Design thinking set to verse

Aysar Ghassan

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    Abstract

    Design is traditionally concerned with the creation of artifacts to fuel consumption. More recently, the remit of design has widened greatly. Design activity is claimed to be beneficial in negotiating a diverse range of complex issues, for example aiding humans attempting to exist on meager incomes or enabling effective procurement practices within government bodies. The methodology termed “design thinking” is argued to help designers and non-designers engage with a broad remit of issues. As the subject of design thinking is complex, there exists a need for a condensed means of communicating its claimed attributes and remit. The design community has disseminated widely on design thinking. This paper argues that this activity may have contributed to “dissemination fatigue”. There exists a need for a means of communicating design thinking’s attributes and remit in a new, informative, succinct and easily digestible manner. Poetry is argued to be a condensed method which for centuries has been utilized to disseminate complex notions, pass on knowledge and precipitate emotions. This paper aims to convey some of the claimed attributes and remit of design thinking in poetic verse. This paper is influenced by the tradition of critical design. The overarching aim is to provide the community with a constructive vehicle to critically discuss the attributes and remit of design thinking. This process is important in helping the community to unpick the debate surrounding this influential notion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages204-207
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventPraxis and Poetics, Research Through Design - The Baltic centre for contemporary art, Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Sep 20135 Sep 2013

    Conference

    ConferencePraxis and Poetics, Research Through Design
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Period3/09/135/09/13

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    Fuel consumption
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    Fatigue of materials

    Bibliographical note

    The full text is available free from the link given.

    Keywords

    • design thinking
    • poetry
    • critical design
    • bright club
    • dissemination fatigue

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    Ghassan, A. (2013). Design thinking set to verse. 204-207. Paper presented at Praxis and Poetics, Research Through Design, United Kingdom.

    Design thinking set to verse. / Ghassan, Aysar.

    2013. 204-207 Paper presented at Praxis and Poetics, Research Through Design, United Kingdom.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Ghassan, A 2013, 'Design thinking set to verse' Paper presented at Praxis and Poetics, Research Through Design, United Kingdom, 3/09/13 - 5/09/13, pp. 204-207.
    Ghassan A. Design thinking set to verse. 2013. Paper presented at Praxis and Poetics, Research Through Design, United Kingdom.
    Ghassan, Aysar. / Design thinking set to verse. Paper presented at Praxis and Poetics, Research Through Design, United Kingdom.
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