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We believe that we have the power to affect the change: to influence its flow.

The question we will try to answer through the pages of Method Pliant is "how?".

"How?", in this case, is short  for "What methodology is in order?"

N. 001       FEBRUARY 2017

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A space to investigate “how”

The world that surrounds us is changing. The change is constant, fast, and disruptive.

We believe that we have the power to affect the change: to influence its flow.

Through the pages of Method Pliant, we will try to answer the question how?.

How?, in this case, is short for What methodology is in order?

In this issue and in the following ones we will tackle what methodologies are needed to design in a world where the fourth industrial revolution is a solid reality. We aim to start a discussion on this topic and we dream of defining new professions influenced more by a horizontal knowhow and experience than a vertical academic imprint.

 

Last December 2016, Clive Thompson, wrote an iconic article in Wired US, arguing that coders are in fact the new blue-collar class. He made a comparison with previous economical revolutions and, we have to admit, we agree with him. We are strongly convinced that coder are the new blue-collar especially when it comes to cities and geographical locations that are consider suburban. The cover of our first issue is a picture portraying chinese blue-collar workers. It can be read as a symbol of progress, growth and economical power as well as a representation of the recession that little by little is taking down all the economical regimes where old business models reign.

 

 

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In this first issue we define what some of the elements are that we consider a starting point of the discussion on the topic.

We will define what is design and what is creativity; what does it mean when we hear the words fourth industrial revolution, how to do trend forecast, how the role of the designer is changing, what is social enterprise and how to brainstorm on it.

 

 

February 2017

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