EFP Brief No. 86: The Future of Design

New technologies will radically alter both the future of design and the design of the future. While design used to be a means in order to bring the very essence of given objects – mostly products, to the fore – “form follows function” -, bio-, nano- and information technologies will enable designers to interfere into the foundation of life and nature. In consequence, the possibility to design Bits, Atoms, Neurons, and Genes (BANG-Design) will trigger a convergence of design and science and lead to yet unknown ways to design objects and products.

EFMN Brief No. 86 – The Future of Design

Tags: cities, climate, converging technologies, media, sensors, social change, social science

Categories: brief, Environment (including climate change), Food, agriculture and fisheries, biotechnology, Geography, Global, Nanosciences, nanotechnology, materials, new production technologies, Security, Socio-economic sciences and the humanities, Themes, Time Horizon, until 2010

Author : Werner Reutter