writing + advising (sharing my perspective)
i've always enjoyed writing, but i've found I do most of my public-reflecting on current interests and areas of (a)vocational expertise with friends over drinks (mostly remotely these days, but in person in the before times) or online in the Slack communities I frequent. Perhaps I should just start writing essays in the form of zines based on snippets of those conversations...
- writing + advising (sharing my perspective)
- Plotting Design Interventions as Points of System Leverage
- With, Not For: What Designers can Learn from Social Workers when Engaging with Complex Social Systems
- Speculative Futures Chapter Toolkit
- The Responsibility of Design: Adopting a Futures-Oriented Mindset to Support a More Responsible Design Practice
- Real-Time in Design
- low- to-almost-no-touch
- HOW TO RE-DESIGN THE WORLD: FOR CORONAVIRUS AND BEYOND
- What is Strategic Design?
Authored this article for our studio's new Medium Publication to talk about how I anchored our project team adaptation of an incredibly useful systemic design framework. Shouts out to the editing support I received from my Design Institute colleague Kate Payne and the hero illustration created by my Design Institute colleague Arotin Hartounian.
With, Not For: What Designers can Learn from Social Workers when Engaging with Complex Social Systems
Co-authored this article for the 2020 School of Design and Creative Technology Journal Volume 1: Designing to End COVID-19 with Lauren Gardner and Rose Lewis with editing support from our Design Institute colleague Kate Payne. I also created the promo illustration and the diagrammatic illustrations used within our article.
With, Not For: What Designers can Learn from Social Workers when Engaging with Complex Social...
By Rose Lewis, Lauren Gardner, Adam Zeiner Edited by Kate Payne Reposted from UT School of Design and Creative Technologies 2020 Journal The general notion of power - of systems of power, of power dynamics, of your professional proximity and access to leaders of institutions and public entities, and the historical background of your relationship to power - may not be what first comes to mind when you think about your role as a designer.
Authored on behalf of the Design Futures Initiative throughout 2019 to support new and current chapter organizers.
The Responsibility of Design: Adopting a Futures-Oriented Mindset to Support a More Responsible Design Practice
Authored this essay-style article for the 2019 School of Design and Creative Technology Journal with editing support from my Design Institute colleagues Kat Jones and Kate Payne.
The Responsibility of Design: Adopting a Futures-Oriented Mindset to Support a More Responsible...
By Adam Zeiner Reposted from UT School of Design and Creative Technologies 2019 Journal In 1968, Herbert A. Simon wrote in The Sciences of the Artificial that "the natural sci ences are concerned with how things are.... Design, on the other hand, is concerned with how things ought to be, with devising artifacts to attain goals".
Advised the author, my friend Dom and provided light editing support as my schedule allowed.
On behalf of the Design Institute for Health, those of us who expressed interest contributed our perspectives, notions, and inklings to this think piece from Politico.
Served as one of many sources of inspiration for the author, my friend Jeff, by introducing him to Strategic Design via repeatedly recommending Dark Matter and Trojan Horses by Dan Hill and discussing it with him through various communications channels and even in person in Marfa! in the before times.
Jeff Humble on LinkedIn: Beyond Aesthetics Newsletter - The Fountain Institute
Did you know that I write a weekly newsletter called Beyond Aesthetics? → https://lnkd.in/eSR_cVz It's quick learning snippets every Wednesday morning...