Embracing the Public Good

“Design takes place in the market, but this is only one side of the story. The other side is the public sector. When funding comes from public sources, research is expected to produce something the market fails to do. Examples include plans and concepts for public spaces, new infrastructures, and for “special” groups too small to attract product development money from the private sector.”

(Ilpo Koskinen, John Zimmerman, Thomas Binder, Johan Redström, Stephan Wensveen, 2011)