About Global Design

Ongoing transformation

Thomas Wagner
Jan 28, 2017 · 2 min read
Starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” Simon Sinek — How great leaders inspire action

1. Think Global Act Local

Even if it is called Global Design it does not mean that everything has to be on a huge scale. It is more about considering global issues while acting on a small scale. Most of todays global innovations have started locally like Airbnb or Lyft. It is also good to know that everything is interlinked: Economics, Society, Technology, Environment, Politics, Legal and Ethical issues are often related to each other.

2. Be Critical

Design needs an attitude. It is important to be open minded but just as important as that is, that you stand for something. This attitude takes time to be formed and hopefully, will also change over time. Therefor its important not stopping to learn and reflect.

3. Doing Beats Saying

What divides Designer from non-designers is, that designers can bridge the gap between saying and doing. Its not about creating something perfect but to create something tangible that helps you and others to understand, learn and take the next step.

Global Design Futures

Thoughts about Global Design and Future Trends

Thomas Wagner

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Design, Research & Strategy | Service Experience Designer (MA) based in London | Currently Service & Interaction Designer @ Method London | wagnerthomas.org

Global Design Futures

Thoughts about Global Design and Future Trends