Ralph Ammer

Designers share a problem with politicians and business consultants: nobody knows what they are actually doing. I can shed some light on what designers do.

They shape our daily environment. How?

They make things. Things like products, communication or systems that meet our needs and offer meaning.

Designers make these things understandable, useful, and beautiful.

They introduce new ideas into our daily lives.

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Whenever I tell someone that I have studied Philosophy, the first question is always the same: „Why would you do that?“

Because it’s incredibly useful! Philosophy is a highly practical craft — the craft of thinking.

Here are five useful things that I have learned from studying Philosophy:

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Some people claim that there is no truth. According to these sceptics everybody is stuck in their own personal perspective. Nobody can ever know anything for sure.

Then again dogmatists believe in only one set of beliefs, which must not be questioned at all. Everybody must believe the same things, whether they are true or not.

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