Nowadays design is widening its field of interest from the study of simple material objects and functional aesthetic shapes to the field of services (ameliorating objects’ interactions by creating leaner coordination) and to the field of social design. Social design faces the theme of projects through initiatives that do not merely respond to product criteria, but they also push the action of the product into the market. Here confrontation on how to increase the quality of people’s life takes place, and what else is the aim of design, if not increasing the quality of life itself?
In fact, more than dealing with the objects themselves, design now deals more and more with systemic actions, connecting people and objects on an individual basis as well as a social body.
What the seminar will try to delineate is the future of design, discussing its systemic approach to the newest trends and needs as required by today’s market.