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Designing Futures with Care: Finding Our Way to Different Worlds Together

Campbell, Tara and Lutterman, Ariana (2019) Designing Futures with Care: Finding Our Way to Different Worlds Together. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Campbell, Tara and Lutterman, Ariana
Abstract:

Current converging social, economic, and environmental crises offer an opportunity for a “great transition.” Transition is the project of intentionally directing change toward desired futures. While designing for transition has been explored in theory, the question of how one incorporates the ongoing, complex, and values-based nature of transition into design practices remains largely unaddressed. This research explores how we might orient our own design practice around transition. We establish principles-based designing as a process for intentionally, effectively, and critically working toward a desired future. We demonstrate and evaluate this process during a design engagement for a sustainability-oriented innovation centre in the Northwest Territories. We find that effectively using principles- based designing for transition requires using principles as more than static guidelines. We reframe principles-based design as a way to encourage ongoing critical reflection of one’s design practice and its role in shaping emerging futures.

Date: 18 April 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: transition design; reflective practice; principles-based design; collaboration
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 20:06
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 20:06
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2634

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