Almost everything I see is artificial.
We live in an artificial world of our own design. Even things that we think of as part of nature—the earth, animals, and plants—have been shaped and impacted by people’s creations and activities.
Communicate in understandable ways
Changes must occur with how we teach and how we work, the relationship between work and family life, the economic systems that govern our businesses and economies.
Repairing, collaborating, sustaining.
Design must change from being unintentionally destructive to being intentionally constructive. Repairing what has gone wrong. Repairing, collaborating, sustaining.
IV. HUMANITY CENTERED
Designing with people in mind.
The active practice of designing with entire ecosystems of people in mind. This means designing with the people you’re designing for, and supporting their designs derived from their unique lived experiences.
V. HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Rethinking what society means to us.
When people are born into an existing society, the beliefs and behaviors of that society seem so natural and reasonable to those who have experienced no other system, that they seldom question or even think it reasonable to change.
Learn, Reflect, Decide, Act
Many organizations are already actively engaged in addressing many of the issues. Here, we attempt to list key organizations and places. The picture is a good illustration: An entry to the World Design Organization's World Design Impact Prize: Developing solar powered sanitation and clean water for vulnerable villages.