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6 August 2022

Explaining Military Design Deliverables: Moving from Innovation to Something Operational Planners Can Use to Break Out of Static Repetitions

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Original post can be round here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/explaining-military-design-deliverables-moving-from-innovation-to-something-operational-planners-6f22ca98f7e0

Image source: https://www.vulture.com/2019/09/friends-i-made-rachels-english-trifle.html

Frame the legacy system:

In 1921, Mitchell championed the testing of naval aircraft bombing ships, demonstrating the ability of a single plane able to disable or sink a battleship- a game changing and institutionally gut-wrenching event for the Inter-War period. Image source: https://www.jsonline.com/story/life/green-sheet/2021/07/19/milwaukees-billy-mitchell-blew-up-battleship-and-changed-world/7988985002/

Frame the institution or ‘Self’ paradigm and that of ‘others’:

A drawing from 1944 illustrating the Sonderkommando Elbe methodology that differed from Japanese Kamakazie efforts. Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonderkommando_Elbe#/media/File:Ellgaard,_Ich_ramme_1944.jpg

Framing Tensions: Between Legacy and Future Systems as well as Paradigms

Framing the ‘Problem’ with Insight into How This Also is Problematic!

Image source: https://sites.google.com/site/motormiscellany/motoring/motor-cars-and-horses

Depicting Multiple Futures: Design Risks, Opportunities and Consequences

Amplification and Dampening Strategies for Design Implementation

The first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley. While much of what happens above the deck is brand new to naval operations, the below-deck activities outside the airplanes remains similar or identical to earlier naval activities. Image source: https://www.thoughtco.com/uss-langley-first-us-aircraft-carrier-2361230

Further Afield: Design Consequences, Results, Reframing

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