Design Process Flowchart

Design Processes

There are many tools in the permaculture toolkit that aim to assist in structuring design work, however the linear processes may not translate to intensive family designing. I have aimed to summarise my design processes below.

  • Move into Brook End (Mum & Ian have lived there one year previous)
    - Intensive observation for a full cycle
    - Some gardening and general tasks undertaken but no major interventions
    - Worked on house and got 'own house in order'
  • Surveyed the site & ourselves on multiple levels  
  • Identified designs within designs to make approach manageable e.g. herb garden, kitchen garden - but maintained awareness of interconnecting elements
  • Collated information on the above systems e.g. what characteristics do permaculture kitchen gardens have? Why? Who has already done research in this area so I am not reinventing the wheel. Looked at examples in action. Asked, how are permaculture principles applied?
  • Identified unique factors of our systems & analysed the research & information gathered in order to make design decisions
  • Made design decisions and present to Mum & Ian for feedback loops
  • Look at how these design decisions practically manifest e.g. draw on base map
  • Identify next actions to implement the design
  • Implement and continuously accept feedback for re-design!
Details

Output 3: Designing for Family Resilience

Output Overview

Output Overview

Introduction

Introduction

1. Design Processes

2. Observe & Interact

2. Observe & Interact

3. Designing from Patterns to Details

3. Designing from Patterns to Details

- Nutritional Resilience

- Nutritional Resilience

- Medicinal Resilience

- Medicinal Resilience

- Indoor Ecosystems

- Indoor Ecosystems

- Permaculture Orchards

- Permaculture Orchards

4. Catch & Store Energy

4. Catch & Store Energy

5. Obtain a Yield

5. Obtain a Yield

6. Designing for All Our Relations

6. Designing for All Our Relations

7. Creatively Using & Responding to Change

7. Creatively Using & Responding to Change

8. Learning Review & Pathway Reflection

8. Learning Review & Pathway Reflection

Conclusion

Conclusion

Appendices

Appendices

- Design Tools

- Design Tools

- Resource Review

- Resource Review