A Model of Positive Strategic Sensemaking for Meaningfulness

Authors

  • Tarja PÄÄKKÖNEN University of Lapland, Finland
  • Satu MIETTINEN University of Lapland, Finland
  • Melanie SARANTOU University of Lapland, Finland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33114/adim.2019.03.217

Keywords:

Sensemaking, meaningfulness, HCD, strategizing, design research

Abstract

This article proposes a design perspective on strategizing by presenting a Model of Positive Strategic Sensemaking for Meaningfulness. Theory elaboration is used drawing from three related disciplinary fields; strategizing, sensemaking and design. It is proposed that positive and human-centred design facilitation enhances strategizing as an ongoing embodied and material activity where meaning changes in strategy and vision may emerge. By viewing strategizing as a socially constructed evolving phenomenon the model adopts sensemaking and critical theory perspectives where the consequences of decisions for human beings and environment guide further activities. Designers as co-strategist may support or challenge an existing strategic direction resulting in incremental or more radical meaning changes among those affected by, and affecting, the emergence of strategies.

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Published

2019-12-01

How to Cite

PÄÄKKÖNEN , T., MIETTINEN, S. ., & SARANTOU , M. . (2019). A Model of Positive Strategic Sensemaking for Meaningfulness. Conference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management , 2(1), 710–721. https://doi.org/10.33114/adim.2019.03.217

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