Monday, 20 June 2011

Design Thinking

I have recently been considering my approach to learning space design in particular and my approach to things in general.
In my search for some definable logic I came across Tim Brown's book 'Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation'
http://www.amazon.com/Change-Design-Transforms-Organizations-Innovation/dp/0061766089

This book made absolute sense to me. To try and break away from the iterative process, or at least to accept that one decision in the chain often means revisiting earlier decisions that are no longer correct, to understand the constraints of desirability, feasibility and viability. The people centred approach that I have always thought, even as one that supports the use of technology when appropriate, the most important element of designing, or of anything come to that.

Anyway I eventually found my way to this video http://blog.ted.com/2009/09/29/a_call_for_desi/ which once again made perfect sense to me and has helped me formulate a more clear understanding of how I will approach learning space design. It was doubly pleasing as I consider  I.K.Brunel to be one of Britains greatest men.

I recently attended a University of Wales  colloquium http://gregynog.glam.ac.uk/ where colleagues from the University of Glamorgan gave a presentation about Agile Srum Methodology http://scrummethodology.com/ of software development and I saw some similarities with the way I like to work. I will be taking a closer look at this to see if I can use parts of the methodology in learing space design.


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