Booster questions 2009.
At every Designboost annual key event we ask the participating Boosters to pose a question. We do this because we believe it's important to ask the right questions. All the questions for DesignBoost 2009 concerns the theme "Design for Life".
Ken Yeang - Architect
-How can Ecodesign save the world?
Richard Hutten - Designer
-Isn't is about time we shift the parameters in design, focussing on quality in stead of quantity, care in stead of speed, durability in stead of replacement, generosity in stead of selfishness, fun in stead of pessimism?
Katrin Olina - Designer
-How do we expand our imagination?
Tanya Kim Grassley - Brand development strategist
-How is and how will the role of the brands evolve in design for life, on all levels of development, individual, societal and global?
Max Fraser - Director at Spotlight Press
-We salute excellence, but excellence is seldom born of modesty, and still less of moderation. So how do we design for life?
Peter Majanen - Futurist
-Is there a relation between regiousity and sustainability?
Filipe Balestra - Architect
-How will we balance global wellbeing?
Staffan Weigl - Designer
-How do we get from talking the sustainable talk to walking the sustainable walk?
Bob Jacobson - Societal Impresario
-Is it better (however you define "better") to live your life as you choose, working within it to design for positive change; or to make designing for positive change your priority and living as that requires?
Artur Moustafa - Concept designer
-Does a profound understanding of the experience life allow us to better design for all aspects of it?
Jens Martin Skibsted - Creative director
-What is the meaning of design? Why is it here? What's design all about? and What is the meaning of it all?
Henrik Marstrand - CEO and founder Mater
-Will we in 5-10 years even bother to speak about sustainability or is it just built into our way of life?
Cay Bond - Trendanalyst
-What social codes of conduct should, Design for Life, have, in order to be trustworthy in the future?
Martin Hoenle - Founder thequietriot.com
-How can we design a product or service that needs 50% less energy and resources in its lifecycle than the previous one and at the same time it delivers a better experience for the customer?
Mikael Fuhr - Director of Design/DSB
-How can we really (really!) understand the needs of people? And fast too to accommodate industry?
-Why are design solutions so often about adding stuff when what is mostly needed is to eliminate and to clean up?"
-How do we Boosters avoid falling into the trap of preaching to the choir?"
-How do we reach those didn’t and won‚t show up for Designboost"
Allan Alfred Birkegaard Hansted - CEO, wecollaborate.org
-How will the output of DesignBoost 09 help to Keep Mankind Alive?
Katja Gry Carlsen- Potentialiser- Pr & Communication
-How can we overcome the notion that design should represent the eye by which culture sees it self, and instead be an active agent for change?
Thomas Lykke - Director OeO
-How can we create a common global mentality and awareness of the importance of design for life?
Anne-Marie Buemann - Director OeO
-What is design for life in a 2030 year context?
Sebastian Holmbäck - Designer
-Design are in many ways a privilege explored and developed by wealthy and (relatively!) peaceful nations, often imposed on lesser developed countries and regions. How can design be used to actively convey peaceful behaviour and relations between nations?
Lotta Lundberg - Spiritual speaker and coach
-What do we need to do to create more awareness, love, compassion for a substantial life ?
Mads Damkjær - Partner and Creative Director, Goodmorning Technology
-If design is not a basic human capacity, if it’s not to shape and make our environment, satisfy our needs and to give meaning to our lives. If design isn’t for life! Then what’s the purpose?
-What can we do to design for live? We have to redesign the world, our economic system, financial, government, and the cultural system of course. Why? Because we need three planets to support one. Because more than 80% of the earth’s population don’t have access to electricity! Because we have to design for live! Right?
-Can we leverage the power of design in the future?
-Form, impact, context! What else can we do to design for live?
-Isn’t there is more than one answer to design for live?
Jonas Pinzke - Creative Director at The Good Guys
-Why not do good since it makes business better?
Mats Karlsson - Architect
-Are there a greater need for design in certain regions of the world?
-How can design be cultural specific in a global economy ?
Behrang Miri - Artist and pedagog
-How can we make use interactive design as a tool for social change?
Simon Nordtorp - Fashion Curator
-Is it the responsibility of the consumer or the industry to push the Co2/organic movement?
Magnus Lindqvist - Trendspotter
-What is the coming crisis for design?
Mario Barros - Water Engineer and Professor
-How could we change our standards of living towards a sustainable world?
Maria Cecilia Loschiavo -Philosopher and Professor
-Is it possible to articulate a collaboration across continents on design for life?
Vanessa Gandy, Design Strategist, Grow
-How can design give life and how can we give life to design?
Yvonne Rock - Culture producer
-How can we create meeting places, arenas for more creative ways of making meeting ,meeting and networks alive.. in this extreme speedy life.. were the web plays a bigger role?
Ineke Hans - Industrial Designer
-What are the priorities we should set for life? Which are interesting, or could be pushed forward by design?
Robert Voticky - Professor
-Response to changes - how should Design for Life manage changes in our life - changing spatial needs,responding to changes of climate, comfort - in another words - permanent versus responsive, fixed versus kinetic?
Claes Foxerus - Design Management Planner
-We all want to fulfill our life's with more and more life enriching products/services - a kind of Design for life. How would you design your, and my, future life concerning sustainability and economic growth?
Mathias Eriksson - Copywriter and Co-founder of Brikolör
-How do we change public desires and what kind of desires do we need to have, in order to make the world more sustainable?
Eero Koivisto - Architect and designer
-Do You Design Responsibly?
Olof Kolte - Designer
-Can life be good without internal combustion engines?
Ilkka Suppanen - Designer
Harry MacNeil - Managing Director at The Good Guys.
-How can we increase innovations aimed as improving the life of the 2.7 billion poor people?
Matthias Weber - Trend Consultant
- "Design for life" vs. "Design for after-life": Design exceeds one human's life-span. But are we missing out on the paradigm shift?
-Can we humans creep over our desire for the next new product, or are we spellbound by ever-growing choice and even more rapid product cycles?
Chandra Ahlsell - Designer
-How could objects challenge you to look in a different way at the world around you and change your perception on things?
Anna Holmquist - Designer
-How could design be a material for thinking, reflecting and acting? Could we then say that the function of the object itself should be re-defined?
Kristina Börjesson - Researcher sustainable design
-Designers and architects are here to serve humans. Instead they insist to work with users in mind. See the difference?
Sanjoo Malhotra - Client Strategy & Communication at Itim
-Does your design take into account my culture?
Ewa Kumlin - Svensk Form
-How can design solve problems that really matter?
Philip Allsopp - Principal, Transpolis Global
-How will designers develop and implement new design vocabularies to improve urban as well as suburban habitats that support and encourage vibrant and evolving cultures and communities?
Katarina Graffman - Anthropologist
-The never stopping urge to think 'new' will be even more disastrous for the earth than to hail the 'old'. Why can't we simply decide to go for the 'better'.
Carl-Johan Wachtmeister - Communication consultant
-How do we communicate in order to create a meaningful life?
Kristin Heinonen - Web strategist
-How can social innovation and crowdsourcing be used for sustainable change?
Mia Svensson - Stajl by Malmö
-Mental design defines! What does your construction look like?
Anna Maria Orru - Architect and Researcher
-How can nature's systems and organisms guide us towards designing a healthier and more sustainable future?
Krzysztof Bielski - Design center director
-Why a better life should cost more?
Ary Perez -
-What kind of design could contribute to tropical forests' sustainability?
Mikael Håkansson - Concept Developer
-Who is responsible for creating a sustainable future - the designer or the consumer?
Ilse Crawford - Creative director and designer
-How can we best make design tolerant, responsive and alive?
Brett Patching - Strategic Designer
-How does design need to change in order to successfully tackle complex societal problems?
Jan Holmberg - Brand Director
-All things becoming more equal, how can design be used as a real source of sustainable differentiation?
Colin Drummond - Director of Cultural & Business Insights at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
-When we design socially justifiable products for people, should we think of them as selfish or altruistic?
Daniela Rogosic - Project manager
-How can we make design last for life?
Karin Stenmar - Founder DEM collective
-Can sustainable design create a post growth society?
Alex West - Global Head of Talent & Partnerships
-How do we encourage people to design themselves more sustainable lives?
Eva-Maria Elstner - PR manager Audi
-How can we design future mobility for life?
Brent Richards - Architect and Polymath
-Why not design more for quality of life , and less more, more?
Christian Aronsen - Creative director
-Should I WORRY?…YES, and still be HAPPY!
Adam Szczepanowski - Senior Industrial Designer
-How can we as designers guide the consumer to make the right Eco-choice 100 times every day, without creating Eco-Overload?
Christel Vaenerberg - Creative director Iittala
-Design for who's life?
Peter Bundgaard Rützou - Architect and designer
-How is the reception and following acceptance of design defined in the future ? .... what are the main parameters ; emotionel as well as pragmatic?
Signe Bindslev Henriksen - Architect and designer
-Is “Branding” a neccessity for the understanding and commercial success of design?
Johan Hjerpe - Concept director
-When achieving ”Design for Life” with commercial clients, how can we deliver it with built-in responsibility?
Lena Rahoult - Director of Arkitekturmuseet
-How can a museum improve quality of life and be a useful tool to mirror the past, present and future?
Tuija Aalto-Setälä - PR Manager, Iittala
-How can sustainable design overcome the huge popularity & production of cheap throwaway products?
Maxjenny Forslund - Super fashion designer
-Is CSR the new black?
Anders Runerheim - Architect
-How can we avoid that sustainable design is getting kidnapped as a marketing gimmick?
Jolanta Marcinkowska - Head of Knowledge
-How transform a commodity to an experience?
Johanna Ericsson - Product Development Manager Höganäs Keramik
-Today many people in developing countries are already facing the consequences from the exploitation of the developed world, pollution problems, natural disasters and poverty. How can we in the developed world integrate "Design for Life" for developing countries?
Fredrik Magnusson - Design director Iittala
-We are all aiming for "low impact" the next level is "zero impact", can we evolve to "positive impact"? And what would it be?
Despina Christoforidou - Design & Communication Researcher
-How/when can we go from "more is better" to "better is better"?
David von Platen - Design & Communication Researcher
-What goals do we need to set for ourselves to make Design for Life successful as a concept?
Louise Hederström - Product designer and subject teacher at Malmö University
-When we talk about quality and long lasting products it should also mean produced in a human way. How do we make that a matter of course for the consumers?