Ways of observing

Posted on ma 19 april 2021 in tools

The Nine Ways of Observing come from The Earth Path, a book by Starhawk.

I have used this tool in all my designs. I find that good, thoughtful, long observation is key to making good, thoughtful and effective designs.

The nine ways invite me to take a different view. Each way of observing covers a different aspect. It helps me avoid blind spots because the tool reminds me to cover all aspects.

  • I wonder...
  • Observing energy
  • Observing flow
  • Observing communities
  • Observing patterns
  • Observing edges
  • Observing limits
  • Observing from stillness
  • Observing past & future