Category Archives: Design thinking

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

Posted in Design thinking | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Design thinking | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Design thinking | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Design thinking | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Design thinking | Leave a comment

Craft and material

Bringing a design concept into the real world This blog post summarizes Craft and Material, chapter 10 of Nelson and Stolterman’s “The design way” (TDW: 2012, 2003), see also the two previous posts. TDW merges several intellectual traditions, including Churchman’s … Continue reading

Posted in Design thinking | Leave a comment

Composing and connecting

Integrating design strategies to create innovative links Design    …. can mean (1) the result of a design process, i.e. a compositional assembly, or (2) the design process itself, which involves integrating design strategies to find novel connections and relations for … Continue reading

Posted in Design thinking | Leave a comment