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The Advanced Design Institute (ADi) works to facilitate a deeper and broader understanding of design as activity and culture. Design activity is the way individuals and organizations continuously create our world. Design culture provides the societal context that supports design activity. In a time of dramatic change and of increased complexity, design culture is more timely and crucial than ever. The purpose of ADi is to advance design culture through public education.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Interviews of Russ Ackoff - ideal design and systems

Russ Ackoff was an exceptional champion of design in greater depth and breadth than is the norm in design circles. He understood design from a systems perspective that has still to make an impact in academia, business and government in the way that it should. The first site listed below is for the blog site of the Ackoff Center—established at U. Penn. to further Russ's ideas. A pdf of an interview of Russ and Deming is listed on that site. I highly recommend it as an overview of many of Russ's seminal ideas on systems and design.

Ackoff interviews