The mechanics of non-human personas
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers.
The impact of our digital interactions on the environment may be less visible compared to physical products but very real. There are plenty of tools and frameworks to consider the environmental impact during a design process. But they, too, are mostly targeting the industrial design profession. They further largely treat natural systems as inanimate and passive.
Along with others, we have highlighted the ability of non-human personas to capture the concerns of all living beings and bringing their perspectives to the table when making design decisions.
Non-human personas are an extension of the original personas method. They allow designers to bring the perspectives of non-human beings into the design process and to consider them when making design decisions.
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Little gems this week
Tools and resources
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