A new generation of designers has emerged which thinks beyond designing products. Fascinated by the faults in our social system, production system and the ecosystem, they employ design to tackle the big problems of our time. Designers are uniquely equipped to visualise alternatives and to harness technological innovations to answer social needs. This shift in mentality conceals a creative revolution: the transformative power of contemporary design.
This book brings together for the first time the work of more than fifty thinkers and inventors who have made a new engagement central to their work. Interviews with seven of them provide an insight into their thinking processes. This publication can be read as a manifesto for the creative spirit: the changemakers.