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Lay the foundations

A building is only as solid as its foundations. Likewise, your innovation is as robust as its theoretical underpinnings. 
Design is an inherently anti-disciplinary endeavour. Consequently, your foundations should mix and match theoretical frameworks as needed. 
The purpose of this exercise is to help you quickly identify the core ingredients of your foundations:
  1. Create a copy of the foundations map template (use "Duplicate this LdS") and tag it for your project.
  2. Take 60 seconds to write down 4-7 keywords that capture the essence of your project. Place them in ovals in the middle of the map.
  3. Add a one sentence definition for each one - remember, the same words mean different things to different people.
  4. Note the theoretical framework to which this definition refers. Add citations if possible.
  5. Mark the synergies and tensions between the elements you've placed in your map.