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A Didactical Framework to Experiment the Potential of Visual Languages in Engaging Social Complexity

This paper has been presented at
DRS2010 – Design & Complexity, Montreal: 7 – 9 July 2010
proceedings, eds.David Durling, Rabah Bousbaci, Lin-Lin Chen, Philippe Gauthier, Tiiu Poldma, Seymour Rowoth-Stokes and Erik Stolterman conference website

A Didactical Framework to Experiment the Potential of Visual Languages in Engaging Social Complexity

get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Donato Ricci, Giorgio Caviglia

Abstract

Development models often relate expert knowledge to social needs with a top-down approach, thus being not able to cope

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The DensityDesign lab: communication design experiments among complexity and sustainability

This paper has been presented Cumulus Conference 2010 “Young Creators for Better City and Better Life”, Shanghai, Tongji University, China, September 2010 conference website

The DensityDesign lab: communication design experiments among complexity and sustainability

get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Donato Ricci, Giorgio Caviglia, Paolo Ciuccarelli

Abstract

Social complexity requires new processes fundamentally attuned to the social and conversational nature of decision making and design work; they should tend to enable a more

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Ethnographic approach to design knowledge. Dialogue and participation as discovery tools within complex knowledge contexts

This paper has been presented at IASDR conference 2009
Rigor and Relevance in Design Research, 18-22 October 2009, Seoul, South Korea conference website

Ethnographic approach to design knowledge.
Dialogue and participation as discovery tools within complex knowledge contexts

get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Paolo Ciuccarelli
Keyword: design methodology, ethnography, dialogue, knowledge tools, knowledge sharing

Abstract

The following paper explores two main concepts: a) the ethnography as a thick and qualitative observation method, which refers to an active interpretation of the traditional ethnography by the communication design research mindset; b)

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Handling changes trough diagrams: Scale and grain in the visual representation of Complex Systems

This paper has been co-written with Donato Ricci and Paolo Ciuccarelli, as members of the Densitydesign team.
It has been presented at Changing the Change conference, Turin, July 2008

Handling changes trough diagrams:
Scale and grain in the visual representation of Complex Systems

get the full text proceeding | by Ciuccarelli Paolo, Donato Ricci, Francesca Valsecchi

Abstract

To change towards a more sustainable development could means to make decisions not only with a systemic approach, but also to be able to decide in the right time: the density. It seems that, when the discipline of Design integrate a systemic approach with the competences of designers in visualization,

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Network shapes design activities. ICT supporting open and shared design processes

This paper has been presented in 2007 at IASDR Conference in Hong Kong.
Emerging Trends in Design Research, 12 – 15 November,2007.
School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
conference website

Network shapes design activities. ICT supporting open and shared design processes

get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Paolo Ciuccarelli
Keyword: digital community, ICT tools, design knowledge sharing

Abstract

The network paradigm refers to individuals as being continually involved in processes of sharing and being able to organize into creative communities of practice and knowledge.
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