Professor Anthony Dunne, Head of the Design Interactions Department at the Royal College of Art explores how designers can shape what comes next.

Professor Anthony Dunne, Head of the Design Interactions Department at the Royal College of Art in London, gave an interesting description of the role of design in his introductory text for the “Design Interactions show 2010“.

Dunne says that designers can play a significant role in discovering the desirables and undesirables in the future and that they need to interact more with professionals in varied fields such as ethics, philosophy, medicine and economics to imagine alternative possibilities and design for how things could be. In this way, design can challenge current technologies and contribute to futures research.

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