This weekend my wife and I made a lightning-visit to London. We dived into the shopping-parades, like at Regent Street, but most important visited our favorite small spot for arts, the Serpentine Gallery at Kensington Gardens. Current exhibition: Design Real, curated by Konstantin Grcic, one of the world's leading industrial designers. As the title of the exhibition suggests, all of the selected products are 'real', mass produced items that have a practical function in everyday life. Grcic: good design admits to the deeper insight that beyond performing a purpose in a good way, the purpose itself has to be good.
My quick thoughts:
a. we at UnRisk also believe: everything from concepts, models to the concrete implementations must lead to a product for a special purpose, but be built upon clear principles.
b. Real industries outsource to independent industrial designers, even for core developments. Financial industries still hesitate ... ?