Emergent measures represent a philosophy of measurement that
acknowledges steady success in design collectives. In other
words, emergent measures support sustainable evolution in
Sustainable Evolution is the basis for long-term
effectiveness of design collectives.
Design collectives are valuable when they not
just design solutions in context but enable the collective
(themselves and their peers) to (i) grow with new knowledge,
(ii) share design models, (iii) enhance their own capacity
for abstraction and model building.
This implies that Design Collectives must be
sustained as they grow through multiple levels of competence
and new waves of external/ environmental challenges both from
within their community and outside.
Typically “emergent measures”
imply taking a holistic view of an emerging situation.