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Yosuke Ushigome

Creative Technologist, Project Director, London

Yosuke is director and creative technologist at Takram London, specialising in futures research, digital prototyping and interaction design, and designs for better-informed decision-making about our future.

His recent projects, including Transitions to sustainable futures research with Hitachi, focus on the interplay between people, technology and the planet.

Yosuke was the recipient of the 2018 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award. He has also written for design publications such as Core77 and ICON magazine.

Projects

Recommendations

Interesting things that Yosuke recommends

Interview

Wallpaper*: Can design help us better understand the future?

My interview on the power of speculative design to make ideas tangible, humanise big data, and encourage healthier behaviours.

Other

A World in Transition

An online event we co-hosted where I discussed diverse perspectives on climate emergency and explored new ways of thinking about transition with leading thinkers and activists in the field of sustainability.

Stories

Trap of Utopia: Capturing People's Anxieties in a Discursive Design Project

An article I wrote discussing the need for a designer's sensitivity to anxiety and friction, based on the process of a post-Covid vision making project.

Book

Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design

This book by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley explores the complicated relationship between the body and technology, offering a far reaching archaeological viewpoint. Essential in understanding design and technology roles in the Anthropocene.

Book

Living in Data

Data artist and educator Jer Thorp discusses how understanding the often-harmful aspects of our current data practice and actively addressing them can lead to a better information future.

Other

Shiori Clark

My other half who is also a great illustrator/writer.

Other members

Tokyo

Onden Imaizumi BLDG
5-7-4 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku
150-0001 Tokyo, JAPAN

London

First Floor
7 Bath Place
London EC2A 3DR, UK

New York

68 Jay Street, Suite 432, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Shanghai

109, 18F, L'Avenue
No.99, Xianxia Road, Changning District
Shanghai, China