With all of our best intentions, why are designers still breaking the world around us?
In 2012, Austin Center for Design and the leadership at Narrative hosted a conference to investigate the intersection of design and technology. Alan Chochinov shared some of his reflections on the damage design is causing, and what we can do to fix our dangerous profession.
Allan Chochinov is an educator, writer, speaker, and advocate for the power and capacity of design.
He is the Founding Chair of the MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a partner of Core77, the design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts since 1995. Allan has moderated and led workshops and symposia at venues from the Aspen Design Conference to the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, and has been invited to speak on design at organizations from frog Design and SYPartners to the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and The New York Times. A frequent lecturer and critic, he has spoken at schools including MIT, Yale School of Management, Columbia School of Business, RMIT, IIT, and Carnegie Mellon.