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Design & Critical Thinking

By Kevin Richard

Design & Critical Thinking aims to build shared understanding, collective knowledge & sensemaking through a community of professionals from different backgrounds and horizons. Join the community → https://designcriticalthinking.com/about/
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The value of UX: Thinking Like Architects –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

Design & Critical ThinkingOct 22, 2020

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AI and meaning; Duality in context and the third perspective as a design tool

AI and meaning; Duality in context and the third perspective as a design tool

Jan 20, 202353:44
On framing & exploring problems; using assemblage theory to understand & design for network effects
Dec 05, 202202:17:60
Betterment of today's education through dynamic financialization? Virtual Chalet discussion
Nov 16, 202202:22:42
Being foxes and tigers: design, philosophy, economics, and politics
Oct 31, 202202:02:51
30 August 2022 – Design & philosophy: a closure and next steps
Sep 06, 202201:59:30
Design & Philosophy – The tension between pragmatism & creativity
Sep 06, 202202:05:57
Virtual Chalet, 16 August 2022 – The forms of power, privileges, and practical design philosophy
Aug 17, 202201:17:37
Design & Philosophy #2 – Decision making & enacting the world as designers
Aug 11, 202201:51:26
The marriage of design & philosophy – a community discussion.
Aug 10, 202202:57:12
Virtual Chalet, 5 July 2022 – Philosophy, rabbit holes as attractors, identity & social dissonance

Virtual Chalet, 5 July 2022 – Philosophy, rabbit holes as attractors, identity & social dissonance

We discussed philosophy and how the process of exploring certain topics affects your understanding of them, which lead us to talk about the nature of rabbit holes, and that behind an apparent endless network of things there is a tacit structure that acts as an attractor. 

We discuss the relationship between our identity and our social tissue and the social dissonance that creates social media. Then we move on to the subject of how many discussions (in design) remain on surface-level things (tools, methods, etc.), and why we need to dive into the underlying concepts & models. We make some comparisons between the fact that you can't understand what causes a trend to happen by studying the trend itself (you need to side-step), like copying a certain style does not provide you with knowledge of the contextual reason for this style to exist. 

And many more things about decision-making, handling difficult discussions, knowing how and when to debate, and “steel manning” an opposite position.

Jul 11, 202201:20:40
Virtual Chalet 21 June 2022 – Decisions, past & future, anchoring the digital in physical
Jun 27, 202256:21
Déconstruisons le design systémique avec Fabrice Liut - 1ère partie
Jun 26, 202253:11
Virtual Chalet 10 May 2022 – Not confusing goals with intents #becomingbetterdesigners
May 18, 202201:02:33
Virtual Chalet 26 April 2022 – Going beyond success and failure #becomingbetterdesigners
Apr 30, 202201:22:14
Virtual Chalet, 12 April 2022 – Being the expert that knows he doesn't know #becomingbetterdesigners
Apr 14, 202201:16:31
Chalet Virtuel 31 Mars 2022 – Perfectionnisme, pensée systémique, et économie de la connaissance
Apr 14, 202201:11:21
Virtual Chalet, 29 March 2022 - Using data to make decisions #becomingbetterdesigners
Apr 13, 202201:02:17
Legal design, blockchain, et gouvernance par le design

Legal design, blockchain, et gouvernance par le design

Chalet Virtuel 17 février 2022 – Ceci est la version francophone de nos sessions informel « Virtual Chalet ». Ces rencontres récurrentes (une fois toutes les 2 semaines) existent afin que la communauté Design & Critical Thinking (D&CT) prenne le temps et l'espace pour discuter, faire du sense, partager des idées et des expériences, trouver du soutien, poser des questions, etc.

Cette semaine nous discutons legal design et approcher le design dans le monde juridique, les problèmes et opportunités de la blockchain, et approcher l’humain et la gouvernance pour permettre la collaboration et la distribution de la prise de décision.

Participez au prochains évènements 👉 https://www.meetup.com/design-critical-thinking/

Rejoignez la communauté (en anglais & français) sur Slack 👉 https://join.designcriticalthinking.com

À propos de la communauté 👉 https://designcriticalthinking.com

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🔗 Liens partagés pendant la session 👇

Le Legal design:
https://law.stanford.edu/organizations/pages/legal-design-lab/
https://lawbydesign.co/legal-design/
https://uxdesign.cc/legal-design-explained-e43129710cd9

Le Cynefin framework → https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework

La Total Experience:
https://www.walkme.com/glossary/total-experience/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Experience

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👀 Plus sur nos participants 👇

Christophe Coppin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophe-coppin-consulting/
https://www.hubnot.io

Naji Bouchiba
https://www.linkedin.com/in/najibouchiba/
https://seweloafrica.com

Céline Grosjean
https://www.linkedin.com/in/celinegrosjean/
https://www.celinegrosjean.com

Feb 19, 202201:38:57
Actionable, knowledge, emotions, affordance #becomingbetterdesigners
Feb 18, 202201:24:15
Virtual Chalet 1 Feb 2022 – Design, Narratives, Capitalism & Social contract, Squid Game as Catalyst
Feb 03, 202201:34:18
Chalet Virtuel (FR) 20 Jan 2022 – Design, incertitude, sense-making, et neurosciences
Jan 23, 202201:19:45
Virtual Chalet, 18 Jan 2022 – Design, culture, education, and capitalism
Jan 23, 202201:12:15
Chalet Virtuel (FR), 6 jan 2022 – Design Systémique, Philosophies & Pratiques de Design & d’Innovation

Chalet Virtuel (FR), 6 jan 2022 – Design Systémique, Philosophies & Pratiques de Design & d’Innovation

Ceci est la version francophone de nos sessions informel « Virtual Chalet ». Ces rencontres récurrentes (une fois toutes les 2 semaines) existent afin que la communauté Design & Critical Thinking (D&CT) prenne le temps et l'espace pour discuter, faire du sense, partager des idées et des expériences, trouver du soutien, poser des questions, etc.

Cette semaine nous discutons de la multiplicité du “Design” et des différentes disciplines & pratiques de ce domaine, ainsi que du trend autour du Design Systémique et du Systems Thinking. Nous parlons de philosophie(s), de définitions, et de concepts autour du Design et de l’innovation, ainsi que d’esprit critique. Nous abordons aussi l’importance d’écrire pour aider à penser et pour créer un medium d’échange.

Participez au prochains évènements 👉 https://www.meetup.com/design-critical-thinking/

Rejoignez la communauté (en anglais) sur Slack 👉 https://join.designcriticalthinking.com

Bonne année à tous! 🎉


🔗 Liens partagés pendant la session 👇


Le podcast Design Québec: https://open.spotify.com/show/3LTwLU37KyZ1l7jslmZljH?si=79f7f2bdb11f422c


La conférence Web à Quebec: https://webaquebec.org


Le framework Cynefin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework


Exaptation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exaptation


Blog de la communauté D&CT: https://blog.designcriticalthinking.com


Le blog de Kevin: https://kevinrichard.ch

Jan 09, 202201:57:04
Virtual Chalet, 4 Jan 2022 – Design Practice, Theory, and Methods | Systemic Design & Systems Thinking Trends
Jan 06, 202202:09:04
The Explorer Framework: From Problems To Ecosystems

The Explorer Framework: From Problems To Ecosystems

An invitation to be explorers, not just problem-solvers

We tend to see design and innovation as problem-solving spaces. This engineering and sometimes mechanistic approach is not bad in itself but brings a lot of limitations, one major being to quickly frame whatever challenge into a narrow, finite, solution.

When facing uncertainty, designers, and changemakers might feel unempowered. We look for recipes and pre-packaged generalist solutions — “the answer”, that sells an illusion of certainty through the economy of speed — to help us disambiguate our very specific contexts.

“Problem-solvers look for answers. Explorers look for better questions.”

Exploration makes the invisible visible. This multi-layered understanding will add more potential to our portfolio of possibilities.

“Problem-solvers reduce options. Explorers enable possibilities.”

New challenges are invitations to become curious explorers, in a world where everything is believed to be known, predictable, ordinary.

Reclaim space for curious exploration

The explorer’s framework is a set of ideas for designers, innovators, changemakers, to help approach challenges and problems in ways that add layers (rather than subtract), enable possibilities (rather than reduce), diversify points of view, and enable a portfolio of strategies & actions to tackle (complex) challenges (rather than single-point solutions).

Exploration is not to be opposed to conception — it is a useful tension. Exploration should be pursued as a parallel, ongoing, journey with no clear end. It is the philosophy & ethics of the curious, humble, learner.

Learn more → explorer.designcriticalthinking.com

designcriticalthinking.com

Oct 01, 202150:47
Planet Centric & The Evolution Of Design with Samuel Huber
Jul 02, 202101:01:10
Exploring the topic of “insights" w/ Krasi Bozhinkova, Cameron Norman, Daiana Zavate, Kevin Richard

Exploring the topic of “insights" w/ Krasi Bozhinkova, Cameron Norman, Daiana Zavate, Kevin Richard

This is a “collaborative drawing session” with the Design & Critical Thinking community turned into a podcast –drawing as a medium for exploration. Look at the video here → https://youtu.be/0vk7lh1_iZQ

In this session, we explored the concept of “Insight” and our relationship with it by visualizing and building on each other's ideas.  

Our ability to see through the conditional interpretation of our experience helped us face the loopholes and blind spots of our perception. Insights are volatile and fleeting. 

They can grow cold if not used at the right time. Our internal alignment can give us both richness of insights and momentum to build concretely on them. This is our shared story at the edge of the visible with the invisible. 

🌟The Design & Critical Thinking community
https://designcriticalthinking.com

👏 Special thanks to our fantastic members! 👇

Krasi Bozhinkova
https://www.linkedin.com/in/krasi-bozhinkova/

Cameron Norman
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cdnorman/

Daiana Zavate
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daiana-zavate-13036016a/

May 18, 202101:01:47
Startup UX Design, User Research, And Pragmatism –with Pascal Briod from Monito

Startup UX Design, User Research, And Pragmatism –with Pascal Briod from Monito

In this episode, we discuss with Pascal Briod, Head of Product at Monito, about user research and UX design in a Startup company. From the very inception of the company to managing a growing team of UX & UI professionals, Pascal had to basically learn & practice many aspects of design & product management at the same time. This helped him build a very pragmatic approach to UX, research,  and design decision.

🔗 About Monito Monito is a Swiss-based company, specialized in money transfer provider comparison. 

🔥 Monito is looking for a Senior UX/UI Designer and a Product Manager. Find out more 👉 https://www.monito.com/en/jobs

Feb 12, 202101:12:53
CX vs. UX Bulls**t – Critique d'article
Feb 08, 202124:18
Design, Agilité, et Compréhension Business avec Stéphane Bonnier

Design, Agilité, et Compréhension Business avec Stéphane Bonnier

Dans cet épisode, nous discutons avec Stéphane Bonnier de design et  d’agilité organisationnelle. Stéphane apporte une lumière unique grâce à sa longue expérience dans le business & en tant que chef d’entreprises, et nous donne des clés quand à la facilitation du changement et de la transformation des organisations par le design & l’agilité.

🌟À propos de Stéphane Bonnier:

Business Designer, après une formation de base en mathématiques spécialisées, il étudia les sciences cognitives durant 2 ans et devient ensuite titulaire d’un diplôme en économie d’une école de Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Il acquit de l’expérience dans des grands-groupes suisses puis européens et y assuma pour certains d’entre eux la direction pendant plus de 10 ans.

Pour Stéphane, les méthodes agiles, c'est comme le débat Bohr-Einstein, tout le monde s'accorde sur les principes de la mécanique quantique mais il est encore aujourd'hui impossible de dire qui a vraiment raison.

L'utilisation des méthodes agiles dans les entreprises est reconnue, mais est-ce que leur mise en place est toujours en adéquation avec les structures, les enjeux politiques et les objectifs intrinsèques d'une société ?

Depuis 10 ans, Stéphane interagit auprès d'entreprises pour trouver le point d'intersection entre tous les aspects qui font le quotidien d'une entreprise et la réussite des objectifs aussi bien financiers qu'en ressources humaines et stratégie.

Le point commun entre sa démarche et celle d'Einstein est que "Dieu ne joue pas aux dés" !

Jan 25, 202101:32:49
The 'Space for action Barrier’ Trap - with Kevin Richard

The 'Space for action Barrier’ Trap - with Kevin Richard

In this episode, I propose and develop the concept of “Space-for-action barrier” or the thing that prevents designers, innovators, and change agents to do “what should be done”, and how you can overcome this state.   

Read the original article here:  http://bit.ly/35NZ4az

Jan 22, 202112:38
The Value Of UX: What future for design? –with Joel Marsh.

The Value Of UX: What future for design? –with Joel Marsh.

Part 9: In this episode, we discuss Systemic Design, the future of design, and what Joel sees as a growing opportunity in the relationship between Design and Data Science. This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX, split into 10 episodes.

Dec 11, 202011:28
The Value Of UX: Little changes, big consequences –with Joel Marsh.

The Value Of UX: Little changes, big consequences –with Joel Marsh.

Part 8: In this episode, we discuss the importance of testing (looping back to the importance of hypotheses) and how even small changes can have big consequences. This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX, split into 10 episodes.

Dec 11, 202005:12
The Value of UX: Knowledge & Evidence In Design –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

The Value of UX: Knowledge & Evidence In Design –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

Part 7: In this episode, we discuss how designers create knowledge and the importance of the level of evidence we are taking into account in holding something for true. This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX, split into 10 episodes.

Nov 13, 202012:48
The value of UX: Is UX Pseudoscience? –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

The value of UX: Is UX Pseudoscience? –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX.

Joel Marsh is an experienced UX designer, Founder at Peekerton, and author of “UX for Beginners” published by O’Reilly.

Kevin Richard is a senior Designer & editor of “Design & Critical Thinking” through which he tries to popularize design and shares his thoughts.

Oct 30, 202009:38
The value of UX: Design & Ethics –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

The value of UX: Design & Ethics –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX.

Joel Marsh is an experienced UX designer, Founder at Peekerton, and author of “UX for Beginners” published by O’Reilly.

Kevin Richard is a senior Designer & editor of “Design & Critical Thinking” through which he tries to popularize design and shares his thoughts.

Oct 23, 202018:05
The value of UX: Thinking Like Architects –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

The value of UX: Thinking Like Architects –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX.

Joel Marsh is an experienced UX designer, Founder at Peekerton, and author of “UX for Beginners” published by O’Reilly.

Kevin Richard is a senior Designer & editor of “Design & Critical Thinking” through which he tries to popularize design and shares his thoughts.

Oct 22, 202009:11
The value of UX: Better Business Models –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

The value of UX: Better Business Models –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX.

Joel Marsh is an experienced UX designer, Founder at Peekerton and author of “UX for Beginners” published by O’Reilly.

Kevin Richard is a senior Designer & editor of “Design & Critical Thinking” through which he tries to popularize design and shares his thoughts.

🎶 Music by Loxbeats, Soyb & Amine Maxwell.

Oct 06, 202014:45
The value of UX: Between Art & Science? –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

The value of UX: Between Art & Science? –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX.

Joel Marsh is an experienced UX designer, Founder at Peekerton and author of “UX for Beginners” published by O’Reilly.

Kevin Richard is a senior Designer & editor of “Design & Critical Thinking” through which he tries to popularize design and shares his thoughts.

🎶 Music by Loxbeats, Soyb & Amine Maxwell.

Sep 29, 202005:44
In Search Of Definition: From Design To Co-creation – with Peter Horvath

In Search Of Definition: From Design To Co-creation – with Peter Horvath

In this episode, we discuss with Peter Horvath about Design, Co-creation, Service Design, and even Swiss democracy which Peter links to a form of Co-creation & participatory design process.

Peter Horvath is a UX Designer, digital strategist, and service designer. He is the founder of holistique.design, co-founder of the Service Design Network Swiss Chapter and the 24 Hours of UX events.

Sep 25, 202054:18
The value of UX: Appropriate Friction –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

The value of UX: Appropriate Friction –with Joel Marsh & Kevin Richard

This video is part of a longer discussion with Joel Marsh about the value of UX.  

Joel Marsh is an experienced UX designer, Founder at Peekerton, and author of “UX for Beginners” published by O’Reilly.

Kevin Richard is a senior Designer & editor of “Design & Critical Thinking” through which he tries to popularize design and shares his thoughts.

🎶 Music by Loxbeats, Soyb & Amine Maxwell.

Sep 22, 202008:00
How to understand & explain complex topics? –with Massimo Curatella & Kevin Richard

How to understand & explain complex topics? –with Massimo Curatella & Kevin Richard

In this episode, we welcome Massimo Curatella to discuss how to understand and explain complex topics such as systems and complexity principles to people who can act to solve wicked problems.

Sep 11, 202001:03:05
Shaping The Right Product: Rethinking how we develop products –with Emilijan Sekulovski & Kevin R.

Shaping The Right Product: Rethinking how we develop products –with Emilijan Sekulovski & Kevin R.

For our first podcast in English, we're proud to welcome Emilijan Sekulovski who offered us a great discussion around organizational design, team organization, product development, and production processes.

Emilijan Sekulovski is the Head of User Experience at Pix4D, a Swiss company focused on delivering the best photogrammetry & drone mapping software for professionals.

Kevin Richard is a senior Designer & editor of “Design & Critical Thinking” through which he tries to popularize design and shares his thoughts.

Music: Skydive by Loxbeats

Sep 04, 202001:05:31
Au-delà du Human Centered Design (suite) – Géraud de Laval & Kevin Richard

Au-delà du Human Centered Design (suite) – Géraud de Laval & Kevin Richard

Dans ce podcast, Kevin et Géraud reviennent sur un sujet abordé avec Daniele Catalanotto: comment allez au-delà des limitations du Human-centered design (HCD). Géraud as plusieurs points à ajouter, et cela nous donné l'occasion d'approfondir plusieurs concepts.

 👉 Géraud de Laval est Product Designer au Smart Lab de Romande Energie, Startup coach, et formateur à l'école CREA Genève.

👉 Kevin Richard est senior Designer & éditeur de “Design & Critical Thinking” par lequel il essaie de vulgariser le design et partages ses réflexions. 

Musique: Skydive by Loxbeats - https://www.audiolibrary.com.co/loxbeats/skydive

Aug 28, 202001:01:54
Est-ce important d'avoir un portfolio ?

Est-ce important d'avoir un portfolio ?

Dans ce podcast, Kevin et Géraud discutent de l'importance (ou non) d'avoir un portfolio lorsqu'on est designer. 

Géraud de Laval est Product Designer au Smart Lab de Romande Energie, Startup coach, et formateur à l'école CREA Genève.

Kevin Richard est senior Designer & éditeur de “Design & Critical Thinking” par lequel il essaie de vulgariser le design et partages ses réflexions.

*Musique: Skydive by Loxbeats.

Aug 21, 202001:06:24
Les guerres de chapelles: Design Thinking & Design Sprint

Les guerres de chapelles: Design Thinking & Design Sprint

Dans ce podcast, Kevin et Géraud discutent des “guerres de chapelles” que sont le Design Thinking et Design Sprint, sujets récurrents dans le domaine, et qui sont parfois des portes d'entrée au design pour des non-initiés.

Géraud de Laval est Product Designer au Smart Lab de Romande Energie, Startup coach, et formateur à l'école CREA Genève.

Kevin Richard est senior Designer & éditeur de “Design & Critical Thinking” par lequel il essaie de vulgariser le design et partages ses réflexions.

Musique: Skydive by Loxbeats.

Aug 14, 202053:36
Design for value: Designer avec les besoins business

Design for value: Designer avec les besoins business

Dans ce podcast, Kevin et Géraud discutent du “Design For Value” ou de comment designer en équilibrant besoins utilisateurs et besoins business.

Géraud de Laval est Product Designer au Smart Lab de Romande Energie, Startup coach, et formateur à l'école CREA Genève.

Kevin Richard est senior Designer & éditeur de “Design & Critical Thinking” par lequel il essaie de vulgariser le design et partages ses réflexions.

Musique: Skydive by Loxbeats.

Aug 07, 202052:48
Comment enseigner l’esprit de synthèse ?

Comment enseigner l’esprit de synthèse ?

Dans ce podcast, Kevin et Daniele discutent de pourquoi l'esprit de synthèse est important et comment l'enseigner.

Daniele Catanalotto est un Service Designer & formateur qui cherche à rendre l'innovation accessible aux plus grand nombre.

Kevin Richard est senior Designer & éditeur de “Design & Critical Thinking” par lequel il essaie de vulgariser le design et partages ses réflexions.

Jul 31, 202043:22
Rapport de recherche utilisateur: tips & astuces

Rapport de recherche utilisateur: tips & astuces

Dans ce podcast, Kevin et Daniele discutent de quelques astuces pour rendre les rapports de recherche utilisateur actionable pour les équipes et le business. 

Daniele Catanalotto est un Service Designer & formateur qui cherche à rendre l'innovation accessible aux plus grand nombre. 

Kevin Richard est senior Designer & éditeur de “Design & Critical Thinking” par lequel il essaie de vulgariser le design et partages ses réflexions. 

Musique: Skydive by Loxbeats

Jul 24, 202023:11
J’abandonne les post-its papier !

J’abandonne les post-its papier !

Dans ce podcast, Kevin et Daniele discutent de quand cela devient pertinent d'arrêter d'utiliser des post-its papier au profit des outils numériques, et quand le papier reste roi.

Daniele Catanalotto est un Service Designer & formateur qui cherche à rendre l'innovation accessible aux plus grand nombre.

Kevin Richard est senior Designer & éditeur de “Design & Critical Thinking” par lequel il essaie de vulgariser le design et partages ses réflexions.

Jul 17, 202017:46