We’re mapping different types of unknown territory.
Multi-lifespan information systems, starts with premise that there are certain categories of problems that we’re unlikely to solve in a single human lifespan.
We’ve got to start with the large to be able to connect the dots of excellence.
Richard Latham and Jennifer McIvor are the passion behind Wishbone Design Studio. And that passion has created a successful international business firmly embedded in sustainability and quality. Because we declared our values early on – sustainability and quality – we were attracting customers of that same ilk, the pressure on us was not to drop […]
The task becomes to bring values into technology you develop.
The trick is to make a business out of being more sustainable.
I don’t think “ecodesign” goes deep enough – it’s more about optimising the status quo rather than challenging it.
You would be very unlikely to win a game of chess without knowing the principled definition of checkmate. Reaching a sustainable society without any idea of the principles that define that situation would also be very unlikely.
Informal exchange is binding, it creates ties, it creates social obligation.
Design is about improving the world, that’s kind of why you do it. It’s an optimistic craft – you really do believe that you can make the world better. The position you have determines your view on what better is – not who happens to be paying you.
Food is our most fundamental form of consumption
To respect the others’ point of view and try to understand it. This applies whether it’s warring nations, difficult negotiations in business or designing something for other people to use.
Some technologists want to create a seamless future…I ‘m not one of those, I think it’s useful that parts are nubby – some parts leave room for error or space for adjustment, some room for learning behaviour.