Re: [IxDA] Design is not a “problem-solving technique”
27 Jun 2010 - 11:16pm
Design is whatever the designer does.
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On Jun 27, 2010, at 4:37 PM, Toni Taylor wrote:
On Jun 27, 2010, at 11:09 AM, niyasisk wrote:
Thank you for this illuminating for me personally itch scratching discussion.
In 1993 I interviewed Rich Gold at Xerox Parc to feed some research and an
article for a Chi paper. Anyway, the first words out of his mouth, "Design is
not a problem to be solved."
Given that's how I (we) approached the work at Claris for every UI issue, I
was in complete disagreement. He then described that design was more about
ubiquitous extension from our bodies to the physical world. And the very
concept of 'a problem to be solved' was in fact, surgically removing the
natural element of design all around us. The answers are there as we observe
people interacting with their world and design from that premise.
Anyway, that conversation has hung in the air one way or another since. And I
am happy to see it come up here in this discussion. I especially loved the
reference to Schoen because is begs the question 'do we ever solve a problem
or do we simply engage new questions and interactive elements, new design
with every solution...kind of like life?
Thanks again. This community rocks!
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