01Intro

Society is constantly changing. So why are our social structures and systems not adapted to this? Everything around us was once designed and can therefore be redesigned!

It’s is time for a transition towards a more sustainable future. Both ecologically and socially. We believe that ‘bad behavior’ is ultimately caused by a bad system, not by bad people. As people tend to prefer comfort over change, it’s our mission to make it more comfortable for people to change!

Design for Transition is a Futures Research & Design Agency based in Rotterdam, founded by Rudy van Belkom. We are there for original people and ideas who want to challenge the status quo and contribute to a better future.

Rudy van Belkom at Pakhuis de Zwijger

02Services

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  • What future do we want? In order to map out the desired transition, we must first explore which different future scenarios are possible. We need to ‘unlock hidden futures’.

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  • How do we reach the future we want? For this we need to provide insight into the various transition paths and create a plan. We must ‘shape the future’.

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  • How do we get support for the future we want? To achieve the desired transition, support is needed from within the organization. We need to ‘cocreate the future’

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  • How do we get people excited for the future? To be able to achieve desired transitions, it is important that people are open to change. We must ‘see the true potential of the future’

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03Projects

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  • ‘The New Vote’ (Het Nieuwe Kiezen) is an exploration for an alternative electoral system. Will more freedom of choice lead to more participation and involvement?

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  • Israelis had to go to the polls for the third time within a year. The Israeli Design Museum Holon has invited The New Vote to be part of the exhibition ‘State of Extremes’. What happens when you vote for something, rather than for someone?

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  • More and more organizations find it important to develop “ethically responsible” AI applications. But what exactly is ethical? And how do you design AI systems that meet ethical guidelines? In this cooperative game, together you design ethically responsible AI applications.

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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) can become the first technology that will determine its own future, in which case it would be more important than ever before to determine the desired conditions for its development. What kind of future do
    we want?

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04About

We are not your average designers. We are designers of change. We believe that the future is something that we can create together in stead of something that happens to us.

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05Contact