from DIS'2002 papers
Adaptive Design
Thomas P Moran

" Why are there no 'usefulness designers'?

[...] adaptation activity is another form of design, the pervasive everyday design that people do for themselves - the most authentic kind of designing.

[...] there is an architecture (in the systems sense) of adaptive systems and strategies for supporting adaptive design, such as providing 'underspecified room'
for adaptation and modular components.

Our field of design, in the broadest sense, needs to embrace and leverage the vitality in the everyday adaptive design of people."

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