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Designing Futures

Let’s save tomorrow with values-driven design

Designing Futures

Let’s save tomorrow with values-driven design

“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

“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

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.

My two other websites futurescouting.com.au and life-centred.design aim to inspire designers, writers and futurists to experiment with projects that align with their own values-driven interests to design futures they believe in where all life thrives.

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.

My two other websites futurescouting.com.au and life-centred.design aim to inspire designers, writers and futurists to experiment with projects that align with their own values-driven interests to design futures they believe in where all life thrives.

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.

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.

Learn

The Future Scouting Book

Start learning about speculative design with Future Scouting, my step-by-step guide book and course, and explore more at futurescouting.com.au

The Life-centred Design Guide book

Start learning how to designing regenerative and socially just products and digital experiences with The Life-centred Design Guide, and explore more at lifecentred.design.

The Non-human Persona Guide book standing on an angle

How to create and use personas for nature and invisible humans to respect their needs during design.

Learn

The Future Scouting Book

Start learning about speculative design with Future Scouting, my step-by-step guide book and course, and explore more at futurescouting.com.au

The Life-centred Design Guide book

Start learning how to designing regenerative and socially just products and digital experiences with The Life-centred Design Guide, and explore more at lifecentred.design.

The Non-human Persona Guide book standing on an angle

How to create and use personas for nature and invisible humans to respect their needs during design