March 29, 2017

Discussion Session 3.29.2017 – Thinking Temporally

We discussed and unpacked the ideas of slow and fast knowledge. Within the world implied by that distinction, what role do designers play currently? Could we play a different role in the future? What would that look like? What would it take to get there? Discussion Leaders: Ashley Varrato, Adrian Galvin, Michelina Campanella and Meric […]

March 22, 2017

Discussion Session 3.22.2017 – The Holistic Worldview

In what ways do you think design education and/or business practices should change to embrace an ecological worldview?  What are strategies for seeding change while simultaneously needing to do your job well and meet your organization’s objectives? Discussion Leaders: Francis Carter, Chirag Murthy, Monique Smith and Leah Jiang

March 20, 2017

Discussion Session 3.20.2017 – The Mechanistic Worldview

How does the mechanistic worldview influence the way designers, see and solve problems? Can worldview cause designers to be blind to certain problems while seeing others? How can we critically use the mechanistic worldview? Is it possible to design responsibly and sustainably from within a mechanistic paradigm? In what ways would it impede or facilitate […]

March 6, 2017

Discussion Session 3.6.2017 – MLP Model Presentations

How might long-term technological trends affect your MLP maps and the leverage points they exposed? How does an habitual way of thinking in short horizons of time impede our ability to see transitions in hindsight and follow a trajectory into a probably future? Discussion Leaders: Gray Crawford, Ashlesha Dhotey, Rossa Kim and Eunjung Paik.