Designing Conversations: Design and Social Construction

A conversation about how Design thinking can be combined with the philosophy of Social Construction.

When  articulating these two approaches an abundance of new opportunities might emerge.

Design thinking is an approach that focuses on promoting innovation on a topic by fostering actionable knowledge. Its ideas are formed based on principles such as: being context-related;  human-centered ; embracing an experiential stance; trial and error, and mindfulness of the process. Such principles are easily connected to Social constructionism which embraces knowledge production as creative processes that are generated in conversations; by involving all the community participating in a specific project.

Besides, social constructionism as well as Design thinking engages and invites research into practice and practice into research, challenging the binaries:  research X practice or theory X action.

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