quot;Sonicare Elite 7000“
produced at 11 locations and in five time zones, comprised of 38 components,
parts supplied by Japan, France, China and Malaysia, materials and production
in Austria, Sweden, assembly in Philippines and United States, when fully
assembled and packaged in Seattle the components have travelled a full
27,880 kilometres, two thirds of the Earth's circumference.
source: SPIEGEL Magazine
is it about reducing consumption?
is slow design about finding a deeper logic of
is it facilitating evolutionary and emergent solutions?
what is the role of designer?
is there a role for a designer?
what is the role of the consumer?
can slow design be comprehensive, holistic, inclusive,
“ Above all it emphasizes slowness in the creation and
consumption of products as a corrective to the
frenetic pace of 21st-century life
Principle 1: reveal
reveal experiences in everyday life that are often missed or forgotten,
Principle 2: expand
consider the real and potential “expressions” of artifacts & environments
Principle 3: reflect
induce contemplation and ‘reflective consumption’
Principle 4: engage
be open-source and collaborative
Principle 5: participate
encourage users to become active participants in the design process
Principle 6: evolve
recognise that richer experiences can emerge from the dynamic
maturation of artifacts, environments and systems over time.
SlowLab – Carolyn Strauss, Alastair Fuad Luke