What We Learned About The Limits Of Design

Pierce Otlhogile-Gordon, Ph.D.
10 min readOct 23, 2020

Design centers a massive promise: that the field can shape the world. How does it fall short?

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What made you fall in love with design?

Personally, the field made me feel like I could do anything. Our tools, mindsets, spaces, and creations have stewarded possibility for generations. I remember learning about how the methods of human-centered design — tactical…