#DesignForTheFuture

Manifesto for a Design School – The desire to build a simpler world

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L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique moved into its new premises in September 2022. The new building was designed by the architects Marc Mimram and Gaelle Pesneau in collaboration with the design firm Jouin-Mankku. 116OO M2 dedicated to design and educating people in creation and innovation. Nantes Métropole, the Pays de Loire Region, the European Union …

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What if students were trained to innovate…

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We are currently experiencing radical changes in industrial and marketing paradigms, in a world that has become unstable due to international conflicts. The “scientific management” on which industrial structures have been organized since the middle of the 19th century is no longer sufficient to govern organizations. For many companies, “doing better and better what we …

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The 15-minute city or the time carvers’ delusion

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The 15-minute city is the latest fashionable concept to be embraced by local officials, mayors and presidents of metropolises to demonstrate their social, societal and ecological commitment.  Have we finally found the secret to living together, free and happy, or is it just another delusion, a smokescreen to mask and avoid responsibility for what needs …

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Ile de Nantes: a new impetus for a design school

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Next September, we will be moving into the new premises of L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique on the Ile de Nantes. 11,000 m2 for an investment budget of 30M euros, this is the largest investment in design since the creation of the Cité du design in Saint Etienne. We have been working on this project …

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Covid-19 and Management. From a globalized to a digital world

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All the editorialists announce: Tomorrow will no longer be as before. And the Covid crisis, by its brutality, by the new look it imposes on the world, is it heralding a new world, more united, more responsible, more aware of the relativity of our planet and of our humanity ? Or will it only exacerbate …

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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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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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