Liz Sanders: From Designing to Co-Designing to Collective Dreaming

Over the past 30 years, almost every aspect of doing design has changed. We are moving from designing to co-designing to collective dreaming. Today co-designing invites future users of products and services into the fuzzy front end of design so that they can help give shape to the future. In the future designers will be toolmakers. They will make the tools and provide the materials that people can use to imagine and express their collective dreams for future experience. The new designer/toolmakers will focus on making sense of the future before giving shape to the future.

Liz Sanders is the founder of MakeTools, a company that explores new spaces in the emerging design landscapes. A visionary in pre-design research, she introduced many of the tools, techniques and methods being used today to drive and/or inspire design from a human-centered perspective and has practiced co-designing across all the design disciplines. Sanders also serves as an Associate Editor for Codesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, is on the Advisory Board for the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, and teaches in the Design Department of Ohio State University. She's currently focused on applying participatory, human-centered design thinking and co-creation practices to the challenges of the future.

Event is free but registration is required.

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD)

When & Where
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
KCAD Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Room 217
17 Pearl Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503