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Designing stuff: the video

Lame gods in the service of prosthetic gods This blog post attempts to summarize the presentation on design thinking by Harold G. Nelson during the Human-Computer Interaction Seminar on People, Computers, and Design at Stanford on April 16, 2010. In … Continue reading

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The Design Way: metaphysics

Evil, splendor, and the guarantors of destiny & design This blog post attempts to summarize Section IV: Metaphysics of Nelson and Stolterman’s “The design way” (TDW: 2012, 2003), see also the six previous posts. TDW merges several intellectual traditions, including … Continue reading

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The Design Way: core concepts

Desiderata, interpretation, communication, judgment, composition, and craft This blog post attempts to summarize Section III: Fundamentals of Nelson and Stolterman’s “The design way” (TDW: 2012, 2003), see also the five previous posts. TDW merges several intellectual traditions, including Churchman’s systems … Continue reading

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The Design Way: first principles

Ultimate particulars, service, systemics, and the whole This blog post summarizes Section II: Foundations of Nelson and Stolterman’s “The design way” (TDW: 2012, 2003), see also the four previous posts. TDW merges several intellectual traditions, including Churchman’s systems approach, which … Continue reading

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The Design Way: the first tradition

Design culture, intentional change, and the human condition This blog post attempts to summarize Section I: The First Tradition of Nelson and Stolterman’s “The design way” (TDW: 2012, 2003), see also the three previous posts. TDW merges several intellectual traditions, … Continue reading

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Design Judgment

Intentional change for adding value to complex realities The Design Way     Nelson and Stolterman wrote The design way (TDW: 2012, 2003) to expand our understanding of design as a profoundly human tradition of inquiry and action. In TDW they merge … Continue reading

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The whole systems enchilada

A dialectical total systems framework Every now and then I think I have disentangled the whole systems enchilada. By this (i.e. the term ‘whole systems enchilada’) I mean that I am convinced that the systems approach of Churchman hasn’t lost … Continue reading

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Values in the Systems Approach

The difference between soft and hard systems approaches This is a summary of Chapter Eleven of The Systems Approach (TSA). It is part of a series of blogging posts, which will cover the whole of Churchman’s The Systems Approach (TSA), … Continue reading

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The heroism of applied science

… for the common wages of their most secret heart Chapter ten of Challenge to Reason (Churchman 1968), “The heroism of applied science,” was a paper delivered at the Department of Defense (DoD) Logistics Research Conference in Airlie House, Warrenton, … Continue reading

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Science and God

How empiricism restricted our concept of reason In the previous post I have shown that Churchman probably elaborated his systems approach over a period of about 30 years (1952-1982). First he used it in his consultancy work as operations research … Continue reading

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