It is often thought that design only applies to the creation of gimmicky products and cute images, yet the most pressing challenges in the world can only be understood through a deeper meaning of design that includes how problems and solutions are analyzed and addressed. In this video, I explain how design is essential for solving global problems — especially those that are most challenging and potentially catastrophic for humanity.
What do you think? How can design be used to identify deficiencies in existing systems — be they financial, political, cultural, or what have you? And once such deficiencies are discovered, how can design be used as a creative process for implementing social innovations that replace or update these deficient systems?