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Don’t Ask: 9 Ways to Increase your Creative Nerve

Allan Chochinov teaches how taking risks as a designer can build power.

November 14, 2019 | Postlight

Event Recap

Design’s promise is both blessing and curse; it aims to deliver preferred states, behavior change, and added value. But often, its role to “serve industry,” imperative to scale, and inevitable role in extracting value compromises its integrity and places it under suspicion. Still, any talk on ethical design is destined to meet with one inevitable response: “This is all great, but how do we take more risk in our real-life jobs, and, well…actually get away with it?” In this talk, Allan Chochinov offered a series of concrete recipes to inspire your nerve and give you power—arguing that permission is a design material to be taken, not received.