Have we stopped dreaming?

‘It is hard to say what today’s dreams are, they seem to have been downgraded to hopes’ — Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

I agree we need to dream so that design today can have the same impact that it did throughout the twentieth century. Dunne and Raby speak about how imagination needs to flow freely to have the impact in design that can change the world, or at least a part of it. They believe that most designers today operate in what they believe to be probable, reality has a ‘grip on our imagination’ and therefore we are no longer dreaming big. Continue reading

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What is the most innovative product of our lifetime?

Today I was asked what I believed to be the idea that has most changed our lifetime and why? A challenging question, made more so by the constraints of a 250 word limit, yet when I started to think about the question, it became clear what innovation stood out to me. Here are my thoughts; Continue reading