THE FUTURE OF DESIGN: A DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
DS 88: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE17), Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future, Oslo, Norway, 7 & 8 September 2017
Editor: Berg, Arild; Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon; Gulden, Tore; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Pavel, Nenad
Author: Kirah, Anna
Institution: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Section: Design Education Practice
The future of design is a series of reflections from a design anthropological perspective. My job has often been to unveil truths for my clients. I have always said that there is no one truth, that in any argument - both sides are correct - partially. But there is one truth: the world is changing and will continue to change. We are part of this change as long as we breathe on this planet. While we often speak of the positive effects of our work and the pride in relation to user experience and design, we neglect to articulate negative consequences of our work and how this affects the world we live in. With this in mind, what should our focus be in the next ten years and how can we incorporate this in the education of designers as well as in the practice of design?