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Designing for the Subtle World

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A presentation I gave in May 2009 at situate.us in Toronto, on thinking about designing for situation.

A presentation I gave in May 2009 at situate.us in Toronto, on thinking about designing for situation.

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    • 1. What are we designing for?
    • 2. Situation A relative position or combination of circumstances at a certain moment The way in which something is placed in relation to its surroundings A particular or striking complex of affairs at a stage in the action of a narrative
    • 3. Situation > Location?
    • 4. Situation > Information?
    • 5. Situation > Software?
    • 6. Who are we designing for? What are we enabling? Where is the value?
    • 7. The Web is People
    • 8. The Web is Machines
    • 9. us situate.
    • 10. Subtle World
    • 11. In striving for convergence, we have lost meaning and specificity. The overuse of generic terms has had a channeling effect, leading debate along narrow lines and ultimately limiting it. We need a range of terms, a more robust collection, with more complexity, nuance, unpredictability and creativity. Peter Mulvihill Futures Journal, 2007
    • 12. Design for the future
    • 13. kthxbai
    • 14. Past:Objects Present:Experiences Future:Situations
    • 15. In situations: DESIGNHAPPENS
    • 16. Locations or Destinations
    • 17. Information or Outcomes
    • 18. Software or Language
    • 19. What are you designing for?

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