1. Climate change is the world’s most serious,
That is a serious problem. This is especially true considering the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that 2 degrees of warming is a benchmark of global collapse. And, even if we can keep our climate at or below 1.5 degrees of warming, we will have unbelievable, ungovernable outcomes such as increased flooding, drought, food shortages, mass migration, crime, gender inequality, and more. Our largest problems are all exacerbated by climate change.
2. Everyone is a designer and can employ design strategies
Beyond the “classic” fields of design (graphic, industrial, systems, UI, UX, interior, etc.) lies an important reality that humans are thoughtful, deliberate creators. No matter what a person’s specialty is or field of practice, they use logic, planning, and creativity in combination to create a final, ‘designed’ product. Being a designer means having a system, either learned or self-devised, to expedite the creative combination of information to create an output. In embracing this definition, we commit to learn from one another and see each individual as a relevant contributor to a solution.