Everything is connected – Design accordingly

We should design products based on what systems they interact with, rather than how they change user’s behaviour.

Every product connects to and interacts with other systems. And when we realise that everything in the world is connected in some way or another, we begin to be able to see how the products we design and build can play a part in changing systems.

“In an unstable complex system, small islands of coherence have the potential to change the whole system.”

– Ilya Progogine.

Rather than producing products that distract, nudge, isolate, we can produce products that intersect meaningfully with other systems to create those islands of coherence.