In this article I argue that there is an orthodoxy in the design profession, which is a product of ‘not knowing what you don’t know’, a tendency to create filter bubbles, and ‘bad faith’ humanism. The design industries embrace diversity in everything except politics; users are at the centre except when their views don’t fit. I also reflect on my journey to understanding how design and politics relate and the insight that:
“while creativity and innovation are distinct domains, their potential will only be realised when the common people have political freedom”
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