1. Everyday people surround themselves with artifacts and images for the basic purpose of meaning making
  2. Sense making is a step towards meaning making
  3. Sense making is a multi-sensory experience
  4. It is also an experience that calls for a combination of reflection and dialogue.
  5. immersion in a sensory experience is essential to creating a long term memory.
  6. It takes time for people to internalize, interpret and understand sensory information stored in memory.
  7. A combination of dialogue and moments of reflection can help create comfort for letting new information affect our beliefs.
  8. Affecting beliefs in an organization and preparing it for an emerging future is an iterative process. In this process it is important to use multiple methods to create shared sensory memories, facilitating synthesis through dialogue and creating a space for quiet contemplation.

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A design activist and ethnographer of social imagination.

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