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Design is Diplomacy

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Presentation given at the Design Research Conference 2010 by the Illinois Institute of Design in Chicago, Illinois.

12th May 2010

Published in: Design

Design is Diplomacy

  1. Chicago Columbian Exposition, 1893
  2. Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Daniel Burnham Chicago Architect (1864-1912)
  3. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us.
  4. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big. Daniel Burnham Chicago Architect (1864-1912)
  5. twitter: #drc10 #IamOcean @ mexiwi @OceanUni
  6. WARNING !
  7. In my past life I worked in a R&D Nuclear Systems Engineering team. (Don Norman: I validate your point from yesterday)
  8. I am 27 years old. I believe that I have managed to still remain naive enough to think that I can change the world.
  9. I am here because I care...
  10. ... about your product life cycle
  11. your manufacturing processes...
  12. (and how you outsource pollution)
  13. ...and its consequences everywhere!
  14. I want to know how in the world you can still win Design awards without a comprehensive
  15. I want to know how in the world you can still win Design awards without a comprehensive NEEDS ANALYSIS
  16. I dare challenge you...
  17. NO AWARDS WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY
  18. NO AWARDS WITHOUT NEEDS ANALYSIS
  19. THIS IS A TURNING POINT
  20. (I am not done) I still want to know...
  21. ...how you will design the destruction of this paradise...
  22. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  23. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia +70% of the world’s lithium is here
  24. Do you really want this to be the next Tar Sands?
  25. How does your design look like?
  26. Finally, I want to know...
  27. how do you infuse aspiration?
  28. Obligatory reading: @PaulPolak @OutofPoverty
  29. DESIGN
  30. DESIGN
  31. DESIGN PRACTICAL PROBLEM SOLVING.
  32. DRC 2011: Please bring Dr. Paul Polak as a speaker!
  33. Soy Ecuador Arturo Pelayo Experience Lead, OU
  34. twitter: #drc10 #IamOcean @ mexiwi @OceanUni
  35. What I’ll share with you today: 1. A DML youth program in Ecuador. 2. How we discovered it. 3. Where we go from here.
  36. let’s start with a metaphor
  37. Adinkra symbol of the Akan people of Ghana. ‘learn from the past’
  38. It symbolizes one taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress through the benevolent use of knowledge. -wikipedia
  39. This is what we do. Researchers, Designers, Ethnographers, Anthropologists...
  40. It symbolizes one taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress through the benevolent use of knowledge. -wikipedia
  41. It symbolizes one taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress through the benevolent use of knowledge. -wikipedia
  42. It symbolizes one taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress through the benevolent use of knowledge. -wikipedia
  43. context: How we discovered this program in Ecuador.
  44. 24,000 Nautical Miles 2007 110 days at Sea 50+ Nationalities 200 student participants
  45. Greece Portugal Panama Ecuador French Polynesia New Zealand Australia China (Shanghai + Hong Kong)
  46. 2007 7 days 14 languages 12 people
  47. what did we learn?
  48. Design is Diplomacy
  49. where do we go from here ?
  50. Ocean University knowledge is everywhere
  51. we are a unique networking environment.
  52. we engage designers, activists, thought leaders and students onboard a dedicated cruise ship.
  53. we are an open platform for experiential learning and design thinking at its best.
  54. vision we interconnect people, discover, shape and spread knowledge from everywhere to everyone
  55. ™ UNIFIED FIELD BANK

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