Social responsibility and the liberated company: duty or self-interest?

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The new concepts of participative and progressive management, which advocate social responsibility and the fulfillment or even the liberation of the individual, are enjoying a great success and enriching their proponents. The aim is to save the planet and whilst ensuring that mankind prospers. The responsible and liberated company has become a cult for certain …

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What will being Human mean when robots outsmart us?

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A more fundamental question might be, what role will Design and designers play in crafting, creating, characterizing, and charting the world of tomorrow? From the moment the weight of tedious tasks are lifted from our daily lives and our human ability to think, learn and adapt will pale in comparison to the threat of superior …

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CES 2018: Design and Designers Take Center Stage

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The leading names in the digital and technology industries recently unveiled what they do best at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past January 2018. Gadgets and gizmos galore wowed visitors from the world over, but the burning question remains: What for? Getting to the bottom of this dilemma will be the real …

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Giving Substance and Shape to the Future

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Interview done at the launch of the joint work, THE NEW TERRITORIES OF DESIGN; Giving Substance and Shape to the Future – Atlantica Publishing – December 2017 – in partnership with the Landes Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In what way will the future of business rely on Design? On what topics and questions, including …

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Design: Making Man Central Again

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The “World Design Summit Organization” in Montreal this past October 23-25, 2017 was the chance for all Design non-profits and entities the world over to exchange not only on their responsibility in a world overtaken by extreme changes, but also on that of designers. Oddly, Artificial Intelligence was seldom on the agenda, and yet designers …

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A new stake for students: learning to share

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Not that long ago in design schools, it wasn’t uncommon to see students hiding their drawings from their neighbor. Protecting an idea was probably a sort of prerequisite to proving its value: the revelation of a unique talent. This pretension makes us smile today for you only need to travel to a few international institutions …

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Service Design: Making Man the Priority Again

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We hear talk of “Service Design” as if it were something novel. Although the term helps to justify the point of Design beyond the borders of physical objects, it stirs up debate to other extents. A designer has never designed without others in mind. For most, Design refers to stylish tables, stylish chairs, stylish lamps …

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Design schools, the new incubators

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Western economies are looking for a new life, a new impulse. If States are now looking at ways of containing the debt crisis, of saving banks from bankruptcy, it is in the field of business and competitiveness that everything will unravel. Globalization and the competition of emerging economies have led to a complete economical reorganisation …

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Education: Design, Creativity and Knowledge

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The recent debates on the topic of education heating up in several countries across Europe, and particularly in France, are quite worrying. More than ever, the clash of civilizations, values and beliefs is taking on mammoth proportions and turning our routines, ways of thinking and comfort zones since the beginning of time upside-down. Philosopher Pierre-Jakez …

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Design Management: Reawakening “manual labor”, or what Design schools are doing to address and appease the “doing” and “having done”

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Just as corporate competitiveness issues are more frequently dotting the economic landscape, where economists and politicians are perpetually, and somewhat in vain, setting up more Ministries, commissions and committees around “economic recovery plans” in a dire attempt to whisk Western countries out of what seems like a never-ending line-up of crises and get back on …

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