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The Puget Sound Chapter Event: Whole Systems Design and User-Centered Design in the Enterprise Environment
August 15, 2013
Speakers: Miriam Grace and Karl Frantz
Whole Systems Design:
Innovation is crucial for success in the current business environment. Recent research has demonstrated that the principles and practices of Design Thinking drive innovation. As a demonstration of the importance of this new paradigm, business schools are adding Design studies to their curricula, new graduate schools that focus solely on Design as a Discipline are being stood up, and both business and scholarly literature are providing case studies of how Design Thinking is transforming corporate cultures and enhancing competitive advantage. This presentation discusses the key elements of the Design Thinking mindset - a key element of which is "Whole Systems Design."
User-Centered Design in the Enterprise Environment:
The common approach to system design generally follows a path that look something like this: learn about your client and/or project through an Envisioning or Discovery phase, follow that with a Design phase, and then move into an Implementation phase. This model does indeed address necessary steps in the overall workflow of building out a new (or re-envisioned) system or environment, but it doesn't offer an understanding of the flexibility needed when dealing with dynamic, heterogeneous populations of users in large enterprise environments - nothing remains static. Creating an environment where innovation through design is accepted and supported is an integral first step, but what happens next? User-Centered Design (UCD) can be applied to such environments, how various personas, or user-perspectives, can be leveraged to iteratively improve design, and how to track the ever-moving design target that is "user experience."
To view the presentation slides click here.
Ramesh Ganesh - Chapter President
Travis Clayton - Chapter Vice President
Tom Thomas - Chapter Board Member
Cesar de la Torre - Chapter Board Member