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IT IS TRUE THAT EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING by Cesare M. Casati
Finally, after a healthcare crisis that lasted for months and upturned all our lives, completely changing how we live and work and even legally preventing us from moving around freely, it is now possible to start breathing again and take stock of what has happened.
Now, at my age, I realise that (since I belong to a generation that did not grow up with the tools and languages of technology) being forced not to travel or move around has allowed me to gain some ground in this respect and realise that designing new objects featuring new forms and made out of new materials is useless without inventing new means of effectively supporting our new lifestyles.
Perhaps design needs to pause to think and pay greater attention to how we interact and relate to these tools and how to use them without simply relying on written information. I have discovered that, in order to quickly understand a tricky concept, I no longer need to read hundreds of written pages, I can also make use of instructions in the form of sounds and images. Read all