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We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the emptiness of the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
Bruno Latour, cited in Innovation in Policy - NESTA & MindLab
Otherwise known as abductive reasoning, when explanatory hypotheses are formed and evaluated experimentally. This is also the core of speculative design-based reasoning.
I plan to push on the speculative design front in 2013.