The Dutch Design Week. I lost count on how many times I have visited this inspiring event. In any case, it feels like an anniversary, so reason for me to post a summary about DDW 2014. It has been great!
Over the last 5 years, the number of students that focus on ‘doing good with design’ is clearly growing. Subordinated areas in cities, elderly people, disabled people, they all get attention from the students in terms of services, social movements, tangible products, digital products, etc. Next to an eye patch with sensors (for those who have trouble sleeping), a blocks set (for autistic children), a senses stimulating blanket for blind babies, a prosthesis for disabled persons, and a bike for people with down’s syndrome, this year my eyes have set on the objectives ‘getting connected’ & ‘building communities’.