Download here the presentation I gave in July 2010 to a NESTA workshop about our project using video with older
people in the city of Almere.
Ageing Well NESTA Presentation
I was recently asked to describe what I meant by "the design
toolbox", which I use as a term to describe the elements of design that are unique and helpful to the creation of the world
This presentation is a simple set of slides describing the basic elements
of design, as I see them and use them everyday, whether designing a product, user interface, service or experience. They are
the elements that include methods, skills and ways of thinking that I believe are transferable to almost any situation. They
can be used by anyone, designer or not, and used to improve the way we create things, of whatever kind, to fit the people
they are actually intended for.
points are very basic and not explored in depth, but I hope they are useful as a starting point and help people identify what
value design based thinking brings to conventional management skills.
download the design toolbox
download "the silence of design" here
Silence of Design" was presented at the Intersections07 conference in Newcastle, which was part of the Dott (Design of the
Times) initiative, sponsored by the Design Council and others, to showcase the changing and far reaching influence of design
thinking on all aspects of life.
is a brand new one and explores the gulf between the experiences that most people have and the activities of designers. The
issue I wanted to explore is that designers are only effective when invited to design. This means that most of the world,
although improved by the efforts of designers, is still largely unaffected by design. It is my call for designers to move
out of the comfort of their studios and proactively take on issues, in business and public services. Just as the technology
community form web services through engagement with beta sites and developing technologies.