Creating Radically Better Futures

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Creating Radically Better Futures

  1. CREATING _____ RADICALLY ____ BETTER ________ FUTURES ______Image credit: NASA / Hubble
  2. FEB 23 2011 SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS / NYC MFA / IXD LECTURE SERIES VILLE TIKKA WEVOLVE.US Image credit: NASA / Hubble
  3. Image credit: NASA / Hubble 1
  4. TURBULENT TIMES AHEAD
  5. THE WORLD IS CHANGING FASTER THANEVER BEFORE. NO KIDDING. ANTICIPATING THE CHANGE HASBECOME A CRITICAL CAPACITY FOREVERY CREATIVE ENDEAVOR FROMSERVICE DESIGN TO PRODUCTINNOVATION AND URBAN PLANNING.
  6. OUR FUTURE IS TBD BY : CLIMATE CRISIS, SOCIAL WEB, ARTIFICIALINTELLIGENCE, STEM CELLS, POLLUTION,PANDEMICS, SENSING ENVIRONMENTS,RECESSION, PEAK RESOURCES, SENSORIALENHANCEMENTS, POPULATION GROWTH,POVERTY, AUGMENTED REALITY, ETC MAJOR FORCES AND DEVELOPMENTS.
  7. “EXTREME IMPROBABLE EVENTS ARE THENORM RATHER THAN THE EXCEPTION.THEY DOMINATE THE WORLD.” WE CAN’T PREDICT THESE EVENTS BUTWE SHOULD BUILD ROBUSTNESS AGAINSTNEGATIVE ONES AND BE ABLE TO BENEFITFROM THE POSITIVE ONES. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  8. THE GOOD NEWS : BIG PROBLEMS AND MAJORCHALLENGES – BOTH THE ONES WEC AN ANTICIPATE AND THE ONES WEC AN’T – TRANSLATE INTO HUGEOPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE ANDCREATE NEW AND BETTER WAYS OFLIVING AND DOING :
  9. ARK – CONCEPTUAL MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING FOR 10.000 PEOPLE, DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND NATURAL DISASTERS /by Alexander Remizov Image credit: REMISTUDIO/ALEXANDER REMIZOV
  10. ROLLING MASTERPLAN – CITY ON RAILS TO REORGANIZE URBAN SPACE AND ADJUST CITIES /by Jagnefalt Milton Image credit: http://www.jagnefaltmilton.com
  11. BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT ARCHITECTUREONLY. DIGITAL SOLUTIONS ANDSYSTEMS HAVE BECOME A CRUCIALFRONTIER OF INNOVATION WHEREWE EXPLORE BETTER WAYS TOTACKLE MAJOR PROBLEMS. THE SCOPE OF DIGITAL (DESIGN) ISCONSTANTLY BROADENING :
  12. SOCIETY  COMMUNITY   PEOPLE X SERVICES PLATFORMS  ECOSYSTEMS  
  13. BETAVILLE – COLLABORATIVE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT FOR PARTICIPATORY URBAN DESIGN THATALLOWS ANYONE TO JOINDEVELOPMENT OF REAL CITIES /by Brooklyn Experimental Media Center,NYU & Hochschule Bremen
  14. GIVE A MINUTE – VIRTUAL SUGGESTIONBOX AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENTPLATFORM THAT AGGREGATES IDEASAND FACILITATES CONVERSATION /by Local Projects, CEOs for Cities &Rockefeller Foundation
  15. Image credit: NASA / Hubble 2
  16. ANTICIPATE CHANGE & IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES
  17. TO BE ABLE TO CREATE RELEVANTAND MEANINGFUL SOLUTIONS &SYSTEMS WE HAVE TO UNDERSTANDTHE WORLD AND PEOPLE WE AREDESIGNING WITH AND FOR ONDIFFERENT LEVELS :
  18. SOCIETY & ECOSYSTEMS SOCIETY  > ECONOMIC / POLITICAL / FUTURES RESEARCH, ETC ------------------------------------------ COMMUNITY  COMMUNITY & PLATFORMS > SOCIO-CULTURAL RESEARCH, ETC PEOPLE ----------------------------------------- X PEOPLE & SERVICES SERVICES > HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN / MARKETING RESEARCH, ETC PLATFORMS  ------------------------------------------------- HUMANS & INTERACTION > USABILITY / HUMAN FACTORS ECOSYSTEMS  RESEARCH, ETC
  19. THE BROADER WE GO OR THE BIGGERSYSTEMS WE DESIGN, THE MORE WENEED TO UNDERSTAND THE FUTURECONTEXT AND SOCIO-CULTURALREALITIES IN ADDITION TO THE MORESTABLE BEHAVIORS AND HUMANPRINCIPLES.
  20. THE PROCESS :
  21. FIRST WE NEED TO RETHINK THESYSTEMS WE LIVE IN AND TAKE ABIRD’S GAZE TO THE ISSUES WE AREFACING. THIS HOLISTIC TOP-DOWNRESEARCH AND ANALYSIS IS NEEDEDTO ENSURE THE FRESH FOCUS FORTHE WORK.
  22. THE METHODS INCLUDE : RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS OF THESOCIAL, TECHNOLOGICAL,ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC ANDPOLITICAL MACRO FORCES ANDSYSTEMS, DONE IN COLLABORATIONWITH LEADING EXPERTS.
  23. IDENTIFYING SYSTEMIC ISSUES :
  24. DEFINING A FRESH FOCUS : ALEX BOGUSKY : Introducing Common – part community, partincubator and part media-channel – a “livingnetwork for a new brand of capitalism thatspreads love and prosperity to allstakeholders.”
  25. THEN, WITH A CRISP NEW FOCUS IN MIND WE SHOULD MEET THE VANGUARD OF CHANGE TO IDENTIFY AND DEFINE NEW OPPORTUNITIES. THIS BOTTOM-UP RESEACRH AND ANALYSIS GETS US UNDER THE SKIN OF THE ISSUE TO SEE HOW CHANGE C AN AND SHOULD HAPPEN.
  26. SOME OF THE METHODS ARE : INTERVIEWS OF THINKERS AND DOERS –REAL AND VIRTUAL ETHNOGRAPHIES –OBSERVATIONS – IMMERSIONS INTOSOCIAL MOVEMENTS, CURIOUS ARTICLES,QUIRKY BLOGS, EXPLORATIVE REPORTS,ART EXHIBITIONS – ETC.
  27. TO IDENTIFY NEW CONCRETEOPPORTUNITIES WE SHOULD EMBRACEFUTURES THINKING : ART CULTURE TECH
  28. WE CAN CONNECT AND COLLABORATEWITH THE ONES WHO ARE ON THE CUSPOF CULTURAL, ARTISTIC ORTECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE – PEOPLEWHO DARE TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ANDDEVELOP NEW IDEAS ABOUT FUTUREAND ACTIVELY EXPERIMENT WITH NEWMEANS TO GET THERE.
  29. THEN DESIRABILITY DEFINE WITH DESIGN THINKING :
  30. DESIRABILITY > HOW PEOPLE GIVEMEANING TO THINGS AND WHAT THEYFIND RELEVANT. VIABILITY > WHAT KIND OF MODELS ORSYSTEMS ARE VIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE. FEASIBILITY > WHY SOMETECHNOLOGICAL ENABLERS WILLSUCCEED AND WHY OTHERS WONT.
  31. Image credit: NASA / Hubble 3
  32. BE THE CHANGE
  33. FIRST : DON’T CREEP – LEAP. BE WILLING TO THINK DIFFERENTLY. “WE CAN’T SOLVE PROBLEMS USING THE SAME KIND OF THINKING WE USED WHEN WE CREATED THEM.” - A lbert Einstein
  34. EXPLORE THE TOTAL OPPORTUNITYSPACE FOR INNOVATION : INCREMENTAL EVOLUTIONARY REVOLUTIONARY
  35. INCREMENTAL CHANGE MIGHT RESULTTO BACKWARD CHANGE IN THE LONGRUN. EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE CREATESSHORT TERM SUCCESS – BUT THAT’S IT. ONLY THINKING THE UNTHINKABLECREATES THE CAPACITY TO START A NEW ERA!
  36. Sunglasses  by  Jeremy  Sco1  X  Linda  Farrow  SS2011  
  37. SECOND : ORCHESTRATE & COLLABORATE. EMPOWERING PEOPLE AT THE VANGUARD OF CHANGE IS THE SAFESTBET FOR SYSTEMIC RADICAL INNOVATIONTHAT CREATES DESIRABLE, VIABLE AND FEASIBLE MEANS FOR FUTURE.
  38. OPEN COLLABORATIVE PROCESS ALLOWSMULTIPLE ENTRY POINTS FORPARTICIPATION : PROBLEM & IDEATION & EVALUATION & INSIGHT CONCEPTING ITERATION DEFINITION
  39. THIRD : DO GOOD – DO WELL. ECOSYSTEMS THAT CREATE VERSATILE VALUE – SUCH AS FINANCIAL, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL CAPITAL – AND DISTRIBUTE THE VALUE ARE LIKELY TO BE MORE VIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE IN THE LONG TERM.
  40. MAKE PROFIT DO HARM X DO GOOD MAKE LOSS
  41. FOURTH : TAKE THE LONG AND BROAD VIEW. MORE THAN EVER BEFORE “A DESIGNER IS AN EMERGING SYNTHESIS OF ARTIST, INVENTOR, MECHANIC, OBJECTIVE ECONOMIST AND EVOLUTIONARY STRATEGIST” -R. Buckminster Fuller
  42. MARRY DESIGN THINKING WITH FUTURES THINKING. FUTURES THINKING DESIGN THINKING
  43. CREATE _______RADICALLY ____BETTER ________FUTURES ______

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