Collaboration is the core of design practice. Why? Because designing together leads to more human-centered, more valuable, and more ethical outcomes. Yet, as the call to collaborate echoes louder than ever through industry and academia alike, our profession’s transmitters fail to pick up the actual experience of collaborating — what it feels like to both value failure and act responsibly towards others. How might we bring forward the qualitative experience of designing in order to improve the way we design together?

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50 Percent Seminar

While approaches for engaging the social “wickedness” of design have been a prominent topic of design research, serious questions continue to revolve around the moral and ethical aspects of collaborative design. In my 50% review I explore how emphasizing deliberation in design methods can be a useful way to enhance our awareness and ability to engage the underlying social forces at play in designing. Specifically, I suggest that by fostering…