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28/10/ · In a recent "Making Things Happen: Social Innovation and Design" ( Design Studies), Ezio Manzini discusses what social innovation is and how it relates to design. The is quite short and is based on a discussion of cases where Manzini sees social innovation at play.
Making Things Happen: Social Innovation and Design Ezio Manzini The Design for Social Innovation for Sustainability (DESIS) is a network of design labs based in design schools (or in other design-oriented universities) promoting social innovation toward sustainability. These DESIS labs are teams of professors, researchers, and students who orient their
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Making Things Happen: Social Innovation and Design Ezio Manzini The Design for Social Innovation for Social Innovation and Design Sustainability (DESIS) is a network of design Very succinctly, social innovation can be understood as “a new idea labs based in design schools (or in other that works in meeting social goals.”1 A more detailed definition design-oriented universities) promoting could be the following: Social innovation is Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins.
The majority of customers will be happier as followers of a proven approach than as innovators of something less tried and tested. The ideal candidate is someone young enough to want to make their reputation, but senior enough to make their own decisions!
Having found this rare person, you now need to identify and understand two things about their professional working lives. What is it that keeps them awake at night, and what is it that would make them jump excitedly out of bed? One other thing — you need to be a passionate, informed and inspiring spirit yourself. In blunt terms you have to put some skin in the game — on your own time and from your own energy. I was asking for a chance for us to prove ourselves. Happily, they obliged. Postma, C.
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University of Montreal Montreal Canada. Personalised recommendations. Cite paper How to cite? Also, through social networks people would be able to discuss local issues, what could lead to an increase in local political engagement.
How people that cannot get out of the house could get benefited from the platform? Last, but not least, people that are unable to leave home, can also offer services, like teaching a language, for example in person or through Skype.
This could help not only financially, but also in terms of social relations, which are important for a happier life. And already we come to a definitional hurdle. It may as well be an exhibition of social design projects. Actually this emphasis on deploying design for good is — and I asked — very much the choice of the students, rather than the direction of the course tutors. Which reinforces something I have suspected for a while: that we are in the midst of a flood of graduates who, raised in the shadow of climate change and economic recession, have a very different idea about what they want to do with their design skills.
This in itself has huge and hopefully positive implications. So to the content of the show… The quality of the projects was high, as one would expect from the RCA. The solutions were carefully argued and, of course, beautifully presented. It implies a level of finishedness that certainly exists in relation to products, but rarely does in relation to services, systems, organisations, or the lives of people. These things are, to use design terminology, in perpetual beta.
It feels as though in the race to present completed projects — that can hold their own aesthetically alongside the high grade design work of other RCA departments — the natural ambiguity of this kind of design has been glossed over, all loose ends tied up.
Second, and relatedly, there is sometimes a hint here of too much idealism and too little reality, or too little awareness of the precarious ethics of making social interventions. Is there something slightly unnerving about a room full of neat and tidy utopian scenarios?
Where is the abovementioned messiness of real life? Is this a misplaced sense of confidence and authority? And where is the critical awareness of the failed social experiments of design certainly architectural history?
This to me feels like a good target for critical design thinking — in effect trying to undo some of the mess that design has done elsewhere in the world, in the service of the Great God Capitalism. Truly good work is unlikely to be project-based, but the result of long engagement with a context. But one can see how the service design MA might be a really valuable catalyst for people with some life and career experience already under their belt.
Here I find myself coming down very much on the side of Ezio Manzini et al of the DESIS network. Those projects that were largely the invention of the student, or relied on entirely new configurations of people, organisations and resources — even when they were great ideas — seemed least likely to make it to real implementation. But then again, what was exciting about the show as a whole was the possibility that some of these ideas might really be put to work.
As part of our Expert Workshop, we asked participants to each make a 4-minute rant on a designated topic. The third of these is by Cameron Tonkinwise , Director of Design Studies at the School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University. What is society, today, in certain parts of the world, such that it is not unusual to think that designers might have a role to play in reforming society?
What is design that designers think reformed sociality is the outcome, if not also the means, of what designers do? If people have needs, those needs should only ever be met by the market. If the market is not yet satisfying all significant needs, it must be, says the Neoliberal, because governments are getting in the way.
From the Neoliberal perspective, design is an agent of marketization: d is not distinct from b. Much social design is in fact design in the service of government — d is not distinct from a — or design in the service of improving the effectivity of government services, so that government agencies can better meet needs not being serviced by the market.
This government service design could still be neoliberal if its outcome is corporatization — d is not distinct from a which in turn should become b — requiring service recipients to think of themselves as customers with market choices, and government agents to conform to retail models of service delivery. But it could also be anti-Neoliberal, boltstering non-market-based relations between strengthened governments and those they serve.
There are two easy answers to this. A second answer, which is what I take to be interesting about the DESIS perspective www. These easy answers belie a larger issue. The fact that these innovations arise from what we call the third sector, whether incorporated as community organizations or merely manifesting as the informal economies of families and neighbors, does not guarrantee that they are distinct from government- or market-based solutions.
Take family life. This set of practices, essential to capitalism as the re production of the labor supply, takes place within capitalistic relations — the purchase of food and housing in the market, for instance. On this reading, the domestic workers known as parents are just dupes, failing to get paid for the work they do for the capitalistic system.
Yochai Benkler has a nice illustration of this general point — attempting to give economic sector codes to practices of intra- and inter-family sharing. But there do seem to be possibilities for non-market-based forms of sharing between communities outside of or under larger-scale governmental structures. I do not have time to defend this further, but it foregrounds the role design can or cannot play in regularizing informal systems of sharing before those systems turn into commodified markets.
A special example of such a practice is: the university. Universities, ideally, are unique spaces and times for questioning. They are domains of respite from, if not critical distance on, the market, even when market-based, and from the government, even when government-funded. Certainly, as neither a nor b , universities are under threat, and the name of that threat is Neoliberalism. Nevertheless, as with families, or music, there remain special opportunities in universities, opportunities to ask questions like, for example, what would ential a d that is not an a or b.
This might explain something like the rise of social design: it is the consequence of design having the capacity to engage with unmet needs now that some of this profession resides within this not entirely a -ed or b -ed territory. This is not a new point. Wednesday 9th July, 4.
On the 9th July the team Guy Julier, Lucy Kimbell, Leah Armstrong and Jocelyn Bailey will be publicly presenting the findings and recommendations of the project. The third of these is by Ezio Manzini , founder of the DESIS network, and chair of design for social innovation at UAL.
This text is an extract from Design when everybody designs. To be published by MIT Press. In the 21st century social innovation will be interwoven with design as both stimulus and objective, indeed it will stimulate design as much as technical innovation did in the 20th century.
At the same time, it will be what a growing proportion of design activities will be seeking to achieve. In principle, design has all the potentialities to play a major role in triggering and supporting social change and therefore becoming design for social innovation.
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