Profession vs. Skills

There are so many design definition discussions going on right now and to be honest all the time. Let’s open up the focus a bit more. How about the definition of engineering, science, creative industry and all this stuff these days? Which kind of value do the old profession names have in times where designers or design consultancies are doing a great job in taking over a lot of the tasks and responsibilities in turn key projects for new product developments, tasks which I normally would clearly define as responsibilities of engineers in the old days? And if an engineer (german engineer I suppose) would read the first pages of Tim Brown’s very insightful book “Change by Design“ where he writes about GWR and Mr.Brunel, perhaps the engineer should ask himself where he had lost this great spirit and why did this spirit went over to the designers and so called design thinkers.

27th Mai
Profession vs. Skills

Design Society by Mateo Kries

I was very happy to read the interview with Mateo Kries about his new book and his insights on design.

http://www.designlines.de/im_gespraech/Mateo-Kries_1069613.html

I had the chance to talk with him a few times and to see him in lively discussion about senseless design. So I really appreciate his opinions even if they are not statistically proven, which I don’t know.

26th Mai
Design Society by Mateo Kries

Humanize technology

Peter Drucker expressed an idea which I found quite shocking.

“Technology is not nature, but humanity. It is not about tools: it is about how people work. It is equally about how they live and how they think. There is a saying of Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer – with Charles Darwin – of the theory of evolution: ‘Man is the only animal capable of directed and purposeful evolution: he makes tools.’

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25th Mai
Humanize technology