Other participants were Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Hilary Cottam, who develops design solutions to problems in education, health care and other public services as co-founder of the London-based agency Participle; and John Maeda, the digital design star and newly appointed president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), have to say about the future of design.
The brief was simple: identify three themes that, you believe, will define design in the future.
Here is what they came up with:
- designing for the underprivileged majority
- guiltless consumption
- 3D printing
- the yearning for privacy
- translating the advances in science and technology into things we need or want
- addressing the big social issues of our time
- tackling social problems through mass collaboration
- policy making
- moral responsibility
- appreciating the beauty of the everyday objects and places