Design has only begun to find its feet as a research discipline. In my opinion our main failing is that design researchers haven’t boasted loudly enough about the positive impact design can have on society, environment and policy. Design has undersold itself for years. Contrarily as designers we often overestimate our ability to do it all by ourselves; we have failed to realise that the complex problems facing us require a mix of voices in their resolution. We must recognise the innovation and richness of experience that can come from creating dialogue between people and planet.
Muireann McMahon, invited respondent for DRS2016