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Not More Products Uncovering Local Networks

Brilliant thoughts and action coming through Andy Polaine @apolaine once again.

I'm just about to run a six-week project with my students in Luzern called "“Undesign Your World, based loosely on Tibor Kalman's plea for designers to make a difference. Put simply, how can you develop a service that means people use less, not more? How do you create virtuous systems that encourage positive behavioral change like the Swiss rail usage? In this post credit-crunch time most governments are exhorting the populous to go out and buy stuff to help get the economy back on track. It's hard not to feel this is like asking us to plug the ever widening crack in the dam with our finger.

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