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Design Tomorrow

What we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

Design Tomorrow is a podcast about design, technology, and being human with a special emphasis on growing our awareness that what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.
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2019-7-22

Words Matter

Ep. 22

Too often we think of the word "design" as a shorthand for an ecosystem of mostly visual phenomena. But words play an enormous, though often unseen, role in the creation of everything. Today, I want to tell you a story about how my life was changed by a few words said quickly, but words which I will never forget...


Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


Credits

Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

2019-7-22

Words Matter

Ep. 22

Too often we think of the word "design" as a shorthand for an ecosystem of mostly visual phenomena. But words play an enormous, though often unseen, role in the creation of everything. Today, I want to tell you a story about how my life was changed by a few words said quickly, but words which I will never forget...


Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


Credits

Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

2019-6-17

A.I. Ain't that I.

Ep. 21

The majority of our clicking and tapping is a repetitive act of information management. Isn't A.I. supposed to help us with this? Don't hold your breath... Today, on Design Tomorrow, in the tradition of the rantiest of rants, I'd like to, well, rant about a few things. About AI and us, about wasted time and wasting of the land, and about the lowing and highing of design...


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Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


Credits

Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

2019-6-3

The Glove, the Display, and the Possible Future

Ep. 20

Is technology a means to an end — the ladder we climb to a future we want to inhabit because it's better for us than the present — or is it as far as we let our minds and hearts go? In this episode of Design Tomorrow, we'll connect a few stories about technology that didn't make it in order to better understand the technological path our culture is on...


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Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


Credits

Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

2019-5-20

Ugh. Advertising.

Ep. 19

Does advertising still make sense in our world today? How does a form of media always known as an associated form — as something that sips from the attention river flowing to and from other things — function when the complexity of those waterways has exponentially increased?



Links


Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


Credits


Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

2019-5-6

The Interface and Me

Ep. 18

Are interfaces good? Or are they a distraction — for us the makers, and for the users we believe we are helping? How can we think better about both how we interface with digital experiences, personally, and how others do it? Today, we'll think deeply about the nature of the interface — what it is, and what it says about us, the people who made it — and explore the need for new rules for better interface-making...


Links


Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


Credits

Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

2019-4-22

Useful Fictions

Ep. 17

We live in a time of illusions. Simulations that reflect back upon us more than just the passage of time, but something important about who we are. Something unique is going on right now — with the tools and technology we have — that is giving us the ability to stop, stretch, bend, and replay time. In this episode, we'll explore what that offers us, we for whom at some point, time will end...


Links

Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.

Credits

Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

2019-4-8

The Last Thing We Need Are Smartphones

Ep. 16

When so many problems of existence remain unsolved, we haven't earned the luxury of smartphones. So this is an intervention. A challenge to the status quo of waste and distraction and triviality and short-term pile-on that is our way of life here in 2019...


Links


Music

All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


Credits

Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC.


You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw. You can visit the show's website at designtomorrow.co, and you can email me at chris @ designtomorrow.co.


Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.