Spark with Matthew Manos: Designing the Future

  • Session Number: THSPARK2
Thursday, May 04, 2017: 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Matthew Manos
Founder and Managing Director


Designers have a lot of tools at their disposal, and the things that designers make can take a lot of forms: posters, websites, books, illustrations, experiences, strategies, technologies, objects, and more. At HOW Design Live in 2016, Matthew shared with our audience that “business is a medium of design.” Now he’s back with another challenge for designers: What if we embraced something as unwieldy and confusing as “the future” as an additional medium for designers? We are entering a future in which everything around us, from the sidewalks we walk on, to the cities we live in, to the hats on our heads, can be mediums for communication and engagement. Because of this reality, the processes for uncovering design problems and creative solutions are completely changing. In this SPARK talk, Matthew Manos, will read from his new book, Toward a Preemptive Social Enterprise, and will showcase a range of projects and processes that will inspire a new wave of designers and entrepreneurs to design the future.

Attendees will walk away from this SPARK session with the following:

  • New directions and challenges for designers that are working to create massive impact in the world.
  • A collection of tools that can be used daily to help better frame and “design” the future.
  • An introduction to a range of exciting projects and initiatives that designers are leading to create a better future.