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Polyscopy is a paradigm prototype and a paradigm proposal – not in a specific subdomain of science a it has been usual, but in information creation and sharing in general.

Pragmatically, the polyscopy is proposed as a way to align the way we create and use information with the demands of our time and condition. Polyscopy is conceived as an informing that can provide us a dependable orientation in the complex world we have created, and help us understand and handle our increasingly complex issues (see Designing Information Design and Information for Conscious Choice).

Academically, polyscopy is offered as a prototype solution to two fundamental and long-standing scientific challenges or open problems – the Bush-Engelbart challenge and the Heisenberg challenge.

Philosophically, polyscopy consistently develops the consequences of a single fundamental idea, the design epistemology.

For awhile the polyscopy proposal appears to follow in the footsteps of the great philosophical systems of the past. But then it takes an unexpected turn: Instead of projecting itself as "the" solution to the age-old quest for the right approach to knowledge, polyscopy turns itself into a prototype with provisions to be updated continously. This makes polyscopy capable of evolving as our understanding of relevant issues deepens, as our needs and circumstances change, and by taking advantage of new information technology – while at the same time orienting and emboldening this development.

For more information see

  • The introduction to the book manuscript Informing Must Be Designed
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