More and more often, I come across design criticism towards human-centered design. After all, the world around us results from various interactions involving people, nature, technologies, and things.
Take a moment to think about the following questions:
What if we begin to see new technologies not as tools but as collaborators or creatures?
What if nature becomes the focus of design rather than the needs of humans?
In addition to providing solutions, designers' job is to pose questions that challenge the existing order. Questions are driving forces. They open up possibilities, trigger change and lead to different future scenarios.
I wonder how I can use the more than human design perspective in my daily work. I recently learned that from Laura Forlano from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Laura conducted an excellent course as part of the Service Design Masterclasses at the Politecnico di Milano. She helped me in making critical more than human futures.