Tag Archives: design

Going back to first principles to take a closer look at the design process

By | January 17, 2023

Fundamentally, regardless of the various terms and jargon used to customize and capture the design process as one unique to one’s own industrial design studio, the design process is at heart a balancing process of equilibrium that is viable, desirable, and feasible between the opposing forces of all the stakeholder interests involved. What tends to… Read More »

Exploratory study of the literature of information architecture

By | November 25, 2022

I introduce the idea of Multi-sensory cognitive justice, and make a case for it through a synthesis of the literature available on information architecture. Given that I was standing there when the field was born as a professional occupation with its own association etc I think I can navigate my way back to the beginning… Read More »

Contemplating the conundrum of designing for cognitive justice

By | November 23, 2022

“Cognitive Justice: the right of different knowledges to coexist so long as they sustain the life, livelihoods, and life chances of a people.” Shiv Visvanathan, 2021 Unpacking this theoretical statement and putting it into practice in the form of design of interactive, collaborative, and social processes that comprise various participatory methodologies in design and innovation,… Read More »

Are you letting data from the past drive your future strategy?

By | August 29, 2022

Yesterday, I was deep inside Google looking for datapoints to connect that would add up to give me a sense of what was going on in these turbulent times, and I came across this insightful article on strategy. It was clear the author felt as obsolete as I did about the way strategic planning for… Read More »

Linking Recognition to Resilience: Cognitive Justice and the Informal Economy

By | April 17, 2022

Soon enough, at some point this year, I’ll have to take a decision about whether to situate my vegetable vendors and informal traders as ‘livelihood’ actors, ekeing out a living by the side of the road, or continue bypassing the literature of poverty as I strive to reinforce their status and role as professional traders… Read More »

A change of perspective and a whole new set of metaphors (Czarniawska, 2008)

By | August 26, 2021

“…each excursion into another field of knowledge brings with it things that were embedded in a different type of soil, and it is inevitable that particles of that soil are still clinging to the roots, practically invisible to the new owner. Additionally, a re-embedding into the new soil could produce deviations and hybrids that are… Read More »