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Advocating for users
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Considering the future
Educating about design
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Translating to business
"Not commercial enough"
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(to users and workers)
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"Any movement (be it a countercultural group, protest movement, meme or activist ideology) that is looking to destabilize capitalism is viewed as
a potential market to exploit."
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"Many companies pride themselves on credentials of recycling, yet overlook the consumer experience of off-boarding. Sustainability needs to move beyond a discussion about materials being recycled at end of life to helping consumers off-boarding to the end. Helping them engage and reflect upon the benefits of their consumption and action clean up and dismantling."
"Designers have a responsibility, not only to themselves and to their clients, but also to the wider world. We are designers because we love to create, but creation without responsibility breeds destruction. Every day, designers all over the world work on projects without giving any thought or consideration to the impact that work has on the world around them. This needs to change."
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"Multiple studies have found that women outperform men – across age group and country – in virtually every type of environmental behaviour:
"Under the patriarchy, women and girls are expected to be more selfless, other-oriented and socially responsible than men. They are socialised to value and express empathy more strongly, which ‘prepares’ them for lives as mothers, teachers, carers and other woefully underpaid roles in our society. Their altruistic impulses also mean women are more likely to make choices to help protect the planet for future generations.
At the same time, research suggests men influenced by the patriarchy and toxic masculinity may reject eco-friendly behaviour for a similar reason: because environmental altruism and selflessness make men feel less macho, and they fear that green actions will brand them as ‘feminine’."
“I’ve come to understand that climate justice is a way out of the capitalist and paternalist way of living that’s gotten us into this climate change mess in the first place.”
former President of Ireland
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"Both men and women can exhibit feminine leadership qualities, but the tendency, both biologically and culturally, is for women to embody them more. These include a host of characteristics such as long-term and global perspective taking, nurturing, empathy, conversational turn taking, credit distribution, inquiry, networked thinking, etc. Promoting feminine leadership is less an issue of male vs. female, but a question of whether we are overlooking qualities that may be crucial to navigating 21st Century business challenges."
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"All over the globe, people realize that masculine structures no longer work. Traditional institutions and thinking build on dominance aggression and hierarchy are succumbing to a transparent, collaborative and codependent world. In this time of socio-economic, political, geographic, generational and technological upheaval, the most innovative people are deploying feminine strength and values to make the world better."
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"Somewhere along the way toward female liberation, it was decided that the most effective method was for feminism to become universal. But instead of shaping a world and a philosophy that would become attractive to the masses, a world based on fairness and community and exchange, it was feminism itself that would have to be rebranded and remarketed for contemporary men and women."
"Any movement (be it a countercultural group, protest movement, meme or activist ideology) that is looking to destabilize capitalism is viewed as a potential market to exploit."
"Centricity is anti-ecological."
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"Vulnerability is the birthplace of trust."
“You may be worried about earning their respect, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, though, being overly focused on respect can backfire because it’ll make you feel extra defensive when criticized. If, on the other hand, you can listen to the criticism and react well to it, both trust and respect will follow.”
"The chief premise common to both technology and science is the notion that there are no desirable limits to the increase of knowledge, of material goods, of environmental control; that quantitative productivity is an end in itself, and that every means should be used to further expansion."
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"Forget that 780 million people in the world, give or take, don't have access to clean drinking water, or that more than half a million people are homeless in the wealthy United States. We moved way past "mundane" social issues and collectively propelled the technology field — where disruption and innovation have a proven track record of changing everyday lives — to giving the world what it really needs: more mobile apps."
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It is not enough to do more with more, we must start doing more with less.
It is not enough to understand the user impacts, we must consider the ecological impacts.
It is not enough to ask "how might we", we must ask "what happens if..."
It is not enough to be assigned the job of caring, we must pull together in one direction.
It is not enough to be human-centric within a profit-centric organisation, we must change the organisational models.
How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings, Sarah Cooper
Feminism for the 99%, Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharaya, Nancy Fraser
Proposals for the Feminine Economy, Jennifer Ambrust
Why I Am Not A Feminist, Jessa Crispin
The Athena Doctrine, John Gerzema
Fed Up, Gemma Hartley
The Managed Heart, Arlie Hochschild
Ruined By Design, Mike Monteiro
The Best Interface is No Interface, Golden Krishna
Ends., Joe MacLeod
Less But Better, Dieter Rams
Design for Dasein: Understanding the Design of Experiences, Thomas Wendt
Against Creativity, Oli Mould
Against Empathy, Paul Bloom
The Psychopath Factory - How Capitalism Organises Empathy, Tristam Vivian Adams
Doughnut Economics, Kate Raworth
The Value of Everything, Mariana Mazzucato
Drawdown, Paul Hawken
Man-made disaster: How patriarchy is ruining the planet, dothegreenthing.com
This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein