Essays on Technology and Culture

How Designers Destroyed the World

You are directly responsible for what you put into the world. Yet every day designers all over the world work on projects without giving any thought or consideration to the impact that work has on the world around them. This needs to change.

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Mike Monteiro, fellow Philly boy, crystallizes some thoughts and concerns that have been going through my own mind lately. Though I’m not a designer by trade, all of us who have skills and talents should be thinking to ourselves about the impact of what we do on the world around us. The Internet has this incredible ability to puncture our bubbles and connect us with people. We can no longer afford, as a species, to think only of ourselves or our “business plan.”

Take forty minutes and listen to Mike. He is a wise man.