Is Design Thinking doing to Ethnography the same it is doing do Design, extrapolating it of real value by over simplifying it so much that you can empathize as a past-time?
Now the question to all designers, including me, are we comfortable assuming this role and responsibility, are we doing our job bringing the user to the forefront of the conversations and decision making, are we demonstrating the necessary managerial courage so we can do our most important job, the one of design of trust? I […]
I hear a lot about designing for diversity, but what are we doing about enhancing, fostering, protecting Design With Diversity, how much is design open to the impact and values of diversity and inclusion in its process, ethics, deliverables, results I work in a very diverse and inclusive corporation, it originated in Europe more than […]
Are we designing bubbles that design bubbles and thereon, imprisoning people into what they think they want and know, is design responsible for the lack of openness to listen, learn, discuss and relate to other news, tunes than our own? Two years ago, in the last stretch of our Presidential campaign, I received a link […]
I guess many of us started the year with a diet wish, some say that usually comes out three months before the summer. Like many, I need to lose some weight and add exercise to deal with blood pressure issues, and so I find myself having to think twice about how much and what I […]
Reading this great article on Human Augmentation by Andrea Potter, Gautam Jaggi and Prianka Srinivasan in the latest Rotman Management magazine Winter 2019 (have I told that I believe this is one of the best business innovation magazines around?), I can’t stop myself from identifying all the places Design must play a part, independently of […]
What if the future of Design is Design Thinking, and anything else disappears? What if Design Thinking ends up embedded as another AI generated practice, in a consistent way? What if that is not such a bad thing?
I usually say I hate large crowds with a mission, mobs. No matter the shared interest, once they feel and act like a mob, anything can happen. I always feel a lot of people the day after may ask things like, ‘how was I capable, what got into me’… But there are exceptions, and it […]
Today Facebook reminded me of something I did 20 years ago. Made me giggle, because it was a ticket from a Robert Plant I went to in 1993 with Pedro Homem in Germany, by chance that is. I joined Facebook in 2007, I started using it much more when I came to the US because […]