Manuela Aguirre, Natalia Agudelo and Jonathan Romm
This study examines the design practice in socially complex domains, such as the facilitation of highly participatory processes for migration and healthcare innovation. We conceptually propose a visual lens that helps unpack the design practice in a way that has not been done before. This tool highlights different dimensions that underlie the design practice. Through examining two large-scale multi- stakeholder participatory processes, six dimensions behind the design practice emerge. By plotting the process and making the design dimensions visible, designers can better orchestrate their practice over long-term periods of time. The six dimensions of designerly practice are conceptual contributions based on empirical analysis, however we invite for further practical applications and development in socially complex domains.