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Promoting v Researching Design for Policy

Design for policy is now a hashtag (#design4policy), a book (edited by Christian Bason) and is finding its way into governmentspeak. In the UK, this is no less thanks to the stirling efforts of the redoubtable Andrea Siodmok who is … Continue reading

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Expert Workshop — Monday 2 June

  On Monday 2 June, we held an Expert Workshop at the V&A. This comprised of our Advisory Board members plus some extra invitees. Its aims were: to access expertise in reviewing, assessing and refining project findings; to build on … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #9

A walk in the neighbourhood I am a designer and researcher from Istanbul. It is hard to design anything detached from the city because the city has its own life. Composed of several layers from several cultures, it has its … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #8

“I can’t get out of the house to get what I need.” We decided the prompt would best be served as a provocation expressed through a familiar object re-coded through a critical representational space in the hopes to call into … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #7

  I have cared for someone in this situation, and it’s looming on the mid-horizon again, so this question is particularly pertinent for me. But I am struggling to form a response to this that is positive or not defeatist. … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #6

Getting out of the house – literally and metaphorically The concept of design is often applied to innovative policy, product and services development, and at a smaller scale to creative organizational thinking. At a psychological level of analysis, it is … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #5

This speculation is a scenario sketch, a playful narrative to imagine social design fifteen years into the future. The intention is to foreground the roles designers might (and do) play in shaping economic relationships, and, therefore, influencing the development of … Continue reading

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