To design
    is
to dissent
A key element: dissent is
not only to be in
disagreement with
someone else. It is to go
against a majority.

This is a def...
In Spanish, 'disentir' and
 'diseñar' are adjacent in
      the dictionary



       - Benjamin Valencia
“Being able to recognise
where and how to dissent
is a decisive skill for any
 designer who wants to
        innovate”
   ...
“When innovating in
society, a balance should
exist... we must consider
 the consequences that
 science and technology
   ...
http://www.elche-cola.com/
Renata Montante
“Resistance to change is
  (strong) because all
      changes have
      (unexpected)
     consequences”
       - Teresita...
“We are committed to a
better world, and dissent...
 can be the beginning to
            act”
         - Teresita Suarez
“Yes, we have a responsibility
                                to speak up when we are
                                ups...
“Dissent is the key to a
  great power to propose
reasons and arguments to
     promote change”
        - Juanjo Navarro
“Complaining focuses on
the problem, dissent is the
root of the answers to that
          problem”
          - MA Macias
“In all successful cases,
   the acceptance of new
ideas takes several years.
  They were rejected and
    modified during...
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/SUNWHY.html
Societies do need dissent
But dissent is often
    punished
In your social group:

Is it cool to dissent?
Dissenters are:

- punished before the change
  - praised after the change
Too much dissent brings
       chaos

Too little dissent brings
      conformity
What is an
adequate dosis
  of dissent?
What is an adequate dosis of protest?

        http://www.barewitness.org/photoalbum/NoWar.jpg
http://vivirmexico.com/
Freedom fighter?   Terrorist?




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To design is to dissent

  1. 1. To design is to dissent
  2. 2. A key element: dissent is not only to be in disagreement with someone else. It is to go against a majority. This is a defining condition
  3. 3. In Spanish, 'disentir' and 'diseñar' are adjacent in the dictionary - Benjamin Valencia
  4. 4. “Being able to recognise where and how to dissent is a decisive skill for any designer who wants to innovate” - Miguel Angel Montiel
  5. 5. “When innovating in society, a balance should exist... we must consider the consequences that science and technology may bring” - Karen Resendiz
  6. 6. http://www.elche-cola.com/
  7. 7. Renata Montante
  8. 8. “Resistance to change is (strong) because all changes have (unexpected) consequences” - Teresita Suarez
  9. 9. “We are committed to a better world, and dissent... can be the beginning to act” - Teresita Suarez
  10. 10. “Yes, we have a responsibility to speak up when we are upset by what's going on in the world, but there are better and worse ways to do it, from both ethical and practical perspectives. The goal of any protest is a moral one: to make things better.” http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/aug2008/ca20080820_960713.htm - Elizabeth Sanchez
  11. 11. “Dissent is the key to a great power to propose reasons and arguments to promote change” - Juanjo Navarro
  12. 12. “Complaining focuses on the problem, dissent is the root of the answers to that problem” - MA Macias
  13. 13. “In all successful cases, the acceptance of new ideas takes several years. They were rejected and modified during those years” - Mayela Magaña
  14. 14. http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/SUNWHY.html
  15. 15. Societies do need dissent
  16. 16. But dissent is often punished
  17. 17. In your social group: Is it cool to dissent?
  18. 18. Dissenters are: - punished before the change - praised after the change
  19. 19. Too much dissent brings chaos Too little dissent brings conformity
  20. 20. What is an adequate dosis of dissent?
  21. 21. What is an adequate dosis of protest? http://www.barewitness.org/photoalbum/NoWar.jpg
  22. 22. http://vivirmexico.com/
  23. 23. Freedom fighter? Terrorist? Terrorist? Freedom fighter?

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