We Designers are the ones with the wherewithal to understand the several connections between disciplines. It’s fair then that we ought to take the lead in making sure that products (and services) are designed responsibly. While Designers do have a responsibility towards justifying the fees they take from their clients, they have a much larger responsibility to the clients’ customers.
Design should be used to create the spark, not just to fight the fire.
The highest value comes from a designer’s work when products she designs can keep users delighted, safe and comfortable while simultaneously ensuring the planet is safe and well.
His Holiness Dalai Lama’s keynote was topical and inspiring. He covered topics of compassion, Indian culture and its influence, education, environment, with equal ease.
Attended a panel discussion this morning at Teenmurti House, Jawaharlal Nehru’s residence, on “Nonviolence and Spiritual Values for a secular India”. This gathering was organised to mark the centenary of India’s former President, the late Shri. R Venkataraman.
Pictures of the Master — one of the greatest beings to walk the planet. Humility personified. His presence cleanses.