What are the implications/opportunities for development practice?

This is Part 3 of a three part series of video lectures conducted by USAID on complexity. This lecture features Richard Tyson who focuses on the implications and opportunities for development practice that complexity poses with a specific look at designing for the complex development. 


"Great designers don't actually design things. They design consequences. There is no better source of consequences that international development. You guys understand consequences and therefore you need design to impact the experiences of people so that there are better consequences. The design of product services, processes tools, and interactions of visualizations have consequences: simplicity, ease, insight, control, decision making, time saving, collaboration, etc. The job is to think about the consequences.

So when you think about how you want complexity or a complexity frame of mind to affect or to impact your life as development professionals, what experiences need to change? What experiences do you want to have? I want to be able to see something. I want to be able to see something lucidly and quickly. I want to be able to do something different than I do it now."


Tyson, R., (2011), What are the implications/opportunities for development practice? USAID. Retrieved from: http://usaidlearninglab.org/sites/default/files/media/articulate/111012_complexity_event_session_3/player.html

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