Discussion Session – 2.6.2017
Wicked Problem Map Presentations
Rossa Kim, Minrui Li, Vikas Yadav, Vicki Costikyan
Groups will present their visual maps and discuss the connection between a problem at the local level and large, seemingly unconnected wicked problems at the global level. After a brief discussion, the class will conclude by speculating on how mapping connections between a specific/local problem and global wicked problems could be integrated into the ‘double diamond design process’. Throughout the semester Transition Design tools and approaches will be added to the double diamond framework.
- What did the mapping process produce? How is it different or a supplement to traditional design problem framing?
- What was particularly challenging or enlightening about the mapping wicked problem process? Did it change the way you think about framing design problems in terms of problem boundaries and context?
- Did you discover useful ways in which to visualize systems levels? In what ways did it enhance or inhibit discussion and understanding of the topic?
Close class by mapping an understanding of Wicked Problems onto the double diamond design process.
- Where might the skills, frames and perspectives learned in this section be most influential to a traditional design process?
The Double Diamond is a widely used visualization of the non-linear design process. Created by the British Design Council, the double diamond describes the divergent and convergent thinking designers employ in framing problems and designing well-considered, human-centered solution.
The first diamond describes the exploratory research phase of the design process, as designers conduct human-centered research to move from a general problem space towards a specific problem. From there, designers diverge once more to explore possible solutions before narrowing down towards a single design.
Submitting Assignment #1
Students should submit digital files (Keynote, Powerpoint AND PDF) of their presentations along with any other relevant documentation by end of day. Clearly indicate team members and label the digital files with last name of team members in the following format: Mapping_Irwin_Kossoff.