To create a better society: The 2020 MP Ranjan memorial lecture
The great spiritual and humanistic power of design has been lost in its current emphasis upon business and industry. Design can be much more powerful than that: Design is a way of thinking that can be applied to almost any issue, but most importantly, to the major societal issues facing the world.
The Future of Design Education
Does design education prepare designers to work with the multidisciplinary teams required for the complex issues of the 21st Century? Join us in rethinking design education. Help us find people who will provide diversity of age, gender, race, interests, socioeconomic status, and political views.
Changing Design Education for the 21st Century
Updated: April 2, 2020. We recommend a procedure for updating design education through curricula that match their goals and abilities of every school, producing practitioner and academics who will fully realizing the value of design in the 21st century.
Why Designers don't have much power in companies
Every division of a company plays an essential role. Each has a different, valid perspective. To be successful, learn to balance the conflicting views and select a course that is best for the product, customer, and company, even if you must discard your favorite ideas, sketches, and designs.
People-Centered (Not Tech-Driven) Design*
How did we reach the point where our technology is more important than people? How can we reverse this to ensure that technologies are designed with people in mind, more humane, more collaborative, and more beneficial to the needs of people, societies, and humanity?