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Jon Kolko » Abductive Thinking and Sensemaking: The Drivers of Design Synthesis

The American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce did not see the universe as collection of separate but interconnected things that evolved together. He saw a continuous whole universe with three ess...


Startups Secrets and Abductive Reasoning Guest post byJoseph Kelly. An early episode at at my last company demonstrated one of the paradoxes of startup product development. At this time our product was still early and undefined. @tachyeonz

Diagram includes examples of UXD research methods and how they align with the modes of logic. Inductive reasoning includes personas, one-on-one interviews, ethnographic field research, surveys, and card sorting. Deductive reasoning includes card sorting, landscape review, prototype testing, and eye-tracking. Abductive reasoning includes all of the mentioned methods.