Designing For Next
Whatever comes next, we have a hand in shaping it if we change how we see and think about design, systems, and our role in both. That is the focus of a new series that I am co-hosting with Liz Weaver and the Tamarack Institute on Designing for What’s Next where we look at the design and systems thinking principles, tools, strategies, and techniques for creating a near future we want. The first event is a free webinar on June 23rd at 1300 ET. Registration is required.
And if we want a future to look a certain way, consider the project by Matt Keene who has devoted time in build artifacts and questions to help us to create a future we want. His videos, writings, and resource lists are available here. He asks: What kind of future do you want?
The New York Times has a remarkable profile of what the pandemic has brought, where people are, and what the next might look like using stories, photos, and interactive features that will get you thinking and seeing a little differently. Our before won’t be our next.
Designing for Humans (as opposed to designing for what we want humans to be) is the focus of a new series that’s being published at Censemaking. It’s anchored partly to principles of behavioural design and human-centred design, yet goes beyond it. The thinking is that we humans are complicated creatures and we’d do better to design for this, rather than against it.