Some new additions.
Reading list – the mostly complete reference on what I’ve been reading and studying to write this book.
Design Literacy – a core philosophy behind the book – I wish there was more written publicly about this problem and need.
Everything we use, from social media, to our homes, to our highways, was designed by someone. But how did they decide on what was good for the rest of us? What did they get right and where have they let us down? And what can we learn from the way these experts think that can help us in how we make decisions in our own lives?
This book will takes readers on a thrilling journey through their daily lives, exploring how designers of all kinds, from software engineers, to urban planners, have succeeded and failed us. By offering a fresh way to think about everyday life and the impact of technology on how we live, readers will learn to see the world in a new and powerful way. They’ll see better ways to manage projects, make decisions and understand how creative people develop good ideas. They’ll ask better questions of the things they buy, use, and make, and discover how fun it can be to use ideas from great designers to improve their everyday lives.
We need a movement for designers that empowers them with resources, guidance and leadership to be design ambassadors: experts who teach, inspire and inform others about why design is important and how to recognize when it’s done well.
I’m building a community to lead the way in making this happen. The four goals are:
Join now and help design this movement from the beginning:
“are we ready to embrace… our own responsibility to help the world at large understand what design actually is?”Khoi Vinh