Video: Banny Banerjee

Design of Transformations

 Filmed on October 9, 2012, at “Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference 

About this video

We are moving from an experience economy to a transformation economy. The design field is in the midst of one of the biggest revolutions in its history, and design is being leveraged in completely new ways. As the field undergoes a huge upheaval, it opens up new questions for those within various design disciplines and those who might be in a position to use designers in new ways. Banny Banerjee explores the larger transformations taking place in the field, as well as some of the implications and questions that arise as we enter a future marked by turbulence and grand challenges.

Speaker bio

Banny Banerjee is associate professor in the Design Group, Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford. Banerjee teaches strategic design and innovation at Stanford d.School and the Stanford Design Program. His work involves generating innovative trans-disciplinary processes to tackle scaled transformations in complex challenges at the nexus of human, environmental and economic concerns. He is the founder and director of the Stanford ChangeLabs, which is simultaneously a platform for research on large scale transformation, an incubator for initiatives and a node of a global network of institutions working on systemic transformations. He has worked in the fields of architecture, mechanical engineering, product design, entrepreneurship, ubiquitous computing, technology based interactive art, organizational transformation, innovation strategy, policy design, developing world issues and environmental sustainability.