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Better Design does not Disappear

On Design in the Twenty-first Century Like most owners of a new restaurant, I buy glasses by the dozen, the cheaper the better. I do not own a restaurant but I live with a girlfriend who accidentally shatters one or … Continue reading

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Stop Designing Solutions

Designers today face a task of immense proportions: creating for a world destructing under the weight of our precedent. We try to learn from our missteps, correct our mistakes, only to find ourselves repeating history. We need a paradigm shift, not … Continue reading

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Not-so Safe Connect

The New School university requires [tries to require] Wi-Fi users to download Safe Connect to control wireless Internet access. Students and faculty are concerned that this software can gather users’ private information and transmit it freely as its private makers … Continue reading

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the coming insurrection

Notes from The Invisible Committee, The coming Insurrection. We should question systems for resolutions produced by the culprit behind cause of a catastrophe. Framing our growing troubles as environmental or natural is deceptive. They are people troubles. The famine of … Continue reading

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When you shift from selling a product to selling the service it provides you can avoid the impulse for planned obsolescence (iphone) and instead design and aim for longevity & adaptability. If you manufacture and lease a tool, your expertise … Continue reading

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So-called Developed Economies are Terribly Inefficient

Only 1 percent of material flows in the US economy ends up in, and is still being used within, products six months after their sale. Hawken and his colleagues reckon that so-called developed economies are less than 10 percent as … Continue reading

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Artifice is our Context

Notes from Design for this Century lecture with Clive Dilnot September 1st, 2011 Artifice is our context. The defining characteristic of this century is the full integration of articificial in our lives, from 1) technology, to our 2) rendering of … Continue reading

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