At a fundamental level, all design is governance. We encounter inconveniences in our products & services every day which are actually the result of governance decisions made on behalf of customers during the design process.
Visual symbols are powerful ways to make social constructs – from fashion to government, feel legitimate, trustworthy, and familiar. What's the role that design play in reshaping our society?
How can we redefine our expectations to match our purpose?
As designers are revisiting the role they want to be playing in the world and questioning where we can go from here as a profession, the answer might be more obvious than we all want it to be: learning to separate the craft of making digital products from the industry we’re in.
The rise of customer-obsession mantra and data-driven culture cultivated a generation of designers who only take risk-free and success-guaranteed steps towards the inevitable local maxima of design monotony. Where do we go from here?
Documenting the world of design through the lens of curiosity and awe.
“Elevating designs above just form and function.”
“How to deconstruct the gender binary in design and make space for genderfluidity”
“Among the many historical readings that can be made of graphic design in Portugal, one of them will undoubtedly be based on the personal journey of Sebastião Rodrigues....”
“There’s no logical reason why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads. So why do we still follow the same convention?...”