Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is design space?”
“I use it in two ways:
- x is a design space
- x has a design space
The former expresses potentiality. Saying about something that is a design space indicates an opportunity to use Design Thinking, so to use design as a mental tool, for solving a problem or optimizing a system.
The latter expresses possibility. Any design space is a possibility space, which includes all the possible ways in which a problem can be solved or a system can be optimized. The more possibilities, the larger the space.”