Transdisciplinary Design

Seminar

The Future In The Mind’s Eye

Proposal for an extension of the “Taxonomy of Futures” by Stuart Candy: The Future as the perception of Past and Present.     “The essence…

Journey of Huaqiang area

The north of Huaqiang area of Shenzhen city (abbreviated as Huaqiang), once known as the center of “Shanzhai” (a negative word created by Chinese public to…

A choreography of the hands, creating patterns.

Weaving is neither secular nor religious; it is sensible. It performs and manifests the meaningful lived connections for sustaining kinship, behavior, relational action—for hózhó—for humans…

Improper Art

From the perspective of race, the reading “seven things you can do to make your art less racist” provides some instructions for artists. I agree…

Diving into the Past and Speculative Embodiment: African-American Design Thinking

Contemplating Speculative Design from African American history cracking open a possibility of how speculative design is perhaps already being embodied and practiced while also a created tool today.

Mental Health and the Microbiome: a tale of emergence

    Have you ever stared into the mirror with existential bewilderment wondering what you are made of? Understanding and capturing the essence of humaneness…

Soda band protest

What Does it Mean to Design for Human Behavior?

A couple of years ago, I met Iris Bohnet, co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, at a talk…

The era of VUCA; not to be the banality of evil

The era of VUCA We are living in the current era of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Originally, the word emerged as a military…