4. Energetic

Energetic in Design is to go slow to go fast—the tension between intention, attention and integration.

Energetic in design would be very different in how it’s experienced by differing cultural groups – “being” cultures as different from the “doing” cultures. In our Western culture we learn early on to be action oriented, to be reactive.  “Don’t just stand there, do something! Or “Doing anything is better than doing nothing!”   This is often a premature action without a clear intention and perspective on the presenting conditions.  Going slow to go fast is building the gradient of WHAT (intention) we are wanting to do in relation to where we are currently situated so as to be able to choose effective strategies (the HOW) for taking appropriate action.

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