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Re: The big picture

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Johann van der Merwe <[log in to unmask]>

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PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 06:46:50 +0200

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Keith
As "a way of being" there is nothing to touch being a sensitive
cybernetician ... second order variety ...
Those who (like the believer in soft systems) can get to the point of
letting go all control (over others, over things and over self) can turn
into a "poet" of sorts, a daydreamer with eyes wide open, and with ears
that can truly hear every voice, and then, like a designer with that
peculiar mindset that structures inputs, make some sense of it all.
Johann

On 7 February 2015 at 04:15, Keith Russell <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Dear David
>
> Sounds good - the inherent difficulty is the skills that each person
> brings to the task.
>
> Providing people with a few preparatory exercise using neutral scenarios
> can trigger more informed responses.
> That is, when we know something about what we are being asked to reflect
> about, we can often extend our account
> Which us useful in a personal sense as well as a group sense.
>
> Still, we are trapped in the land of poets and poets are best at revealing
> hat otherwise can not be seeen.
>
> Yes, some designers and some business people etc. can also be good at this.
>
> It is a way of apprehending reality that is not culturally generally
> supported
> And it is a way of being that few can sustain
> And it is a rare aptitude.
>
> Cheers
>
> keith
>
> On 7/02/2015 12:55 pm, "David Sless" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >But there is yet another way that I have found useful, and that is to
> >work with metaphors that enabled us as embedded participants to make a
> >small difference in the world we work in. In what we call the scoping
> >stage, we begin by inviting people  to make pictures of the world from
> >their position in the landscape.
>
>
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-- 
Dr. Johann van der Merwe
Independent Design Researcher


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