I conduct a workshop on Social Design & Design for Social Impact at Design and Business Schools. This one was conducted at the India campus of Lécole de design Nantes Atlantique, in Bangalore, with the students of the Transcultural Design class.
be the study of the structures of subjective experience and consciousness - to understand that we each individualistic, “I-the-man” and all of us together, belong to the world as living with one another in the world - the world is our world, valid for our consciousness as existing precisely through this 'living together.’
oneself in a context comprised of the various others and the collective shared experience of individuals and objects. - It is therefore not about the individual ego of the designer; rather we, in living together, that we understand the world. WHAT IT MEANS
the society, taking account the social and material environmental conditions and their relevance -The view of the lifeworld is more or less the "background" environment of competences, practices, and attitudes representable in terms of one's cognitive horizon -lifeworld as consisting of socially and culturally sedimented linguistic meanings
thus is not on the consciousness of the individual, but to understand the practical rationality that is being governed by the rules of that system - Social coordination and systemic regulation occur by means of shared practices, beliefs, values, superstitions, alternate and parallel governing bodies and structures
a further reference point to understanding the social space. - life conditions include material and immaterial living circumstances as for example employment situation, availability of material resources, housing conditions, social environment (friends, foes, relatives, etc.) as well as the persons physical condition.
conditions that are a result of the rules and the individual’s positioning in the lifeworld Viewing within and Of Life Conditions Rules of governing Practices Beliefs Superstitions Agreements Life conditions
• ill-formulated, • the information is confusing, • there are many clients and decision makers with conﬂicting values, • the ramiﬁcations of the whole system are thoroughly confusing, • it is messy, circular, and aggressive, extraordinarily diﬃcult to categorize or deﬁne. CHARACTERISTICS
characteristics of wicked problems as the solution are intermingled with another problem within the same social space and share a causal relation to each other Anand K, Haag J; “A framework for teaching Design for Social Impact , Feb 2013