A powerful, fully illustrated guide to using the tools of design thinking to create a more positive and cooperative future, from Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
We live in an era of runaway design, where innovations tangle with our lives in unpredictable ways, from the positive and negative consequences of AI and social media to how development has driven climate change. Despite good intentions, the impacts of our actions can be tricky to notice, predict, and repair.
Featuring stunning art, Assembling Tomorrow explains how we can anticipate the implications of what we make before we release those ideas into the world—and how to use the tools of design to both mend the mistakes of our past and shape our future for the better.
This forward-looking guide helps you reframe your mindset to notice and question what you might otherwise have missed. Assembling Tomorrow imagines the future as if it had already happened and considers the past with a critical eye so that each one of us—as designers of our personal and shared futures—can work toward healing and create a better world for generations to come.