6 emerging design practices we need to save tomorrow

Design that challenges perceptions, broadens inclusion, and fosters co-creation

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1. Designing to challenge perceptions

Critical design

A black parka of military grade padded nylon with a high collar and zippable hood mask.
A black parka of military grade padded nylon with a high collar and zippable hood mask.
Vexed Generation Parka, image credit to brownsfashion.com

Speculative design and design fiction

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2. Considering products as part of ecosystems

Life-centred design

Impossible Foods is a sustainable food company that considers the needs of both business stakeholders and other lifeforms.

Circular design

3. Design as a driver of transitioning humanity

Transition design

Transition Design Framework consists of Vision for Transition, Theories of change, Posture & Mindset, New Ways of Designing
Transition Design Framework consists of Vision for Transition, Theories of change, Posture & Mindset, New Ways of Designing
Transition Design Framework

Pluriversal design

“Design education for this century”

UX Designer, creator of Future Scouting speculative design game and book, author of sci-fi novels Amanojaku and The Lenz, and very amateur drone pilot.

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