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Applying Design Thinking to City Planning

Kevin Van Lierop

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in "Shape," a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for Pivot Dublin, a Dublin City Council that applies design thinking to city planning.

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  • Sandra Alexandre-Aimé

    I am from Montreal, Canada. I sense the general public in my surroundings are aware of the presence of designers, but unaware of their roles beyond graphics and objects. This is a great animated short. I think it can also serve a purpose for many adults who don't understand the role of designers in city planning, beyond the advertising and publishing roles.