SXSW 2019

Designing Out Chaos: The Future of Cities


Designing for cities is a chaotic task. Cities are built on layers of complexity driven by socioeconomic, technological, environmental and political changes. In this talk, we will explore the forces behind these changes and their impact on the future of cities.
We will equip you with a framework to use the chaos as a source of inspiration to reimagine what is possible and inform your strategy. We will shift our thinking from striving for certainty to forecasting, futurology and designing for multiple future worlds, driven by citizen-centric design.

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  • Lucia Ciranova, Business Designer, Fjord
  • Hollie Lubbock, Interaction design manager, Fjord


Lucia Ciranova, Business Designer, Fjord

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Cities, Government & Politics
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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