Monthly Archives: March 2013

Co-design loop 2.0

In March 2009, I promoted the application of co-design, designing together, as a fundamentally new way of practising design that I saw, and still see, as essential to our transition to more sustainable ways of consuming, producing, living, working and

Co-design loop 2.0

In March 2009, I promoted the application of co-design, designing together, as a fundamentally new way of practising design that I saw, and still see, as essential to our transition to more sustainable ways of consuming, producing, living, working and

Activist strategies: Agreement, Agonism, Antagonism

Since July 2012, when I gave a keynote talk at U Design 12, Portugal’s first PhD design research conference, I have shown and evolved a simple four-way matrix as a means to think about how designers might ‘orientate their activism’

Activist strategies: Agreement, Agonism, Antagonism

Since July 2012, when I gave a keynote talk at U Design 12, Portugal’s first PhD design research conference, I have shown and evolved a simple four-way matrix as a means to think about how designers might ‘orientate their activism’

Knitting new livelihoods

In a second-hand bookshop in Helsinki I recently picked up a copy of Asa Briggs’ A Social History of England (1) and was struck by the massive wealth generated by sheep farming and wool production between the 13th to 16th

Knitting new livelihoods

In a second-hand bookshop in Helsinki I recently picked up a copy of Asa Briggs’ A Social History of England (1) and was struck by the massive wealth generated by sheep farming and wool production between the 13th to 16th

Service Design Jamming

I attended the Global Service Jam in Aveiro, Portugal, 1-3 March. This city was one of 120 locations around the world where over 3,000 people ‘jammed’ together to design over 500 concept services. This amazing ‘happening’ is the brainchild of

Service Design Jamming

I attended the Global Service Jam in Aveiro, Portugal, 1-3 March. This city was one of 120 locations around the world where over 3,000 people ‘jammed’ together to design over 500 concept services. This amazing ‘happening’ is the brainchild of

Designing, crafting, collaborating, researching fiesta!

There’s a feast of European conferences addressing challenging issues about our disciplines, processes, and outputs and how these have important societal, environmental, technological, political and economic ramifications. There are several overlapping strands that seem to weave their way through the

Designing, crafting, collaborating, researching fiesta!

There’s a feast of European conferences addressing challenging issues about our disciplines, processes, and outputs and how these have important societal, environmental, technological, political and economic ramifications. There are several overlapping strands that seem to weave their way through the