Article: dmi:Review ‘Design, Didacticism, and the Dignity of People’, 2019

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. […]

Review: The (wonderful) World of Charles and Ray Eames

There is a great new show at the Barbican Art Gallery: The World of Charles and Ray Eames opened this week, and runs until 14 February. It is curated by Catherine Ince (@InceCatherine) in collaboration with the still extant Office Charles and Ray Eames (@eamesoffice), which kindly allowed me to use a wonderful Eames’ sketch […]

Chairing: Risk/reward discussion for Clerkenwell Design Week

Risk, reward and the new design commissioners Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 17:00 3rd floor, Farmiloe Building, St John Street, London Renato Preti, founder of Discipline discusses the current stage of European design commissioning and originality, the route to economic recovery and how risk is an essential component to developing markets and stimulating an industry […]

Chairing: DBA: An evening with Marco Steinberg

For the Design Business Association I conducted an ‘in conversation’ with Marco Steinberg, Director of Strategic Design at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund), on 13 November at Interbrand in London. We discussed Steinberg’s work at Sitra, what it means to innovate in the public sector, addressing ‘grand challenges’, and whether the design community is ready to help government redesign public services. More on […]