What are some strategies to become
more aware of our biases
while taking into consideration the
realities of time and resources?
Agreeing on a Solution
According to Schon & Wiggs (1992), designing is an interaction of making and seeing, doing and discovering. (135) This certainly was the case for us from the initial defining of the problem to resolving to an evolving solution. As indicated in Figure 1., an Adaptation of the Co-evolution Model of Mahr et al., designing is a reflective conversation with materials whose basic structure - seeing - moving - seeing - is an interaction of designing and discovering. (154)
Our solution was agreed upon by researching on our respective biases and having a discussions via Skype. In this discussion we agreed that a video would do justice to the work we did in researching our biases (as displayed below), and a visual could be a quick snapshot of the bias (as displayed below).
Video: Bias - What it is, how to be aware of it, and to guard against it.
Through the Slack channel discussions, we shared our work in-progress and provided continuous feedback. During this period of time, we also agreed that the data collected from a circulated survey would be informative to raise awareness about bias. As indicated indicated in Table 1 and 2, this information could be used as anadotal strategies or considerations. As a result of this, we agreed to display these results along with the video and flowchart. The survey provided further insight into our defined problem. We reached a final presented solution after agreeing to make changes, where needed, up until an agreed period of time.
Throughout the process as a team we established a deep understanding of the problem and context in which the problem operates. (Gassman & Zeschky, 104) Our final solution was an evolving product which presented discoveries along the way. (Schon & Wiggs,1992) We found as interim design ideas or solutions are generated, they are retained, massaged, and incrementally developed until they reach their final form. (Goel & Pirolli, 420)
Poster Version (download PDF)