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Strategic Design Tactics to Change Your Practice, Organisation & Planetary Impact

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About the book

ABOUT THE BOOK

Designing Tomorrow draws on global trends, academic research, and case studies to demonstrate how designers and decision-makers can leverage strategic design tactics to drive positive change in organisations.

  • Understand the value of implementing a life-centred approach to innovation for your organisation.

  • See the larger systems within which the things we design exist. 

  • Identify unintended consequences and learn how to envision futures.

  • Establish impactful partnerships and find out how to get buy-in for responsible innovation.

  • Drive a positive impact by building small one-percent changes into your practice.

"Tomitsch and Baty present a clear vision for finding a middle ground, empowering you to succeed without selling your soul, compromising the planet, or burdening generations to come."

Alan Cooper, author of About Face and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

PART I: CHANGE

Chapter 1: The Limits of Good Design

Chapter 2: Hidden Impacts of Design Decisions

Chapter 3: Towards Responsible Innovation

 

PART II: NETWORKS

Chapter 4: Understanding the Larger System

Chapter 5: Identifying Unintended Consequences

Chapter 6: Capturing Diverse Perspectives

PART III: INTERVENTIONS

Chapter 7: Visualising the Impacts

Chapter 8: Envisioning Futures

Chapter 9: Implementing Change

 

PART IV: PARTNERSHIPS

Chapter 10: Enabling Effective Collaboration

Chapter 11: Getting Buy-in

Chapter 12: Becoming a Strategic Leader
 

Acknowledgements

Endnotes

Index

About the Authors

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MEET THE TEAM

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Alan Chen

ILLUSTRATOR

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Diana Ayoub

DESIGNER

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Verity Borthwick

Editor

EDITOR

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Jacquelyn Hole 

Proofreader

EDITOR

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WHY WE WROTE THIS BOOK

We decided to write this book after listening to each other’s talks at the UX Australia conference in August 2021. Hearing Steve share insights from his practice about the far-reaching impact design can create, Martin recognised the connection between his research on life-centredness and strategic design practice.
 

Our objective for the book became to combine Martin’s academic knowledge with Steve’s industry experience. We both feel passionate about design and its potential to drive positive change. We believe that we owe it to future generations to enable this change. 

 

We also realise that we have contributed to the issues discussed in the first three chapters through our research, teaching, and practice. This experience provides us with perspective as well as a responsibility to change what we do and become part of the solution.

PLANETARY IMPRINT

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