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Design & Critical Thinking

58 EpisodesProduced by Kevin RichardWebsite

Design & Critical Thinking aims to build shared understanding, collective knowledge & sensemaking through a community of professionals from different backgrounds and horizons.Join the community →


On framing & exploring problems; using assemblage theory to understand & design for network effects

We discuss how to frame problems to explore them and the critical need for diversity (of minds, perspectives, etc) in these early design activities.

We discuss why we need to bring back imagination as many organizations (and practitioners) often jump from problem definition to solution. We then touch upon the concept of "useful frictions" in digital and virtual spaces.

Finally, we talk about Assemblage Theory as a way to understand coupling effects in networks and the notions of territorialization & deterritorialization through a funny thought experiment: "what if we had to design a temporary cult".


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