Chapter 3. Achieving Order Through Systems

As a professional designer, you have to apply systems thinking to your process and practice. This approach will help you make decisions, sharpen your focus, and enable you to give your clients better service.

Thinking in Systems

Systems thinking is a way of looking at how things influence one another and work together. It informs a large part of The Design Method. Instead of fixating on a single designed item, this perspective requires you to look at how all of the variables fit together to impact the whole. Doing so helps you create more robust, adaptable, and appropriate design by removing the gaps that tend to appear when items are built in isolation and later forced into working together.

The systems ...

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