Ten principles of design for connectedness.
TEXT HEINI LEHTINEN
- Connectedness to oneself, others, to one’s environment, time and to energy are essential for human well-being.
- To design for connection is to respond to physical, emotional and cognitive needs.
- To design for connection is to enable.
- Well-functioning space is priority, and aesthetics is a function of well-being.
- To design for balance is to bring opposites together.
- High quality is respect towards oneself and others.
- Senses tie us to a moment. Beauty is an experience of hope.
- Substances that age beautifully provide a sense of continuation.
- There is no such thing as perfection. Imperfection is a spark of life.
- Small touches make a big impact. We are not immortal, but just visiting.
© RAVEN & WOOD AGENCY 2019
The manifesto is a part of ‘Design for Connectedness,’ an overarching concept of Brussels-based design and research agency Raven & Wood Agency. ‘Design for Connectedness’ looks into the experience of connectedness to ourselves, others, the environment, time and energy as crucial elements of well-being, and as a method of design research.