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Category: RSD9


Regaining a new sense of well-being by design

RSD9 Keynote. Harold G. Nelson: The COVID-19 virus has been the catalyst for disruptive pandemic changes around the world. Our norms are being forever changed. Our sense of well-being has been lost. New norms are needed now because a new normal is desired and necessary. It is a perilous game to play if the process of forming new norms is left to unfold by chance rather than intension.

Decolonizing Futures

Pupul Bisht: What does the future look like? Who owns/shapes these images of the future? Whose identity, knowledge, needs, and desires are not represented in these futures?

Integrating Selves and Systems through Ritual

Arvind Venkataramani and Adam Menter: Co-designed rituals are a way for people to identify and navigate the systems they are embedded in, and to construct or reshape selves to seek well-being.

Car-Free City Life

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Autonomous public transport systems and the ongoing implementation of a car-free city center policy in Oslo.

Design in Indian Army

National Institute of Design, India. Design thinking and human-centric approach to broaden the spectrum of design in the Indian Army.

Equation of Craft in India

National Institute of Design, India. The craft sector in India through mapping interconnections and multidirectional influences.

Making Waves: Organizational gigamap

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. The complex web of structures that form part of organizations, and some of the components they may need to operate.

Obesity Epidemic

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, USA. Interdependencies, harmful feedback loops, and interventions to break the cycle of obesity.

Obesity in Western Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, USA. A visual guide to obesity and design interventions through Meadows’ leverage points.


National Institute of Design, India. The ‘amusement park’ represents various aspects of ‘Play’ as a plug-in to foster improved social connections.

Public Use Space Policy

Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión, Mexico. Understanding the need for an updated approach for the benefit of urban mobility and street vendors.