We also discuss bayesian thinking and using a probabilistic approach to design & innovation.
No session on Thursday.
Find below some links & resources shared in the community’s Slack.
- 📆 Participate in our next events 👉 https://www.meetup.com/design-critical-thinking/
- 🍻Join the community on Slack 👉 https://join.designcriticalthinking.com
Wish you a wonderful week and see you next week! 👋
Kevin from Design & Critical Thinking.
Design, narratives, capitalism & social contract, Squid Game as a catalyst
Links & resources
Exposed documents reveal how the powerful clean up their digital past using a reputation laundering firm.
Exposed documents reveal how the powerful clean up their digital past using a reputation laundering…
In February 2021, Qurium, an organization that provides secure web hosting services for human rights organizations and…restofworld.org
[This paper suggests] that usability, as a qualitative methodology, presents the opportunity for an ideal collaboration of researcher and research participants — but it can only do so via a synthesis of methods that foreground context, narrative inquiry, and participatory design.
Getting the Whole Story: Reconfiguring Usability Studies through Narrative Inquiry
Empirical research in the social sciences and the humanities has shifted from privileging a predominantly positivist…www.academia.edu
Memes come off as a joke, but some people are starting to see them as the serious threat they are.
Innovation portfolios, a practical approach to navigate transformative innovation - Transitions Hub
Innovation portfolios, a practical approach to navigate transformative innovation from Climate-KIC on Vimeo. Tackling…transitionshub.climate-kic.org
Ultimately, we see that for the next generation of marketplace startups, the money is in the money. This relentless drive towards a better experience and value capture will mean that the next set of billion dollar plus companies will be fintech-enabled marketplaces.
“If everyone went vegan, the estimated land required for agriculture would be 76% less.”
If everyone were vegan, only a quarter of current farmland would be needed
"V eganuary" might be considered an attempt to cut out the middle creatures. Many vegans-even those who dabble only…www.economist.com
Shared by Vinish Garg.
Vector theory of change — a theory of change for complex systems
STEP 1: START FROM WHERE YOU ARE
STEP 2: SETTING DIRECTION & FINDING STEPPING STONES
— Setting Direction with Vectors
— Adjacent Possibles
STEP 3: DESIGNING INTERVENTIONS
— Nudges: Start Small, Here and Now
— Safe-to-Fail Probes
STEP 4: CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK
— Weak Signals
— The Path of Least Resistance
Vector theory of change - a theory of change for complex systems - The Cynefin Co
We're launching a short explainer on vector theory of change, which describes how approaches to theory of change thus…thecynefin.co