Co-imagination is a new space for innovation and positive change. According to the Croatian-Austrian philosopher Ivan Illich, over-industrialisation has turned humans into slaves of the tools that were supposed to serve us. This also counts for designers. In this talk, Uday Dandavate, design activist and ethnographer of social imagination, will encourage designers who want to explore their role as enablers of meaning-making to stop focusing on tools and embrace a new mindset.
Designers can fuel the imagination of stakeholders and enable a ‘co-imagination’ process by influencing how stakeholders learn and act collaboratively. Moreover, we can help envision the future social impact of innovations and provide an ethical lens for building roadmaps and designing positive interventions towards a better future. Join this session to learn and participate in a dialogue on co-imagination, caring and sharing.
Learn what co-imagination is all about
Find ways to become an enabler of meaning-making
Envision the impact of innovations on future society
The talk will happen live via Zoom.
This talk is worth 1 SDC study point.
Social design, co-creation, participatory design
A design activist, poet, and ethnographer of social imagination, Uday Dandavate (United States) is Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University as well as CEO of SonicRim Ltd., a San Francisco-based design research company specialising in co-creation. He has consulted for Fortune 100 companies translating leading-edge technologies into culturally, behaviourally, and socially relevant and meaningful experiences.
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