francesca valsecchiRedesign Design Education Conference II • 设计教育再设计 系列国际会议(二)complexityis a way of thinkingthat enriches ...
by living in China I everyday struggle in expressingmyself and understanding in between the two meanings有两个不同的意思complicate...
sometimes to understand a meaning we use synonymous有时 ,我们使用同义词 理解 一个意思complicatedsimple, easy, no details / 简单,轻松,没有任何细节co...
复杂 • fù​záthe etymology of english/latin word recall the chinese characters英文/拉丁词源和汉字构成相似复杂cum-plicererepeatedly, pluralmi...
there are metaphors in complexity theory that explainwhy this difference in meaning is crucial有隐喻的复杂性理论解释了 为什么这一差异的意义是关键th...
kaleidoscope万花筒same elementsinfinite anddifferentconfigurations相同的元件无限不同配置
these metaphors suggest us that we need to understandwhich are the properties that definewhat is complex, and how we can d...
the core concept and image in complexity is the idea of system, defined as abody of elements and the quality of relationsh...
complexity emerged in the course of the last thirty yearsfrom the cross-fertilization of several disciplines: biology, inf...
is not a “science,” a “theory,” or a “discipline” but a new methodologythat makes possible the collection and organization...
complexity is related to复杂性和以下有关* science and philosophy, as intellectual foundations科学和哲学,作为知识基础* personality, as individ...
2. what does it matterwith sustainability& social innovation?它为什么与可持续发展与社会创新有关系?
equilibrium, balancetransformation by continuum /evolution平衡 / 通过连续改造 / 进化
the unbalance of today’s world当今世界的不平衡
designing for sustainability and social innovationtherefore more and more means:为可持续性和社会创新设计的意思是:* design for the environm...
3. what does it matterwith design?它为什么与设计有关系?
*design acts on reality关于现实的设计* from problems (past) to solution (future)从问题(过去)到解决(未来)*design deals with transformation a...
1 - the prospective capability 在未来的潜力2 - the redefinition of design tools 更新设计具3 - the strategic capability 策略性设计complexit...
1 - the prospective capability 在未来的潜力design = pro-gettarefrom latin etymology is the action of throw forward拉丁词源: 向前扔outli...
“Service designers vizualize,formulate and choreographsolutions to problems that do notnecessarily exist today;they observ...
2 - the redefinition of design tools 更新设计具
The Macroscope(Joël de Rosnay)the microscope enlarges the infinitely small, the telescope makes smaller the infinitely big...
the quality of the observationimpacts on the quality of (design)action观察的质量对行动的质量的影响
made to understand,to take decision,and finally to explore为了了解, 决定和 探索maps /diagrams图
map/tools in service design服务设计系统图
visualization toolsfor information and knowledge信息知识可视化narratives 视觉故事decision making 决策controversies 辩论map/tools in commu...
narratives视觉故事
decision making决策
controversies / climate change辩论 / 气候变化
controversies / climate change辩论 / 气候变化
complexity of data / pollution资料的复杂性 / 气污染
3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计etymology of strategy in greek refers tois “lead the army”but also“a framed vi...
3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计for Edgar Morin refers toa cognitive modeland a way to actin front of a comple...
3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计“but now the stakes are higher.Urbanisation, global warming, crashing healthca...
4. in conclusion • 总结
in conclusion • 总结心疼 加油 纠结 忐忑 豁达21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words二十一情绪,却没有英语单词from Pei Ying Lin
in conclusion • 总结21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words二十一情绪,却没有英语单词from Pei Ying LinWe just use few of the tho...
in conclusion • 总结复杂性 & 跨文化的过程the complexity is not in the representation,but in the meaning represented复杂性不是在表面而是其代表的意思th...
天下大乱,形势大好there is havoc on earth,the situation is excellentThe hand-drawn diagrams of this presentationare from a beautifu...
谢谢graziefrancesca valsecchiMay 25th 2013, Wuxi, China • 2013年5月25号无锡f.valsecchi@gmail.comhttp://urijoe.org微波 @魏佛兰天下大乱,形势大好...
Complexity / better design thinking, practice, and lifestyle / preliminary thoughts
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i presented this talk at Re-Design Design Education Conference in Wuxi, China, May 24-26 2013. it is a very light tentative to twine together some thoughts I am having recently, by the challenge to go back to my original (and preferred) topic about design discipline, intellectual framework and destination of the practice. It has also been a preliminary trial to talk with the Chinese, in chinese. probably an ambitious try, but worth to me for having learned something new and relevant.

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  1. 1. francesca valsecchiRedesign Design Education Conference II • 设计教育再设计 系列国际会议(二)complexityis a way of thinkingthat enriches design practice(and also our own lifestyles)复杂性是一种丰富设计实践的思维方式(我们的生活方式)
  2. 2. by living in China I everyday struggle in expressingmyself and understanding in between the two meanings有两个不同的意思complicatedas difficult to understand / 不容易了解complexcomposed of several parts, articulated / 由不同部分组成1. complexity复杂 • fù​zá
  3. 3. sometimes to understand a meaning we use synonymous有时 ,我们使用同义词 理解 一个意思complicatedsimple, easy, no details / 简单,轻松,没有任何细节complexsingular, individual, linear, single element / 奇异的、 个别的、 线性的、 单个的元素this is revealed in the difference between a complex system 复杂系统or a complicated situation 复杂的情况 (有“问题”的意思)复杂 • fù​zá
  4. 4. 复杂 • fù​záthe etymology of english/latin word recall the chinese characters英文/拉丁词源和汉字构成相似复杂cum-plicererepeatedly, pluralmixed, blended; mix, mingle“to entwine, encircle, compass, unfold”, from com-(“together”) + plectere (“to weave, braid”). As a nounmeans a composition of parts conditioned each other
  5. 5. there are metaphors in complexity theory that explainwhy this difference in meaning is crucial有隐喻的复杂性理论解释了 为什么这一差异的意义是关键the butterfly and the hurricane蝴蝶和飓风The name of the“butterfly effect”, coinedby Edward Lorenz,is derived from thetheoretical example ofa hurricane’s formationbeing sensitive onwhether or not a distantbutterfly had flappedits wings several weeksbefore.
  6. 6. kaleidoscope万花筒same elementsinfinite anddifferentconfigurations相同的元件无限不同配置
  7. 7. these metaphors suggest us that we need to understandwhich are the properties that definewhat is complex, and how we can deal with it这些比喻表明我们需要理解定义的属性有哪些什么是复杂的和我们如何可以处理它focus on relationship and connection,the meaning of cause/effect changes from being linear (in time and space)to being articulated in a network of possibilities and variety of bonds重点放在关系和连接,因果变化的意思从线性(在时间和空间)向被阐明的可能性和各种联系的网络变化the core idea is that thingsare interconnected其核心思想是,事情 是相互关联的
  8. 8. the core concept and image in complexity is the idea of system, defined as abody of elements and the quality of relationship that twine them together复杂性的核心理念和形象是一个关系的系统,定义为一个元素的整体和使他们在一起的关系* large variety of components or elements that possess specialized functions种类繁多的具有专门功能的部件或元件* the “whole” system is more than just the total sum of the singular components“整个”系统是不仅仅是 各个组件 的总和* systems change and transform系统的改变和改造* qualities and features of a system: flows, cycles, networks, catalysts, balance, stability,growth, development, evolution, configuration, transformation系统的素质和特点:流量,周期,网络,催化剂,平衡,稳定,成长,发展,演变,配置,改造
  9. 9. complexity emerged in the course of the last thirty yearsfrom the cross-fertilization of several disciplines: biology, informationtheory, cybernetics, systems theory, and later economics, physics, politics,management...在过去三十年中涌现的复杂性来自 几个学科的相互交流生物学,信息论,控制论,系统论,以及后来的经济学,物理,政治,管理It is not a new concept, what is new is the integration of the disciplines这是不是一个新的概念,”新”的是将这些学科整合起来
  10. 10. is not a “science,” a “theory,” or a “discipline” but a new methodologythat makes possible the collection and organization of accumulated knowledge in order toincrease the efficiency of our actions.不是”科学,”一种”理论”,或 ”学科”,而是一种新方法,使收集和组织积累知识成为可能,以提高我们的行动的效率。The patterns of birds in flight / 鸟类的飞行模式The interactions of varied life forms in an ecosystem / 在生态系统中的各种生命形式的交互The behavior of consumers in a retail environment 在零售环境中消费者的行为The interactions of people and groups in a community / 人和社会群体的交互
  11. 11. complexity is related to复杂性和以下有关* science and philosophy, as intellectual foundations科学和哲学,作为知识基础* personality, as individual approach to the understanding个性,个人的方式的理解* our discipline (that is what we care today in this occasion)设计(即是在此之际,我们今天关心)
  12. 12. 2. what does it matterwith sustainability& social innovation?它为什么与可持续发展与社会创新有关系?
  13. 13. equilibrium, balancetransformation by continuum /evolution平衡 / 通过连续改造 / 进化
  14. 14. the unbalance of today’s world当今世界的不平衡
  15. 15. designing for sustainability and social innovationtherefore more and more means:为可持续性和社会创新设计的意思是:* design for the environment /with /into为环境的设计* design for all (and the minorities) / inclusive design设计适合所有人* design for community diversity and coexistence为群落多样性与共存的设计
  16. 16. 3. what does it matterwith design?它为什么与设计有关系?
  17. 17. *design acts on reality关于现实的设计* from problems (past) to solution (future)从问题(过去)到解决(未来)*design deals with transformation and cope withevolution设计对付变化与进化*design is creation, interferes with the input/out-put and impacts in the system设计对付变化与进化we design herewhat does it matter with design它为什么与设计有关系?
  18. 18. 1 - the prospective capability 在未来的潜力2 - the redefinition of design tools 更新设计具3 - the strategic capability 策略性设计complexity / design复杂性 / 设计
  19. 19. 1 - the prospective capability 在未来的潜力design = pro-gettarefrom latin etymology is the action of throw forward拉丁词源: 向前扔outline of something new, plan, something thrown forthfrom pro- “forward” + combining form of iacere (past participle iactus) “to throw”
  20. 20. “Service designers vizualize,formulate and choreographsolutions to problems that do notnecessarily exist today;they observe and interpretrequirements and behavioralpatterns and transform them intopossible future services.”(Birgit Mager, Service Design Network, UK)“Design has the capability toforesee, represent, and potentiallyvisualize a complex of elements andrelationships.”seeunderstanding the contextshowvisualizing the informationforeseemaking critical predictions(Professor Francesco Zurlo, Milan)1 - the prospective capability 在未来的潜力two important quote / 两个重要的引述
  21. 21. 2 - the redefinition of design tools 更新设计具
  22. 22. The Macroscope(Joël de Rosnay)the microscope enlarges the infinitely small, the telescope makes smaller the infinitely bigthe macroscope helps to make sense of yet another dimension—the infinitely complex.显微镜放大无限小, 望远镜使较小的无限大有助于使另一个维度的意义 — — 无限复杂。the macroscope is a symbolic instrument made ​​of a set of methods and borrowed from very differenttechnical disciplines, that allows new way of seeing, understanding and acting是一项象征性的指示由一套方法组成,并且从非常不同的技术学科借鉴,这允许新的方式去看、 理解和行事。the macroscopes let us observe what is at once too great, slow, or complex for the human eye and mindto notice and comprehend.让我们观察那些曾经对于人类的眼睛和头脑过于伟大、 缓慢,或过于复杂的事物。
  23. 23. the quality of the observationimpacts on the quality of (design)action观察的质量对行动的质量的影响
  24. 24. made to understand,to take decision,and finally to explore为了了解, 决定和 探索maps /diagrams图
  25. 25. map/tools in service design服务设计系统图
  26. 26. visualization toolsfor information and knowledge信息知识可视化narratives 视觉故事decision making 决策controversies 辩论map/tools in communication design视觉传达图
  27. 27. narratives视觉故事
  28. 28. decision making决策
  29. 29. controversies / climate change辩论 / 气候变化
  30. 30. controversies / climate change辩论 / 气候变化
  31. 31. complexity of data / pollution资料的复杂性 / 气污染
  32. 32. 3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
  33. 33. 3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
  34. 34. 3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
  35. 35. 3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计
  36. 36. 3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计etymology of strategy in greek refers tois “lead the army”but also“a framed view”拉丁词源有两个意思: 带领兵队, 取景
  37. 37. 3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计for Edgar Morin refers toa cognitive modeland a way to actin front of a complex andunpredictable realitythat keeps evolving;it is not possible to foreseethe actionsof all the elements involved.
  38. 38. 3 - the strategic capability of design 策略性设计“but now the stakes are higher.Urbanisation, global warming, crashing healthcare system, fourbillion people living on less then a dollar a day: these are allchallenging the stakes of what we do as designers today.We can continue to be defined by the design briefs that naturallycome to us, the next product, the next advertising campaign, thenext range of clothing; or we can figure out how design can bemore strategic, and plan a part in tackling some of these issues.”(Tim Brown, IDEO)
  39. 39. 4. in conclusion • 总结
  40. 40. in conclusion • 总结心疼 加油 纠结 忐忑 豁达21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words二十一情绪,却没有英语单词from Pei Ying Lin
  41. 41. in conclusion • 总结21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words二十一情绪,却没有英语单词from Pei Ying LinWe just use few of the thousandswords available in English languagefor describing our emotions, and stillmost of us would experience feel-ings for which there are, apparently,no words.In some cases, though, words do ex-ist to describe those nameless emo-tions, in other languages.
  42. 42. in conclusion • 总结复杂性 & 跨文化的过程the complexity is not in the representation,but in the meaning represented复杂性不是在表面而是其代表的意思the process into complexity: understanding, positioning, action, impact到复杂的过程: 理解,定位,行动,影响as designers, educators, researchers, as well as individuals作为设计人员、 教育工作者、 研究人员、以及个人
  43. 43. 天下大乱,形势大好there is havoc on earth,the situation is excellentThe hand-drawn diagrams of this presentationare from a beautiful book about complexity, LeMacroscope, by Joel De Rosnay, 1976.There are also diagrams from the studentsproject at DensityDesign Lab, Milanhttp://densitydesign.orgthis presentation is licensed:Creative Commons 3.0 by-nc-sa
  44. 44. 谢谢graziefrancesca valsecchiMay 25th 2013, Wuxi, China • 2013年5月25号无锡f.valsecchi@gmail.comhttp://urijoe.org微波 @魏佛兰天下大乱,形势大好there is havoc on earth,the situation is excellent(Chairman Mao)

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