This week the opencare team of WeMake welcomed a new member.
Lorenzo Romagnoli (http://lorenzoromagnoli.me/) is an interaction designer that will be in charge of developing the mock-up and co-designing with users and other makers the needed prototypes for the projects openrampette and MIR.
As first mission Lorenzo will be in charge of the “call” part of openrampette; i.e. the device, or the solution meant to call the shop attendants. The result should be a “good” mock-up to be discussed on in the next meeting of “user research” with the shop owners themselves. The design side is improving now that the projects have been developed and could involve and motivate many people. It’s the turning point from design thinking to the making.
There is a hard work on coordinating activities, plans, schedules, people, and it can be done only in a shared and collaborative way. Infact, the issue i’m currently working on is about leadership.
A liquid and seamless leadership making possible such performance made up of details and roles taken time by time by the many here around. There are skills, shifts and duties that can be interchanged; other are very specific and will need a bit of training, or briefing.
Just today, I was considering how much decisions are based on situations and how much situations are shaped by the technological means used by the team. Chats, online files, networks and software are such a heterogeneous and complex network to face the complexity of turning design sessions into events, actions and artifacts.