In February, I had the honor of presenting a talk about Culture and Design at Interaction 12 in Dublin, Ireland. Culture is something that I often think about and pervades my design practice. I’ll be writing more about culture and design on this blog, and I wanted to start things out by posting my recent talk at the IxD12 Conference.
By taking a cultural approach to design our perspective naturally broadens and lengthens, and by definition, the solutions we come up with are more sustainable and culturally relevant. The underlying questions that drive a cultural design approach are (1) how do we create designs and products that resonate deeply with people, and (2) how do the products we create impact the cultures into which we introduce them.
There are alot of the theories and ideas about culture and design that I wasn’t able to include in this talk, and I’m looking forward to exploring them on this blog.
Below is the talk description, a video of the actual talk in Dublin at Interaction12 and a the slides.
I would appreciate and comments or critiques of the ideas presented here.