The future of Design is Inner Design (of your Life)

Conscious Design that integrates our thinking, feeling, intuiting, doing is key to craft happy life as well as conscious organizations and conscious societies

In coming decade, I foresee the field of Design evolving and expanding in 2 strategic ways:

  1. As we recover from Covid19 we need to design not only new products services, processes, and experiences (with emphasis on safety, health, sustainability), but we also need to design:
    - new organizational structures (to accommodate virtualized/decentralized workplaces and drive bottom-up innovation)
    - new wise & resilient leadership models that foster diversity and thrive on ambiguity (see:
    - new collaborative industry value networks (that encourage co-creation rather than competition:
    - new inclusive/regenerative socio-economic ecosystems like frugal economy (see )
    - new grassroots political governance (like participative democracy)
  2. All the above are focused on designing a better Outer World. But there is a spiritual revolution under way as more people, especially Gens Y/Z seek meaning in life. As such, we ALL need to become CONSCIOUS DESIGNERS of our subjective Inner Life.

To consciously “design” a Purposeful Life, one needs to harness & integrate 4 interrelated faculties: Thinking (Mind), Feeling (Heart), Intuiting (Soul), and Doing (Body).

Conscious Design is key to craft a fulfilling personal life and to co-create conscious organizations and conscious societies of 21st century.

Have you found your Inner Design yet ?

Indian-French-American Scholar in Frugal Innovation + Wise Leadership. TED Speaker. Author of Conscious Society (2021). Visit:

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