Designers – Think Big

  • Work in terms of design thinking
  • tackle bigger problems – on a larger scale
  • You learn by making
  • You grow as a designer through the design process
  • Make design user centered
  • Ask the right questions
  • Get a good understanding of the cultural context of the design and its purpose
  • learn to question fundamentals of society
  • allow the user to design their own solution

Resource Abundance by Design

  • Understand how the choice of material affects the product, user and environment
  • Cradle to cradle design
  • Create a circular economy
  • Use already existing resources to create
  • Ensure technical nutrients go back to the industries, and biological nutrients go back to nature
  • Design for disassembly
  • Make carbon as an asset

Why Designers Should Be in Love with the Process of New Ideas

  • Start with questions, don’t jump directly to answers
  • Failure is the road to success
  • Make several sketches, mockups, prototypes and experimental studies
  • Redesign to reduce cost
  • Better thinkers make better makers
  • Focus on sustainability
  • Optimise a design