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Much of the planet’s design thinking is enslaved to the consumer machine, encouraging people to buy stuff and do things that are killing the planet, hurting animals, and exploiting people in poverty.
Designing Futures aims to inspire designers, writers and futurists to make time to experiment for projects that align with their own values-driven interests to design futures they believe in.
“The actual limits of what is achievable depend in part on the beliefs people hold about what sorts of alternatives are viable.”
Eric Olin Wright
American sociologist and educator, specializing in egalitarian alternative futures to capitalism
Know your values
Play with design
Align with your values
Taking time to get to know your core values aligns what you think is important with what is actually important to you on a personal level.
Once you know your values, you can use them to guide your behaviours, decisions, and actions. You’ll know what to stand for in life and what to champion in any design process.
You can simply pick your top 10 from the list below, or go deeper with exercises that reveal your personal core values using these values discovery activities by CEO Sage.
Tools to download and experiment with. Evolve them and re-share!
Speculative prototypes and projects to inspire you.
A step-by-step guide to practising speculative design, with downloadable worksheets