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L. prōcessus - a going forward

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I have long blogged on giftedness in design and its relevance to design driven 'breakthrough' innovation. Anna Craft in 2001 wrote about Little 'c' creativity which has been expanded now via Kaufman taking Little 'c' and Big 'C' to include “mini-c,” creativity inherent in the learning process, and Pro-c, the developmental and effortful progression beyond little-c that represents professional-level expertise in any creative area, as Kaufman puts it.

This has strong parallels with talk of 'talentism' in innovation circles, of seeking the best practitioners for collaboration.

Design and Design education has as its base pedagogy a progression from Mini c to Pro c over the course of an under graduate degree. When attached to years of practice in design based practice the process becomes intuitive.

As a designer, the distraction of educating and promoting the practice of Service Design or Design in general while helpful to the client in achieving their KPI's in innovation and creativity, has lended to a DIY culture rather than collaboration or co creation.

It is the interaction with clients with Little c skills and professional practitioners with Pro c skills that breakthroughs are achieved and as Verganti puts it, real meaning is achieved.

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Design as Process

Started by Mark Watson. Last reply by Heico Wesselius Mar 9, 2015. 6 Replies

Design as a process.  The Design process is the process that links creativity and innovation. It shapes ideas to become practical and attractive propositions for users or customers. Design may be…Continue

Systems Design as Process

Started by Mark Watson. Last reply by Nat Maras Jun 14, 2012. 8 Replies

I have lifted (sampled) this from the Design Accord Link I posted. In the section titled How can we turn abstract  ideas into concrete actions?Big-picture thinkingSystems design can avoid a slippery…Continue

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>Think>Draw>Make>

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Hi everyone, Just thought you might be interested in a dormant project I was working on sometime ago to collect graphics of design processes into one place to help designers and design…Continue

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A dangerous area ahead - just an idea I have been working on for a while. Stepping back re. problem solving/opportunity development processes - I believe they are the same - an opportunity is simply…Continue

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Comment by Mark Watson on August 30, 2010 at 3:36
Tools and Process http://tiny.cc/6p78q Design Accord
Comment by Mark Watson on July 31, 2010 at 10:26
"A going forward" a tiny relief from 'moving forward' I will have to check the Latin.

Australia is in the turmoil of an impromptu Federal (National) election, with our first female Prime Minister at the helm, her campaign slogan is 'Move Australia Forward'. Something that has nothing to do with the Design Process, or so it seems.

The Honourable Ms. Julia Gillard has come to power as Leader in the past few weeks and the ethics of her process is soon to be tested.

Which brings me here, after a brief exercise in 'crowd sourcing' with Rob Curedale's Design Research group on LinkedIn, I thought I would float the boat on a more tranquil sea at Wenovski.

I asked the question of the group how best to describe the Design Process? Designers know it to varying degrees, allied and aligned professionals have an awareness of it, management wants to know and love it intimately post-GFC.

As an educative tool, the Design Council in the UK couched the mnemonic 'Double Diamond' of the 4D's. Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver.

The question is in terms of design thinking, is this relevant?

I open the floor.
 

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Design as Process

Started by Mark Watson. Last reply by Heico Wesselius Mar 9, 2015. 6 Replies

Systems Design as Process

Started by Mark Watson. Last reply by Nat Maras Jun 14, 2012. 8 Replies

>Think>Draw>Make>

Started by Brian Ling. Last reply by Mark Watson Jun 11, 2012. 1 Reply

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