Natural systems as design process
In other words, processes within nature are intrinsic to the processes
within design, as design is a manifestation of life and the human
Complexity over simplicity
As we gain a greater scientific and holistic understanding of ourselves
and our earthly and heavenly environment, we are drawn to the realization
of the subtly complex and interconnected nature of ourselves and
the universe around us.
Context changes everything
The contextual and subjective relationships within the design process
are as influential in the creation of the final solution as any
pragmatism or logic.
In other words, form may follow function, but context changes everything.
three principles of Organic Multiplicity do not exist as independent
concepts; but rather, each principle is conditional and recursive
to the other two. These relationships exist in a state of dynamic
interconnectedness, which can be visualized as three overlapping
spheres of influence. Alternatively, the relationship of each principle
may also be considered as a concentric subset of the other two.
The concentric model is most useful when considering context as
a subset of complexity, which is a subset of natural systems. This
relationship can also be understood as self as a subset of local
conditions, within the backdrop of universal phenomena.
it pertains to Organic Multiplicity, the process of design can be
understood as defining a conceptual ecosystem within a given contextual
landscape, which is defined by the complexity of local conditions,
which exist within larger, universal systems. These relationships
give a greater opportunity for relevancy and depth of expression
than the simplicisticly limited statement of form follows
function. With respect to the collaborative process of working
with clients and vendors, the creation process can be thought of
as solution building.
relation to the practice of design, the theory and methodology of
Organic Multiplicity is a more holistic, contextual, and pluralistic
way to engage in creative endeavor than what can be found in last-century
Post-Structuralism/Deconstructivism. Organic Multiplicity attempts
to bring greater understanding, connectivity, and relevance to the
design process. But most importantly, Organic Multiplicity strives
to give humankind the tools we shall need to overcome the challenges
of our collective future.