“If scientists use microscopes to see the small pieces of a larger whole, designers use their “macroscopes” to see “the whole” of a large mass of smaller actions. Designers use this tool to determine what the sum of the changes made to all those smaller pieces would have as a whole.

Additionally, he states that since we are able to see the larger whole of the issue, we are able to approach it from whole new ways of thinking that someone only looking at the smaller issue will never consider.”

(via » The Designer’s Macroscope :: Positive Space Blog)

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