I wonder why so many design initiatives are so data and information constrained.
What about actual human behavior and how to apply its chaotic nature into rational logistics? Where we need to go to move beyond rational design? How do our relations integrate into information from a design perspective?
Imagine how the concept of ‘resiliency’ ties into an understanding of sustainability through the ‘supply chain’. Imagine reforming our concept of ‘supply’ to eliminate the ‘chain’ but still keep the connection. What, for example, would a fractal supply network look like? A design ecology without the bondage of chains – what would it look like?
How might we build a prototype or model of resiliency based on fractally-scaled micro-feedback loops that don’t break the supply chain in times of crisis, but rather undo links that leave them desiring to be reconnected – they intelligently seek new supply nodes to hook up with. I can foresee this approach would redefine ‘resilience’ to align with ‘opened-intelligent-capacity’. I wonder what the code would look like?
These quick simple video animations and article bring some meaning to three points that I feel are crucial in healthy ‘whole-system’ design, and brings the term ‘social innovation’ to a brighter light:
1- Irrational response mechanisms in the body – how can we apply them in design?
2- Human centered design – rather than data/information centered design
3- Humanizing problems through evolved engagement – design solutions MUST include better ways to increase engagement, even more so than improve the information
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