What would the world be without them? That rare breed of mortals that capture the otherwise intangible quality of beauty and blend it into quantifiable objects and systems that give us desirable emotions.
The true beauty that Designers bring to our lives is that they solve the problems that would otherwise constrain us to paralysis, in the face of the challenges that our everevolving world presents us with.
They are the breed that see the status quo and say, “this is fine, but life will be more worthwhile if it can be made to do better and look better”; whether it’s a chair, a dress, a human or environmental condition.
They are our true heroes because they are the enemies of our enemy; something called “the status quo”.
How boring and ugly would life be if we couldn’t move from the existing state of affairs into a better one at any point in time?
That’s why Designers and the products, services and systems that they bring to life offer us hope that we will never be stuck; no matter what situations occur along the way in the march of our civilization.
The Designer is therefore our leader because she helps us envision a future that we desire.
By turning ideas into new realities for individuals and society, she is our prophet because she gives us hope that tomorrow is worth waiting for, and for that matter, waiting to be enjoyed.
Still on value, the Designer is our knight bringing war on the unpleasant and unsatisfactory through the process of creative destruction.
A world that is presently on life support certainly needs knights that understand the burden of responsibility it.
The Knight sees war, hunger, disease and dereliction of all kinds on the increase and is concerned enough to take action to halt and reverse the situation.
This is an expression of purposeful living because it recognizes the right of man to have a life of dignity. It is the true measure of good taste.
It is my view that every leader of people should be schooled in the noble role of Design in making a difference because in its broadest sense, the socio-economic condition of a society depends on a deliberately designed agenda
Deliberateness is another word for Design because it excludes the idea of leaving things to happenstance and implies careful thought that is the outcome of serious meditation on problems. This confirms Thomas Edison’s proposition that genius is ninety-eight perspiration and two percent inspiration.
Design is serious thinking and some appreciable knowledge of this thinking discipline is recommended as prerequisite to leadership of any society, anywhere in the world.
To make the connection, we can take the similarity between Design and Vision as something more than a contrived comparison. It takes Vision to actualize that, which is considered improbable or even impossible- to build the highest, the biggest, the most fulfilled. Talk about Governance by Design!
It’s the reason that Design is important. An agency for change.
Fashion really never changed the world. It comes and goes. And comes again. And goes…
Style? That one is too selfabsorbing. Let the world have Design and let any one, everyone that has a solution to any problem know that they are a Designer.
The world needs you dearly right now.