Work in Progress Reading List

This is a collection of articles, books and organizations that inspired and informed my work at the innovation team of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and was part of the „Work in Progress“ zine.

A sporadically updated list can also be found on are.na.

Article

FAILURE TO LAUNCH: COMPETING INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS, INTRAPRENEURSHIP, AND THE CASE OF CHATBOTS. Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Seth C. Lewis, Colin Agur (Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 25:4, 2020)

DILEMMAS IN GENERAL PLANNING. Horst Rittel, Melvin Webber (Policy Sciences, 4:2, 1973)

ENACTING BIG FUTURES, LITTLE FUTURES: TOWARD AN ECOLOGY OF FUTURES. Mike Michael (The Sociological Review, 65:3, 2016)

HELSINKI DESIGN LAB TEN YEARS LATER. Bryan Boyer (She ji, 6:3, 2020)

ON DESIGN THINKING. Maggie Gram (N+1, No. 35)

SIX PILLARS: FUTURES THINKING FOR TRANSFORMING. Sohail Inayatullah (Foresight, 10:1, 2008)

WHY DESIGN IS NOT PROBLEM SOLVING + DESIGN THINKING ISN’T ALWAYS THE ANSWER. Rob Peart (AIGA Eye on Design)

Books

(Please note, that I am trying to link directly to the publisher‘s or author‘s own website. The books in question are with minor exemptions available at your favorite global e-commerce giant, as well.)

DARK MATTER AND TROJAN HORSES: A STRATEGIC DESIGN VOCABULARY. Dan Hill (Strelka Press)

EXTRAPOLATION FACTORY OPERATOR‘S MANUAL. Elliot P. Montgomery, Chris Woebken

THE FUTURE: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION. Jennifer M. Gidley (Oxford University Press)

IN STUDIO: RECIPES FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE. Bryan Boyer, Justin Cook & Marco Steinberg (Helsinki Design Lab)

JUST ENOUGH RESEARCH. Erika Hall (A Book Apart)

LEGIBLE PRACTICES. Bryan Boyer, Justin Cook & Marco Steinberg (Helsinki Design Lab)

THE UNCERTAINTY MINDSET. Vaughn Tan (Columbia University Press)

SPECULATIVE EVERYTHING: DESIGN, FICTION, AND SOCIAL DREAMING. Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby (MIT Press)

Organizations

CHANGEIST

DARK MATTER LABS

HELSINKI DESIGN LAB

INTERNET AGE MEDIA (IAM)

JOURNALISM DESIGN LAB

LOGIC MAGAZINE

NESTA

STRELKA INSTITUTE

SPACE10

THIRD WAVE BERLIN