Richard Anderson, Jon Kolko
Jon: Bruce Sterling's really done it this timehe claims that not only are technologists full of hot air, but so are designers. Recently, I was at the IxDA conference, and the buzz was about the ability to effect behavioral change at a cultural level. Robert Fabricant, Dan Saffer, and even John Thackara all claimed that the designers' role is to pursue massive change. Is this just a lot of hot air? Richard: I certainly hope not. I wholeheartedly endorse Elaine Ann's arguments in this issue that design has a major role to play in bringing the world out of…
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