Richard Anderson, Jon Kolko
Jon: Subtley embedded in this issue is Molly Wright Steenson's article on Christopher Alexander and pattern languages. Many recognize Alexander's work on patterns, but few are familiar with his work on design methods. He was a proponent of the methods movement, and was fundamental in positioning design as an intellectual creative endeavor rather than a craft and hand-skill activity. Yet his work has largely been absent in the professional discourse, and many practicing designers don't know of him or his writing at all. How is it that professional designers, strategists, and managers can do their work without the larger…
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