Design & Critical Thinking - Week #5 of 2022

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Design & Critical Thinking - Week #5 of 2022
By Kevin Richard • Issue #14 • View online
The Design & Critical Thinking Community update
Hi everyone,
Here’s what happened in the community this fifth week of 2022.
On Tuesday, we discuss design in regards to groups and social dynamics, the role of language as affordance & constraints, the Squid Game as a catalyst, medium for interactions, and an attractor for diverging narratives around personal debts & financial insecurity, and the different layers of design. We also discuss bayesian thinking and using a probabilistic approach to design & innovation.
No session on Thursday.
Find below some links & resources shared in the community’s Slack.
Wish you a wonderful week and see you next week! 👋
Kevin from Design & Critical Thinking.

Photo by Nagy Arnold on Unsplash
Photo by Nagy Arnold on Unsplash
Design, narratives, capitalism & social contract, Squid Game as a catalyst
Watch the video or listen to the audio recording of this session.
Virtual Chalet 1 Feb 2022 – Design, Narratives, Capitalism & Social contract, Squid Game as Catalyst
Virtual Chalet 1 Feb 2022 – Design, Narratives, Capitalism & Social contract, Squid Game as Catalyst
Links & resources
Here are some links shared by the community.
Reputation laundering as a service
Exposed documents reveal how the powerful clean up their digital past using a reputation laundering firm.
Exposed documents reveal how the powerful clean up their digital past using a reputation laundering firm - Rest of World
Getting the Whole Story: Reconfiguring Usability Studies through Narrative Inquiry
[This paper suggests] that usability, as a qualitative methodology, presents the opportunity for an ideal collaboration of researcher and research participants — but it can only do so via a synthesis of methods that foreground context, narrative inquiry, and participatory design.
MIT Tech — How memes got weaponized: A short history
Memes come off as a joke, but some people are starting to see them as the serious threat they are.
How memes got weaponized: A short history | MIT Technology Review
The New Operating Manual for Fintech-Enabled Marketplaces
Ultimately, we see that for the next generation of marketplace startups, the money is in the money. This relentless drive towards a better experience and value capture will mean that the next set of billion dollar plus companies will be fintech-enabled marketplaces.
The New Operating Manual for Fintech-Enabled Marketplaces
If everyone were vegan, only a quarter of current farmland would be needed
“If everyone went vegan, the estimated land required for agriculture would be 76% less.”
If everyone were vegan, only a quarter of current farmland would be needed | The Economist
Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection
Shared by Vinish Garg.
Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection | SpringerLink
Vector theory of change — a theory of change for complex systems
Key highlights:
STEP 1: START FROM WHERE YOU ARE
STEP 2: SETTING DIRECTION & FINDING STEPPING STONES
 — Setting Direction with Vectors
 — Adjacent Possibles
STEP 3: DESIGNING INTERVENTIONS
 — Nudges: Start Small, Here and Now
 — Safe-to-Fail Probes
STEP 4: CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK
 — Weak Signals
 — The Path of Least Resistance
Vector theory of change — a theory of change for complex systems - The Cynefin Co
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Kevin Richard

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