Illumine's Model for Sustainable EvolutionTM
describes two contrasting dynamics that represent two states
of design behavior. One, the self-limiting individual and
two, the designing individual (or self-fulfilling individual).
Model for Sustainable EvolutionTM
These elements are described below:
1. Enabling knowledge
that helps members of a collective, design and find solutions
to their own challenges.
This enabling knowledge can be co-created within the community
only after people transcend traditional dichotomies of data,
information, knowledge and wisdom, and instead see knowledge
as emergent realization.
2. Enabling aspirations
that help each individual put in the necessary struggle
that design entails.
These struggles can be helped along when people can be supported
by environments that allow each individual, to (i) grow
at his or her own pace (ii) while accepting responsibility
to the collective.
3. Positive capacity for
collective change that results in the collective
supporting and reinforcing initiatives by way of its own
tacit knowledge by affirming and letting go of a dependence
on “external recommendations”
4. Positive capacity for
personal change that results in an environment
of learning-doing and adoption of the science process of
hypothesis building, rapid prototyping, test-bed documentation,
and review of solution models.