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.

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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  • We developed the first online voting aid without binary statements, but with nuanced solutions per theme. More than 1.2 million people have used the tool. What does the data teach us?

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  • Much has been written about AI. But how will the technologies develop in the future and what will the possible impact on society be?

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Rudy van Belkom, Transition Designer, Futures Researcher, Public Speaker, Masterclass, Workshop, Change
Rudy van Belkom, Transition Designer, Futures Researcher, Public Speaker, Masterclass, Workshop, Change

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