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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists
Since working at Stanford, I've been staring at the design thinking hex-model a bunch. Finally (maybe it was 's ranting at me) I see the giant missing puzzle piece. "Elaborate" is the shortest way to say "huge amounts of fucking detailed thoughtful work." Also: loop.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 23
Replying to @lauraklein
ok, improved. Enjoy.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 23
Replying to @lauraklein
Models, like maps, language and comics simplify in order to clarify.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 23
I'm sure would have a few things to say about this (we've done visual thinking workshops together.) This model is problematic in its linear nature. See this quote
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 23
IDEO themselves admits design thinking is not design, nor did they invent it.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 23
I made one for Now I must close powerpoint and find a new way to procrastinate.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
So as people have commented on this thread, I’ve noticed a a few misunderstandings about models. 1. Making a good model takes a lot of time and iterations.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
You can make models to think, to communicate, or to critique. The ones you make for thinking don’t have to make sense to anyone but you, but if they serve the other two purposes they need to be tested. PEOPLE is you make anything for someone who isn’t you, you must test.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
People kept saying, why don’t you make what you think is a good model. That’s like saying, this should be a short story or why don’t you build a website for that. I’ve got classes to design! Books to write! Plus a bad model is GREAT for conversation.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
A important thing about models: every aspect holds semantic weight. Look at these two Dave Gray works. One is a model and one is an an illustration. You can tell the difference by trying to move one of the elements. If meaning stays essentially the same it’s an illustration.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @stephenanderson
So let’s consider other elements! Color, line, placement... all carry meaning. (Via )
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
It’s a reason the dschool process doc is infuriating. What do hexes mean? What do the colors mean? Why is it linear? Is it MECE?
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
A good model does not have to be MECE... it is worth considering though. A great model is simple as possible but no simpler. Each element is there to tell one particular story, not all. Over complication is always a danger. But so is over simplification. It’s a tricky balance.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
For example, Bill Verplanks model of interaction design is very elegant. In many ways, the core of interaction design is designing affordances and feedback.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
I also have a deep fondness for “napkin” models. They can go viral in a way more complex ones can’t.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
Another problem a lot of folks new to creating models is a lack of vocabulary.
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christina #BlackLivesMatter #VoteNoToFacists Dec 24
Replying to @cwodtke
Once you try to model complexity, it’s absolutely required that you use line weight AT LEAST to make it readable. Using line weight rather than color both helps ppl with color blindness and avoids ugly If you need it, add color last and make sure the color means something.
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