It’s now clear that designers and entrepreneurs need a new code of conduct, an ethical guide able to work as a reference for the development of new products and services and to integrate more human-centered design practices into their workflows. While the tech world is trying to escape the blame of a growing number of customers on privacy and screen addiction issues, the design community is becoming more fragmented and opinionated about these topics. The distinction between good and bad designers is becoming clearer and clearer.
Our society has blurred the boundaries between individuals and businesses. Designers, gatekeepers of users’ needs and desires, are increasingly challenged with business briefs and constraints. Many of the designers and entrepreneurs I meet and interview are concerned about keeping their career positions or businesses alive and thriving, while social responsibility and authentic user-centered practices are left behind or completely disregarded.
After several years in the design industry I lost some memory on the reasons I wanted to become a designer, make things and deliver innovative products. Recollecting my thoughts and having had the time to re-compose my last ten years of professional adventures, a clearer picture slowly came up again.
Froog is a research investigating the intersection of frugal innovation and design.
Froog is debating why we design things and how we can do good with less.
Froog is collecting ideas and useful informations about Sustainable Design Thinking.
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