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Estimated potential economic impact of technologies in 2025

Estimated potential economic impact of technologies in 2025

Estimated potential economic impact of technologies in 2025. This wave of automatisation will hit white collar workers with the ‘automation of knowledge work’.

Download the fulll McKinsey rapport: http://t.co/ipnwzcljX0

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Getting the metrics right

This article and graph show how outdated the metric ‘jobs’ is for making policy.

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/515926/how-technology-is-destroying-jobs/

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15 minute talk by designer John Maeda @ TEDMED 2013

15 minute talk by designer John Maeda @ TEDMED 2013

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Richard Buchanan being interviewed about his 4 orders of design

Q: Weâ’re talking about the expanding uses of design. What areas of design do you focus on in your work?

A: I’m interested in what I call that the third order of design.
The first order of design is communication with symbols and images. The second order of design is design of artefacts as in engineering, architecture, and mass production. In the middle of the 20th century we realised that we can also design activities and processes. We work progressively more with these activities and services. That’s the third order of design. In the beginning we called it Human Computer Interaction. Now we work with any kind of interaction, it’s about how people relate to other people. We can design those relationships or the things that support them. I’s this interaction I’m after.

Q: And there’s a fourth order as well?

A: Indeed there is. To me the fourth order of design is the design of the environments and systems within which all the other orders of design exist. Understanding how these systems work, what core ideas hold them together, what ideas and values that’s a fourth order problem. Both the third and the fourth order are emerging now very strongly.

Some designers have the ability to deal with these very complex questions that lie at the core of our social life. Not every designer, but some have the ability to grasp the ideas and the values at the core of very complicated systems. Those are fourth order designers.

Richard Buchanan being interviewed about his four orders of design

His orders are a great framework for thinking about design. It helps explain why design gets the attention it is getting right now.

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Audio registration of Design Thinking with Yves Behar and Tim Brown

Audio registration of Design Thinking with Yves Behar and Tim Brown at the Commonwealth Club of California (march 21 2013) about what a design firm is, what design thinking is and how it’s changing the world.

[audio:http://audio.commonwealthclub.org/audio/podcast/cc_20130321_inforum_designthinking]

There are some interesting parts in this regarding the impact of design. How it changed from the design of products to services to systems.

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“technology is at its best when it enables human creativity”

Chris Dixon; “technology is at its best when it enables human creativity”

Chris Dixon in a post about Andreessen Horowitz investing in Shapeways

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Scoble on Google Glass; “I will never live another day without wearing Google Glass or something like it”

“I’ll say this much. I will never live another day without wearing Google Glass or something like it. They have instantly become part of my life.”

Robert Scoble about his brand new Google Glass