Dark Matter and Trojan Horses — A Strategic Design Vocabulary
AUTHOR: Dan Hill
PUBLISHER: Strelka Press
CATEGORY: Design Theory
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If there‘s any book I would have wished to find on my desk when I first started out working in the innovation team at the Süddeutsche Zeitung it would have been this.
“Dark Matter and Trojan Horses” is a long essay trying to define a literal vocabulary for enacting and stewarding change inside complex organizations. Hill‘s examples are for the most part the results of his work at the Helsinki Design Lab and it‘s work at the outskirts of public policy, city planning and the nordic model.
It‘s not always an easy or straightforward read, so don‘t expect a how-to type of lists of methods and things you should do. Change is complicated, especially if you want to mindful of it. This book is a good start at understanding why things might fail and how to cope with them. It‘s theory based on praxis and experience.