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Designing for Complexity - Kasey Klimes
Design is inherently a response to the needs of an ever-changing society, but do we have the knowledge-building toolkit these challenges demand? From economies, to cities, to natural ecologies, we live in a world of nested and deeply interconnected complex systems. A new mode of scientific inquiry shows great promise for informing the way designers approach some of the most pressing problems confronting humanity. This talk will identify the deficiencies of scientific reductionism as it is currently applied through design research, introduce complexity theory, and explore the lessons of systems thinking in iterative design. It will present and expand on the concepts of leverage points, feedback loops, emergence, mental models, and more. Rethink! is promoted by POLI.design – Politecnico di Milano and the Service Innovation Academy. Main Sponsor of Rethink! is PwC Italy. rethinkfestival.it
Kasey Klimes, Design Researcher, Guido Romeo, Business and innovation
journalist. POLI.design - Politecnico di Milano