Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What I learned today...

Slow Design is a relatively new concept of design thinking, a derivative of the slow food movement. Slow Design's implications are vast and yet to be fully explored.
It could mean any of the following:
-Longer design processes with more time for research, contemplation, real life impact tests and fine tuning.
-Design for manufacturing with local/regional materials and technologies or

-Design that supports local industries, workshops and craftspeople.
-Design that takes into account local/regional culture both as a source of inspiration and as an important consideration for the design outcome.
-Design that studies the concept of natural timecycles and incorporates them into design and manufacturing processes.
-Design that looks at longer cycles of human behavior and sustainability.
Or what I think- taking the initiative to create something that wont have a lasting impact on the planet.