The Social Design Methods Menu

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Just in time for the Christmas reading list the Social Design Methods Menu by Lucy Kimbell and Joe Julier. A menu, rather than a manual, it suggests approaches and methods for a range of different people and situations, and suggests seven habits of social designing.


1. Tell stories and make maps
2. Work at human scales and connect across networks of people and things
3. Look at both the detail and the big picture
4. Make things to explore, test and learn
5. Imagine scenarios of use, and provoke and inspire alternatives
6. Make the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar
7. Create designs that are based on the ways people actually do things, rather than focussing on what
people say they do, or what other people think they do

Real the whole piece here

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