Four areas where design and complexity interact – Johnson (2006).
- Many designed systems are complex e.g. aeroplanes, cities, information systems, organisations.
- Designers need to understand complex dynamic processes used to fabricate & manufacture products & systems – design, product & processes c0-evolve.
- Social & economic context of design is complex. Involves market economics, regulations, trends, culture and fashion etc.
- Design process can involve complex social dynamics. People processing/exchanging complex information over human and communication networks. Constraints often changing.
Johnson, J. (2006). Embracing Complexity in Design. Retrieved April 10, 2009, from http://www.complexityanddesign .net/