300: Crises in Complexity, Opportunities in Design

In 2009 Censemaking was launched as a platform to explore issues in complexity and ways we can make sense of

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Kindness Confusion in Collaboration and Co-creation

An emerging look at evolutionary behaviour is suggesting that we are better suited for survival by working together than in competition. This cooperation imperative has been called “survival of the kindness” which risks lumping affective social generosity and goodwill with effectiveness and desirability and, in doing so, risks the entire enterprise of collaboration-based efforts.

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No Contest: The Cost of Crowd-based Social Innovation

Contests are seen by many in the social sector as a way to engage audiences and generate new thinking about

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Disrupted Time: Review of Present Shock

Most simply, ‘present shock’ is the human response to living in a world that’s always on real time and simultaneous.

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Developmental Design and The Innovator’s Mindset

Blackberry, once the ‘must have’ device is no longer so and may no longer even exist. Looking back on how

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Design Thinking, Design Making

Designing and thinking
Critics of design thinking suggest that it forgets making while advocates suggest that it extends itself beyond the traditional constraints of design’s focus on the brief. What separates the two is still the implications associated with making something and the question: can we be good designer thinkers without being design makers? This post looks at the relationship between design thinking and making.

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Defining the New Designer

It’s been suggested that anyone who shapes the world intentionally is a designer, however those who train and practice as

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