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#TalkThree 18: Typology, Typology, and Typology

Typology is a typical knowledge container

Typology is a typical knowledge container in many fields. Typology is a great tool for learning and using theories. We can consider typology as a type of intermediate knowledge for connecting theoretical research and domain practice. As an information architect, I create typologies for curating data and information and designing websites and app structures. I also collect typologies for learning new knowledge.

In the past several weeks, I developed sereval new typologies:

  • A Typology of Activity (Nov 4, 2022)
  • A Typology of Project Engagement (Nov 3, 2022)
  • A Typology of Knowing (Oct 28, 2022)
  • A Typology of Interpersonal Interactions (Oct 1, 2022)
  • A Typology of Attachances (Sept 9, 2022)

In fact, some of the above typologies are quasi-typologies.

A Typology for Anticipatory Activity System

  • Nov 4, 2022

The above diagram is a new typology of Activity. It was developed for the Anticipatory Activity System project.

A Typology of Project Engagement

  • Nov 3, 2022

The above diagram expands the Developmental Project Model from one diagram into a diagram network. You can find more details in Kinds of Project Engagement.

A Typology of Knowing

  • Oct 28, 2022

The above diagram is the “Flow — Story — Model” metaphor. Though the original title is called the Context of Developing Tacit Knowledge, I think it should be my new model of the mind or cognition.

Based on the diagram, I developed a typology of Knowing. For example, Ecological Awareness.

You can find more in The Curated Mind Toolkit (v1.0).

A Typology of Interpersonal Interactions

  • Oct 1, 2022

The above diagram is the basic model of the ARCH framework. You can find more details in ARCH: A Visual Language of Interpersonal Interactions and Collaborative Project Engagement.

A Typology of Attachances

  • Sept 9, 2022

The above diagram is originally called Ecological Transformation. Its original purpose was to develop a framework for reflecting on my work experience in Interaction Design.

Based on the above model, I identified 9 types of Attachances. See the red words and red lines.

You can find more details in The Attachance Framework (2018) and Thematic Engagement.

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Oliver Ding

Founder of CALL(Creative Action Learning Lab), information architect, knowledge curator.