During the course Machines of Knowledge, one of the assessments was the creation of an animated video with the online tool PowToon. Our topics? Filter bubbles! Yes, you are right, I already wrote about that once in my post about Eli Pariser’s book: ‘The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You’. So you can imagine I was happy with this topic.
Design Thinking is a trend. Over the years it has been embraced across many disciplines, including Digital Humanities. Influential institutions like Harvard University and the New York Times have incorporated this way of working in their systems and proved that it is successful. The emphasis is often on these success stories when Design Thinking is explained. However, this blog post investigates the downsides as well, and to what extent these bring risks and challenges for Design Thinkers.