A DECK OF CARDS DESIGNED TO ENABLE SYSTEMS THINKING AND EXPLORE THE DESIGN PROCESS IN JOURNALIC PRACTICES
Under the direction of Journalism+Design’s design lead, I created an organizational system for the cards, all of which fall into one of the following card types: Process, Constraint, and Reference. Each card type is allocated a color on its back-facing side.
Process cards prompt users to address Journalism+Design’s design process in their work. Each Process card is assigned a sub-category which refers to the different stages of the design process: Research, Report, Synthesize, Make, Get Feedback, Refine, and Reflect. Each sub-category is allocated a color on its front-facing side.
Constraint cards place challenges and limitations on storytelling. These cards confront the user with the following question: What is essential to the story?
Reference cards provide explanations of various design principles and systems thinking as well as how to apply them to the process of storytelling.
Scalability was a huge factor that was considered in the layout of the card deck. To address this consideration, the deck of cards was laid out on standard letter-sized paper. Individuals who want to incorporate design thinking into their storytelling projects can easily download and print the deck from Journalism+Design’s resources page.