PMI

Posted on ma 28 september 2020 in tools • Tagged with permaculture, PMI

PMI stands for Plus, Minus, Interesting. It is an analysis tool for ranking between different options to find the one that may be best among the available alternatives at this point in time.

Procedure

When in a group, someone presents the different options. For every option, the other participants give …


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CARVER Matrix

Posted on ma 12 augustus 2019 in tools • Tagged with PMI, CARVER matrix

This tool is an extension of a PMI analysis. It uses six categories for ranking. Where in a PMI the focus is on finding plusses and minusses in which ever way you can think of, the CARVER matrix specifies what to think about and the focus is on ranking those …


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Design family project in Gunsleben

Posted on vr 28 september 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, building design, SADIMet, kanban, client interview, 9 ways of observing, ethics, dreaming circle, mind map, mapping, zones and sectors, SWOC, PMI, attitudinal principles, planning for real, input output analysis

map of the site

Map created from satellite image, openstreetmap and provided sketch. Download and open the file in a vector editor like Inkscape to see and play with the different layers.

Design summary

This work is the result of a PDC held in Gunsleben, Germany. The first week was …


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Hexagons Proeftuin Meerhoven

Posted on ma 25 juni 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, building design, Eindhoven, planning for real, client interview, 5 W's, 9 ways of observing, PMI, functions and elements, 4 questions, abandoned

Photo of hexagon and base layer of pallets on 2018-06-18

Base for the hexagon and the first layer of pallets.

Note: this design has been abandoned.

Background

Proeftuin Meerhoven is cooperative maintaining a community garden in Eindhoven. I am a member of the cooperative. The municipality of Eindhoven has given us about 6000 m² of public land to garden on …


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Garden design monastery Reek

Posted on do 08 februari 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, garden design, Reek, input output analysis, planning for real, client interview, zones and sectors, PMI, ethics, functions and elements, dreaming circle, PASTE, 9 ways of observing

We designed the garden elements of a monastery building at Reek.

Background and team

This work was part of the hands-on design part of the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Lotus Institute in Den Bosch, Netherlands. Our teacher for the course was Rakesh "Rootsman Rak".

Participating in the design team …


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Social design monastery Reek

Posted on do 08 februari 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, social design, Reek, 9 ways of observing, 8 forms of capital, attitudinal principles, SADIMet, mapping, planning for real, dreaming circle, mind map, client interview, zones and sectors, PMI, Holmgren principles

We designed the social elements of a monastery building at Reek. Our aim was to gain understanding of and hands-on experience with the different design tools in the permaculture toolbox.

Background and team

This work was part of the hands-on design part of the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Lotus …


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