Q&A with InfoDesignLab: Designing Understanding to Spark Action and Change

  Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen are award-winning information designers and the founders of InfoDesignLab—an organization whose goal is to empower professionals, designers, scientists, and journalists to turn complex information into meaningful narratives, beautiful visions, and understandable messages. As friends of the Oslo Manifesto, Angela and Tom were happy to do a Q&A with us. Here we talk about what …

A Chat with David Berman: Inclusive Design, Quantifying Sustainability, and Doing Good

We’re proud to call David Berman a Friend of the Manifesto. With over 30 years of experience working with inclusive design, he strongly believes that we can include everyone, without tradeoffs. David’s work as an author (Do Good Design), expert speaker, and strategist has taken him to over 50 countries. He is a high-level advisor to the United Nations on accessible web design thinking, an International Advisor …

Oslo Manifesto Launches Today at Framtanker!

One year ago today, the Oslo Manifesto was just an idea. Now it gets real. Today, the design community will once again come together in Oslo for the Framtanker (Forward Thinking) conference to put design and sustainability on the agenda, and look forward towards ways that we can turn those ideals into responsible and profitable business (more about the event here). Today is also the day that …

Why Oslo Manifesto? The Founding Story.

It all started in Oslo on November 17, 2015, at the Framtanker conference hosted by The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA). The room was full of design students, sustainability leaders, and fashion visionaries from around the world. The discussion was about the critical role that design, architecture, and city planning play in the creation of a sustainable world. How can we …