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Designing Our Way to a Better World$
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Thomas Fisher

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698875

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.001.0001

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Metadesign

Metadesign

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(p.180) 18 Metadesign
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Designing Our Way to a Better World
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Thomas Fisher

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0018

This chapter explores what social psychologist Richard Farson terms “metadesign”: the application of design thinking to big-system problems, such as creating an economy that provides for everyone’s hierarchy of needs. The chapter begins with shelter, the most basic necessity of all.

Keywords:   metadesign, Richard Farson, design thinking, problem solving, hierarchy of needs, shelter

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