Richard Buchanan
  • “We are coming to a point where the concern for artificial intelligence is beginning to drown out the human side of the way we live our lives.”
  • “So we have these four terms for creativity: invention, discovery, innovation and intuition. Each one, a world in itself and deserving of exploration.”
  • “When we make a connection between two different stories that don't seem to fit together, but the human imagination sparks and sees the connection, finding that connection is what innovation is about.”
  • “We need to pay more attention to what purposes are in our minds, what values we have, and why would we do it.”

Season 03 Episode 01

A Theory of Design

Featuring Richard Buchanan

To understand the history and nature of design we invited one of the most important design theorists practicing today. Richard Buchanan, author of Discovering Design and a professor in the United States and China, joins the show.

Richard Buchanan, Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and also Chaired Professor of Design Theory and Practice at the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai, joins Dirk and Jon to share his frameworks for design and creativity while exploring the past, present, and future of this profession that will dominate much of our upcoming Season 03.