Soumitri in 2016

Design is vehicle for change. A Design Project can be a campaign. In a furiously online world I see design projects as either a first step towards a business venture or a campaign that changes the way people think. Design innovations can change the way we deal with ageing and death. Design projects can change…… Continue reading Soumitri in 2016

Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Over the past two decades Design has actively engaged with sustainability as both a topic for, and as an agenda for intervention in entrenched social and technical practices. The collective expertise of the authors is in the area of design for sustainability, which we articulate as the practice of Social and Sustainable Design. Our work…… Continue reading Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice
Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Networks of evolution and a typology of ideologies and practices in modern design

In the first decade after independence, India was managed by its new rulers with a measure of caution and conservatism, focussed as they were upon healing the wounds of partition and maintaining the continuity of ongoing development projects set up by the British colonial administration. At the end of this period, as captured eloquently in…… Continue reading Networks of evolution and a typology of ideologies and practices in modern design

Design education and the recession

Another post that sees the recession as that ‘reset’ button. Where we can start from first principles and realign design education to be more relevant to the emerging world.gongblog – journal – In defense of generalistsIt is no secret that I think design education is a little too specialized to the point of only being able…… Continue reading Design education and the recession

The State of Design Education in Nova Scotia

The State of Design Education in Nova Scotia | Brightwhite DesignI am extremely interested in all aspects of the design profession, from how it’s taught to how it is practiced, especially as it relates to online or ‘new’ media.It seems that our local educational institutions are largely out-of-touch with the skills, design processes and requirements…… Continue reading The State of Design Education in Nova Scotia