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A View of Design Synthesis

Posted by Plish on November 2, 2009

Ever since I attended the Design Research Conference in Chicago, I’ve been inspired by Jon Kolko’s thoughts on Design Synthesis and decided to dive more deeply into the topic. After all, the better we can get a handle on the process of synthesis, the better we can (hopefully) reproducibly design innovative products, processes and communities.

The flow chart that follows is my take on a process of design synthesis, influenced by Jon’s thoughts.  I’ve incorporated it into a broader iterative process that also includes psychological influences.

Synthesis michaelplishka2009

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What are your thoughts on this?  What would you change?  What works for you?  I’m looking forward to your input!

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