WDO PRESIDENT-ELECT 2023-2025
Design is undergoing an unprecedented transition. The importance of design and designers has never been greater. Leadership requires to demonstrate design impact.
I believe WDO’s role is to advocate strategic policies to promote the power of design in all instances from innovation to business growth to address the major economical, societal and environmental transitions ahead.
I believe in the imaginative force of design, enlightened by virtualization and simulation, allowing the emergence of scientific and technical social environments of trust, accelerating the adoption of virtuous individual and collective behaviors.
DESIGN FOR HUMANITY
In the face of necessary changes, citizens' experience acute awareness combined with feelings of powerlessness. We need to foster a favorable social justice environment. Rethink education and define the conditions for a social and societal impact and health prevention, “well-being” and quality of life systems with a focus on city and the definition of a World Design Index.
DESIGN FOR HUMAN-CENTERED TECHNOLOGY
The extreme technological upheaval of our human activities questions our human capacities and our capacities for change. Support the metamorphosis of our living environments by working at the heart of industry and technology.
BEHAVIORAL DESIGN FOR THE PLANET
Design is a driving force for sustainable industry and public policies aimed at fostering the integration of innovation in society transformation strategies. Place design at the heart of the circular economy to rethink everything (products, economic models, cities and historical linear systems...) and change our behaviors.
FRENCH MEMBERS SUPPORT
DEAR WDO FRIENDS
We are collectively greatly honored to recommend Ms. Anne ASENSIO as President Elect candidate for the next Executive Board elections in Tokyo (2023-25 term).
In the current global context making our mission as WDO members is essential. More than ever, we are committed to proactively and effectively serve WDO’s vision to “design a better world” with all our means and talents.
For the last 4 years, Anne Asensio, as member of the Board, has been able to connect with the global Design community, its cultural and economic diversity, receive and convey messages centered on WDO’s transformation strategy, open privileged access to key players of ecosystems in full transition to sharpen her view and experience in engaging for Design impact.
We believe Anne Asensio has the necessary qualities for the position of President-Elect for the WDO. With her human qualities and robust ethical values, “standing on the shoulders of giants” attitude, we are confident that Anne will provide leadership at the crossroads of Design and humanized technologies, pursuing the best Board initiatives.
Implementing human-centered, inclusive and sensible digital data driven strategy for WDO will yield positive impact for design worldwide, citizens and society.
By giving your support to Ms. Anne Asensio, we believe that you will enable the emergence of an enhanced and plural design approach and that our future will be built collectively.
WHY ME, WHY NOW ?
As a design leader in large companies in different industries, a circular design practitioner and regenerative future enabler, with extensive experience in digital design, computation & systems, virtual design, collaborative & social design, sustainability… I believe that I have relevant professional experience, insights, stamina and vision to contribute to WDO’s mission, serve the global design community and ultimately, strive for a better life on our planet.
With you, as President, I aim to specifically promote and advocate:
The Voice of WDO
— Ensure design recognition as a key enabler for change, in decision-making places, companies and governments alike in their search for new policies in sustainability with balanced social justice.
— Expand WDO’s representation beyond the design communities, reaching out toward a range of influential bodies (United Nations with regards to achieving the SDGs but also regional public assemblies setting up changes by design).
— Increase cooperation among industrial design bodies and form strategic partnerships in every region, embracing the possibilities and capabilities of multi-culturalism.
— Enhance pride and awareness of our design communities beyond borders.
— Shift in activating a circular economy and meet the SDGs with a well-defined roadmap.
— Develop current and future WDO program projects in the long-term project for a definitively deeper impact on our ways of living.
— Define and implement the WDO's digital strategy for years to come.
— Create a digital platform for our all WDO members to access high-quality relevant resources (magazine, research proceedings, etc.), facilitate networking among members and stimulate inter-generational dialogue.
— Enable better monitoring of WDO programs through a more evidence-based approach (World Design Index, virtual twin, data strategy...) as well as identifying new value streams for the organization.
I will be proud to serve as your President.
2023-2025 WDO President-Elect Nominee Anne Asensio
THEY TRUST ME
«The new technological changes, especially generative models from AI, promise to cause radical changes in the jobs of designers. WDO needs someone who can help make these transitions. »
DON NORMAN, Writer, Sir Misha Black Medal for Design Education, Honorary Fellow Design Research Society, UC San Diego, The Design Lab
« The targets of Lille Métropole 2020 were therefore both the actors and inhabitants of the region and all those who will come to live and discover an experience of reinventing the city through design. »
Anne Asensio standing in for WDO PRESIDENT SRINI SRINIVASAN at the inauguration of Lille World Design Capital 2020 (due to COVID-related travel bans)