Interesting resources that came across our desks in the past 4 weeks (in no particular order):
1. Danish Design Centre’s interview series on “When does design become a political act?”
Engaging interviews with:
Scott Brown, Research Associate, Parsons DESIS Lab, The New School
Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre
Rosan Bosch, artist and founder of Rosan Bosch Studio
Kit Lykketoft, General Manager, MindLab
2. Jon Turney’s aeon article “How to design the future”
As technological choices become ever more complex, design fiction, not science, hints at the future we actually want.
3. Eric Schnurer’s article in The Atlantic “When Government Competes Against the Private Sector, Everybody Wins”
If civil servants are pitted against businesses, they become more innovative and secure most of the contracts put out for bid.
4. Simon O’Rafferty’s slides “Service Design: Tactics + Pitfalls”
Great slidedeck by Simon O’Rafferty on the methods of Service Design and its pitfalls.
Take a look at the work of The Lab at the Google Cultural Institute, merging ideas with art and technology.
6. News: The new Arts Impact Fund in UK
The Arts Impact Fund is a new £7million initiative set up to demonstrate the potential for social investment in arts. Note: Restrictions on funding from some partners mean the Arts Impact Fund can only lend to organisations registered in, and operating primarily in, England.
7. Dr. Andrea Siodmok’s blog “Design in Policy Making”
Can we create public services that are valuable to the public, so that they are delighted, even proud of their existence – whilst simultaneously saving money?
8. Laura Bolt’s blog on AIGA “A Genius Lesson from Franklyn in How to Rebrand a Branding Agency”
Great design example of rebranding an innovation firm.