A reciprocal relationship between societal shift and innovative design.

Lululemon retail store in Beijing. PHOTOGRAPHER: Eason Yang
Lululemon retail store in Beijing. PHOTOGRAPHER: Eason Yang
Lululemon retail store in Beijing. PHOTOGRAPHER: Eason Yang

Design has evolved from a pragmatic methodology towards a strategic influence over the past decades; designers have engaged in complex social problems making significant contributions. Our observations convince us that the need has emerged for a better understanding of how design and the ever-changing world reform each other reciprocally.

I will start this article with a recent societal shift component — gender equality, and examine the importance of a societal shift in driving radical innovation and vice versa. …

Abstract

As we live in the oversaturated digital age, home-school relationships have adapted to omnipresent technologies. Families and schools are connected closely to solve ever-present problems and yet achieve one goal: to accompany children to grow as both a person and a student. This essay looks at ClassDojo and Seesaw to project how technology can assist and impede communication and learning in K-12 education. Due to the complexity of education, solving educational design problems requires designers to profoundly understand context and technology to critically consider how to translate the needs of parents, teachers, and children.

Introduction

Ever since my daughter started kindergarten…

Eason Yang

Multidisciplinary Designer.

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