About the Blog

What Design Can Do is an international platform about the power of design. We showcase design as a catalyst of change and renewal and promote it as a way of addressing the societal questions of our time. The story is told through the annual conference in Amsterdam, additional conferences in other parts of the world, the worldwide What Design Can Do Challenge, as well as our own publications and this WDCD blog. 

As the design profession has expanded enormously in recent years, so too has the role played by designers in social, economic and sustainable developments. As a result, design can sometimes appear as a cure-all that has the solution for every major problem we face today. At the other end of the spectrum we have the type of design that has made aesthetics without substance a goal in itself. Both of these extremes inflate the very notion of design. Following this, WDCD aims to separate and highlight what is valuable from what is worthless. With daily posts on everything from current events to emerging talents, this blog serves as a  platform for raising discussions, showcasing best practices and raising awareness among the public for the potential of creativity.

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