DesignX: A Future Path for Design

In Disciplines, Disruption, Experience Design, Future by Fredy D. Oré

The Design Collaborative* have written an Essay on DesignX – a new, evidence-based approach for addressing many of the complex and serious problems facing the world today. It adds to and augments today’s design methods, reformulating the role that design can play.

DesignX aims to enhance the tools required to assist people, organizations, and societies in developing systems and procedures that address major human and societal needs.

[It] is a compilation and expansion of work being done by numerous organizations, private and public, universities and companies. DesignX attacks the larger problems, those that involve complex systems, where people with different skills need to creatively and reliably work together.The Design Collaborative

The essay was first published on the Don Norman, JND.org site

Image Source: A5 Magazine 2008

* A joint statement, written by “The Design Collaborative,” authored by Ken Friedman (Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation and Swinburne University Centre for Design Innovation), Yongqi Lou (Tongji), Don Norman (University of California, San Diego, Design Lab), Pieter Jan Stappers (Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering), Ena Voûte (Delft), and Patrick Whitney (Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Design).