by Gissoo Doroudian
We are eager to converse about the approaches we may need to take when designing for complex intelligent ecosystems, their meaning, experience, and ethics, but I would like to invite you to a conversation on rethinking and redefining how we and our tools in our collaborative processes could better handle complexity, ethics, and transparency among each other before intelligent ecosystems are brought into the picture. After all, the design solutions we propose are really a collection of our lenses, our framing capacities, and the quality and ethics of our decisions, all derived significantly from our collaborative practices and the tools we use – and the collection of decisions from which they are made. This document contains detailed information about the creation of Weave. Weave brings designers and developers together at the beginning of product development, enabling them to co-create the system architecture, thereby adding clarity and transparency throughout the collaboration. The goal is more effective, more efficient processes, and a deeper, more trusting relationship among collaborators. Weave was created through a detailed study of the current design and development tools, primary research with Designers, Developers, and Project Managers, and four rounds of testing with 39 participants who follow agile processes.