Connecting people, data, places and knowledge is the next big thing in our tech-driven society. But we are increasingly confronted with apparent revolutionary designs with unintended outcomes that — especially in the long term — can have disastrous effects. Services that are meant to simplify our lives, paralyze the urban infrastructure and undeniably affect employment. Design systems that solve a problem can easily create new ones.

We need digital products that not only contribute to our daily activities, but that also respect our privacy, our environment and the social, ethical consequences. How do we design for such connected products?

During What Design Can do, Bas Raijmakers,  Danielle Arets, Mike Thompson (DAE), Alain Dujardin (Greenberry) and Sunny Dolat (The Nest Collective) set up an interactive session to  explore how we can innovate more constructively. Together with students, experts and designers we  co-designed the rules of constructive innovation. Design Academy Eindhoven students of the elective course 'Fridge Loves Thermostat'  present future scenarios for interconnected products, services and systems, while also considering their possible consequences.

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Published: 06-Jun-2018 20:51