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What Makes Design “Good”? - Podcast by Design Museum Everywhere

iF CEO Ralph Wiegmann and iF juror Karen Korellis Reuther are guests in the newest episode of the podcast series Design is Everywhere. Together with Sam Aquillano, the Founder and Executive Director of  Design Museum Everywhere, they talk about the most common question in the design industry: What Makes Design “Good”?

Certainly, there are countless approaches to judge the value of a product, ranging from aesthetical and usability aspects, social benefits to philosophical outpourings, to name just a few. How can design help us overcome the global risks of today? Why is the measurability of design a problem in the design industry? What design makes a happy customer?

iF CEO Ralph Wiegmann, who constantly addresses the challenges facing industry, society and design as part of the iF DESIGN AWARD, resumes in the podcast: "Designers will not solve every problem, but most problems will not be solved without designers."

Furthermore, iF juror Karen Korellis Reuther, who has worked as creative director at both Nike and Reebok, adds: "There's a bit of designer in everyone, a problem solver. So, design doesn't just belong in the design department."

What Makes Design “Good”?  - Podcast by Design Museum Everywhere

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Design is everywhere is the weekly podcast from the Design Museum Everywhere, an online, nomadic museum with the mission to bring the transformative power of design everywhere. Instead of a single museum location they pop-up all over in places where people already go – in a gallery, public space, shops or in a lobby. They have two main branches in Boston and Portland.

(published in February 2021)