As more and more software developers use an agile process, digital systems are designed inherently to evolve, scale, be feedback-rich, and iterate characteristics that are circular by nature. As such, they can serve as another inspiration for designing circularly.
To get started, list out some of your favourite digital platforms or services. It’s ideal if they have been out in the world for more than a couple of years.
Then choose one to focus on for this activity. Ask yourself, how has this business grown? What characteristics have helped them evolve with time? Here are a few questions to get you started:
Now write down your own product or service idea, and ask yourself the same questions. What lessons from the way in which the digital system functions can be applied to your own product?
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