In his book The Savage Mind', French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss used the word bricolage to describe any spontaneous action, further extending this to include the characteristic patterns of mythological thought. The reasoning here being that, since mythological thought is all generated by human imagination, it is based on personal experience, and so the images and entities generated through 'mythological thought' rise from pre-existing things in the imaginer's mind.
- Thomas de Zengotita
Schizophrenia that has mental and physical manifestations. They make do with the odds and ends, the bits left over. The interpretive bricoleur produces a bricolage - that is, a pieced-together set of representations, emergent construction that changes and takes new forms as the bricoleur adds different tools, methods, and techniques of representation and interpretation.
- Henry James
The potential of design in supporting social and personal action resides in the democratic nature of its process. Design is good for defining a vision and then crafting a plan or roadmap to guide the realization of this vision. Visions with clear paths of implementation provide a beacon for us to collaborate efficiently and optimistically on large projects.