the disruptive design method
About the ddm
The Disruptive Design Method is an approach to understandings, evolving and solving complex problems. It employs systems thinking, sustainability, cognitive and behavioral sciences along with ideation and design thinking to create activated approaches for making a positive impact on the planet.
Developed by the Disrupt Design founder, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, the applied method involves three key phases: Mining, Landscaping and Building. Combined, these are used as approaches for inquiry, discovery, and development, in addressing complex real-world problems. The method is based off a more in-depth 12-part methodology of several change-making, creative and science disciplines.
THESE SKILLS ARE BUILT USING THE DISRUPT DESIGN CAPACITY TOOLS OF MINING, LANDSCAPING & BUILDING
THE MENTAL TOOLSET
Develop critical thinking and doing skills and tools for activating change through your own practice.
Develop your ability to understand and explore the dynamic systems at play around us, seeing how they interconnect and influence the larger wholes.
Develop creative interventions for personalized practices in dynamically designing and intervening in systems for positive social change.
Develop reflexive thinking to build your innate ability to think through the circular relationships between cause and effect and help build creative autonomy.
Develop critical analysis skills for clear and rational thinking to intellectually evaluate and synthesize information through observation, experience, reflection, and reasoning, all of which guide belief and action.
Discover how every problem holds its own solution.
The DDM is based on 3 pillars of creative change making
DEEP SUSTAINABAILITY RESEARCH
DURING THE MINNING PHASE
THROUGH THE LADNSCAPING STAGE
APPLIED DESIGN AND IDEATION
THROUGH THE BUILDING PHASE