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The Manifesto of Ontological Design

Daniel FragaFollowMay 27, 2020 · 10 min read

Ontological design is the design discipline concerned with designing human experience. It does so by operating under one essential assumption: that by designing objects, spaces, tools and experiences, we are in fact designing the human being itself. And the ability to design human beings is going to be central to survive the technological shifts of the coming decades with even a semblance of agency.Cognitive computing – a skill-set widely considered to be the most vital manifestation of…As its users, we have grown to take technology for granted. Hardly anything these days is as commonplace and…www.datadriveninvestor.com

The feedback loop

The key assumption of ontological design is this: when we create the objects and contexts that surround us, we are in fact designing our very selves. In other words: first, we design our tools, and then they design us in return.

This feedback loop is ontological design’s central idea as a discipline. It constitutes its chief operative principle. Here’s how it unfolds:

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