If tools are shaped to their makers, it is clear that design thinking, design research, and other common western design practices have been shaped to fit the minds and group dynamics of western people. While simply importing useful tools is often society’s first steps, eventually tools evolve in their new environments to be more useful for their new hosts. How, then, would we expect design practice to evolve in an Eastern, embedded world?

In this section, I will compare a few western design practices, note the aspects that make them work in a western context, and the challenges they may face moving forward.

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