'What's The Point?' is an ongoing, participatory, Taipei-based project which aims to reconsider our life in a sense of the things that we take for granted by doing fieldwork, discussing what effective/ineffective communication could be, and thinking about how human behaviour affects our society and environment. Using Design Thinking as an approach to provide better solutions to social and environmental problems, and rethink these issues around our lives by engaging and empowering the general public. Everyone can be a facilitator in making the world a better place.
It is interesting to observe the things around us. Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” That is, if you can find the problem, you are already half way to solving it.
Issues for discussion: These include: What kind of rights people have as residents, whether community bulletin boards can deliver information effectively, the roles of community centres, the reasons for the decline of community centres, solutions to the waste of hardware and software resources.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition: DIY Cultures, Rich Mix London, and Takeover radical book fair, London, 2015
[About the Author]
Fang-Jui Chang is a hybrid designer who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Service Design. She has worked as a service, UX/UI, interaction, product, and graphic designer in diverse industries such as technology, public service, urban development, curating, and fashion. She strongly believes that a designer has an obligation to work for the benefit of society and the environment as well as the commercial industry.