Desire lines – powerful metaphor for emergence

“the desire line — trails worn into a landscape that demonstrate the paths people want to take, not those that were laid down by the designer”

Peter Merholz lays out some great, yet small in volume, thoughts on emergence, the need for nimble design (and adptiveness – be it in terms of business model, technological foundations, user interfaces and “offers”).

And he has some nice closing questions too, food for thought and further analysis …

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