Ethics in Practice


Design is a Praxis made of continuous introspection and aiming at practical wisdom (Ancient Greeks said Phronesis). Design expertise is based on knowledge and experience, but also on welcoming uncertainty as a driver. There is a need for ethical frameworks to support designers in making decision, taking responsibility, and opening discussion in society. Please do not reduce the beautiful discipline of Ethics to a set of moral judgments! It is complex in the noblest sense of the word, just as life is.


Some of my projects in this field

An Ethics Primer for Designers (on-going project)
Research on “the blind spots of design thinking – Portraying designers’ singularity”
Culture of Research (curriculum for Strate School of Design 5th year students)
PhD in Applied Arts ‘Design Poietics’ (2014)










I have a crush for…

The masters Hannah Arendt, Paul Ricoeur and Donald Schön / Alessandro Mendini’s writings / Stefan Sagmeister’s way through design and life