Issue #14: Reality
Monthly Design Dispatches
How Do We Locate Ourselves in New Realities?
by Thomas Wester
Increasingly, our living reality is on multiple levels, places, and timescales. As designers, we need to think more and more about how "what we design" influences all of these, in addition to levels of permanence.
The Wabi-Sabi of Virtual Reality
by Donald Dunbar
In the virtual worlds we’re designing, some things easily translate, and some things just don’t. But what do we stand to lose in these alternate realities, if we disregard the ancient ways of seeing that still hold such valuable perspective?