We believe that civics and public service has changed and will continue to transition at quantum speeds, becoming more open to participation through media, and technology, even as traditional government institutions suffer from increasing public mistrust. We believe that designing media tools, products, services and spaces for social change through participatory practices is away of ensuring that emergent civics are more fair and inclusive.
As a collaboration between the business, academia, governments and the citizens of the world Designed By Us pursues studio programs that investigate the tight-knit and dynamic relationships between communities, ecologies of media and tech, and the natures of information, intelligence and power.
We use modern design methods informed by social justice to build solutions that amplify the voices of communities excluded from equal and equitable participation in the public sphere.
- Joanna Peña-Bickley
We focus on solving humanity’s most challenging problems by leading the way in data intelligence as humanity enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Exploration begins with ground breaking research and design techniques that employ imaginative narratives as visions of the future, speculative experimentation and design that probe viability of building many worlds linked by the collective liberation, ecological and economic sustainability. Armed with emerging quantum and AI-driven technologies we chart a journey to make those narratives real.
In addition to creating inventions and solutions for communities, governments, social benefit businesses and Fortune 500 CEOS, Designed By Us is driven to make technology oriented towards improving the health of spaceship earth and its inhabitants. From climate change and cybersecurity to smart cities, disaster relief, space design and astropreneurship, the Design Corps are humanitarians with super powers in Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math and Design working to link emerging business models to the infrastructure needed to help design effective economic systems that are regenerative by design.
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