We wrote this manifesto to create a new language about digitization and technology. Our view is that digital services should be designed based on values and culture, and not technology first. We therefore created the seven statements to guide us through our design process.
The design examples we have shown are based on hope and positivism for the future. As we stated in the beginning of our manifesto, we wish to show the possibilities in designing for inclusivity. The three threshold levels for engagement provide different perspectives on the topic. They give us several entry points for debate. This creates different discussions around inclusivity and technology. How can we design for the individual and the collective at the same time? What is the role of design in the development of our cities?
We hope that with this manifesto we have created is a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion about the digital city and what it should be. We hope for a future where we design our cities from the bottom up, with the citizens living there as the starting point. We hope that others agree.
Helene, Andreea, Julie, Frida, Aleksandra and Alice