Category Archives: Notes in process

Theories of design – is design problem-solving?

The field of design theory is separated to two warring camps. On the one side are people following Donald Schön’s (1983) “Reflective Practitioner;” an epistemology of practice based on a close examination of what different practicioners actually do. On the … Continue reading

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(Descriptive) theories of change

Van de Ven and Poole (1995) group the main theories of change to four groups: Life cycle Teleology Dialectics Evolution The most interesting of these is #4, evolution. Viewed correctly, it actually encompasses all the others. Other ways of describing … Continue reading

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Explaining the evolution of technologies, firms, and industries: some notes on my PhD thesis methodology

Here’s the presentation I gave at our faculty’s research seminar in late October 2010. I’m interested in using Complexity Theories and Information Theory to analyze the evolution of technology as a result of resource constraints. This presentation looks into my … Continue reading

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