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Sorry, there’s no brand called ZITIZ
and that is in fact a good thing.

Sorry, there’s no brand called ZITIZ
and that is in fact a good thing.

Sorry, there’s no brand called ZITIZ and that is in fact a good thing.

Sorry, there’s no brand called ZITIZ
and that is in fact a good thing.

Sorry, there’s no brand called ZITIZ and that is in fact a good thing.

The so called »urban greatness« stands for SMOG,
the brand name is a reference for cities and the
design is only a reminder and a warning that you can design anything. The reason why I came up with this project is that we have to talk more about the impact our work has on our society. Design has the power to be persuasive and sometimes even harmful.

The so called »urban greatness« stands for SMOG, the brand name is a reference for cities and the design is only a reminder and a warning that you can design anything.

The reason why I came up with this project is that we have to talk more about the impact our work has on our society. Design has the power to be persuasive and sometimes even harmful.

The so called »urban greatness« stands for SMOG, the brand name is a reference for cities and the design is only a reminder and a warning that you can design anything. The reason why I came up with this project is that we have to talk more about the impact our work has on our society. Design has the power to be persuasive and sometimes even harmful.

The so called »urban greatness« stands for SMOG, the brand name is a reference for cities and the design is only a reminder and a warning that you can design anything. The reason why I came up with this project is that we have to talk more about the impact our work has on our society. Design has the power to be persuasive and sometimes even harmful.

The so called »urban greatness« stands for SMOG, the brand name is a reference for cities and the design is only a reminder and a warning that you can design anything. The reason why I came up with this project is that we have to talk more about the impact our work has on our society. Design has the power to be persuasive and sometimes even harmful.

We’re responsible for what we design,
because it impacts people.

We’re responsible for what we design, because it impacts people.

We’re responsible for what we design, because it impacts people.

We’re responsible for what we design, because it impacts people.

We’re responsible for what we design, because it impacts people.

When you think of smog as a product it is easy to say that we should not sell it to people saying that it is the »next big thing we urgently need«. Well at least I hope we can all agree on that.

I am not going to tell you what is right or wrong,
because I personally think we can only decide that
for ourselves. We can not always predict how the
designs we make will influence society. What we can do is choose who we work for, what projects we work on and what we create. This means that by designing something we are always choosing sides.

When you think of smog as a product it is easy to say that we should not sell it to people saying that it is the »next big thing we urgently need«. Well at least I hope we can all agree on that. I am not going to tell you what is right or wrong, because I personally think we can only decide that for ourselves.

We can not always predict how the designs we make will influence society. What we can do is choose who we work for, what projects we work on and what we create. This means that by designing something we are always choosing sides.

When you think of smog as a product it is easy to say that we should not sell it to people saying that it is the »next big thing we urgently need«. Well at least I hope we can all agree on that.

I am not going to tell you what is right or wrong, because I personally think we can only decide that for ourselves. We can not always predict how the designs we make will influence society. What we can do is choose who we work for, what projects we work on and what we create. This means that by designing something we are always choosing sides.

When you think of smog as a product it is easy to say that we should not sell it to people saying that it is the »next big thing we urgently need«. Well at least I hope we can all agree on that.I am not going to tell you what is right or wrong, because I personally think we can only decide that for ourselves.

We can not always predict how the designs we make will influence society. What we can do is choose who we work for, what projects we work on and what we create. This means that by designing something we are always choosing sides.

When you think of smog as a product it is easy to say that we should not sell it to people saying that it is the »next big thing we urgently need«. Well at least I hope we can all agree on that.

I am not going to tell you what is right or wrong, because I personally think we can only decide that for ourselves. We can not always predict how the designs we make will influence society. What we can do is choose who we work for, what projects we work on and what we create. This means that by designing something we are always choosing sides.

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I started this project out of disappointment

I started this project
out of disappointment

I started this project
out of disappointment

I started this project out of disappointment

I started this project out of disappointment

about a company that is selling bottled fresh air to people in polluted cities for an absurd amount of money. The story about the big success of the company made it into the news all over the world. I realized that if someone criticized the product itself they were only talking about the owners of the company and nobody seemed to question the designers involvement in this rather questionable product.

about a company that is selling bottled fresh air to people in polluted cities for an absurd amount of money. The story about the big success of the company made it into the news all over the world. I realized that if someone criticized the product itself they were only talking about the owners of the company and nobody seemed to question the designers involvement in this rather questionable product.

about a company that is selling bottled fresh air to people in polluted cities for an absurd amount of money. The story about the big success of the company made it into the news all over the world. I realized that if someone criticized the product itself they were only talking about the owners of the company and nobody seemed to question the designers involvement in this rather questionable product.

about a company that is selling bottled fresh air to people in polluted cities for an absurd amount of money. The story about the big success of the company made it into the news all over the world.

I realized that if someone criticized the product itself they were only talking about the owners of the company and nobody seemed to question the designers involvement in this rather questionable product.

Design ethics have never really
been a big topic,

Design ethics have never
really been a big topic

Design ethics have never really
been a big topic

Design ethics have never really
been a big topic,

Design ethics have never really 
been a big topic

neither in my design education (before my master program) nor in the design conferences. I was quite frustrated when I realized that. There is almost no literature about it and only a few designers talk publicly about the importance of it. That’s when I knew that I wanted to contribute to that discussion.

We should no longer hide behind the argument of
design just being a labor executing clients wishes 
whenever we contribute to something we don’t
approve, useless or even harmful, because we play an important role. It is time that we integrate ethics in design education, design talks and have a public discussion about it. We have to start this movement ourselves, because no one else is going to do it for us.

neither in my design education (before my master program) nor in the design conferences. I was quite frustrated when I realized that. There is almost no literature about it and only a few designers talk publicly about the importance of it. That’s when I knew that I wanted to contribute to that discussion.

We should no longer hide behind the argument of design just being a labor executing clients wishes whenever we contribute to something we don’t approve, useless or even harmful, because we play an important role. It is time that we integrate ethics in design education, design talks and have a public discussion about it. We have to start this movement ourselves, because no one else is going to do it for us.

neither in my design education (before my master program) nor in the design conferences. I was quite frustrated when I realized that. There is almost no literature about it and only a few designers talk publicly about the importance of it. That’s when I knew that I wanted to contribute to that discussion.

We should no longer hide behind the argument of design just being a labor executing clients wishes whenever we contribute to something we don’t approve, useless or even harmful, because we play an important role. It is time that we integrate ethics in design education, design talks and have a public discussion about it. We have to start this movement ourselves, because no one else is going to do it for us.

neither in my design education (before my master program) nor in the design conferences. I was quite frustrated when I realized that. There is almost no literature about it and only a few designers talk publicly about the importance of it. That’s when I knew that I wanted to contribute to that discussion.

We should no longer hide behind the argument of design just being a labor executing clients wishes whenever we contribute to something we don’t approve, useless or even harmful, because we play an important role. It is time that we integrate ethics in design education, design talks and have a public discussion about it. We have to start this movement ourselves, because no one else is going to do it for us.

neither in my design education (before my master program) nor in the design conferences. I was quite frustrated when I realized
that. There is almost no literature about it and only a few designers talk publicly about the importance of it. That’s when I knew that I wanted to contribute to that discussion.

We should no longer hide behind the argument of design just being a labor executing clients wishes whenever we contribute to something we don’t approve, useless or even harmful, because we play an important role. It is time that we integrate ethics in design education, design talks and have a public discussion about it. We have to start this movement ourselves, because no one else is going to do it for us.

Let’s call it designcourage

Let’s call it designcourage

Let’s call it designcourage

Let’s call it designcourage

Let’s call it designcourage

because it can take a lot of courage to do the right thing as a designer. This can mean anything from standing up for our profession to turning down an unethical designjob. We are responsible for what we design and we should be careful because we design our future.

because it can take a lot of courage to do the right thing as a designer. This can mean anything from standing up for our profession to turning down an unethical designjob. We are responsible for what we design and we should be careful because we design our future.

because it can take a lot of courage to do the right thing as a designer. This can mean anything from standing up for our profession to turning down an unethical designjob. We are responsible for what we design and we should be careful because we design our future.

because it can take a lot of courage to do the right thing as a designer. This can mean anything from standing up for our profession to turning down an unethical designjob. We are responsible for what we design and we should be careful because we design our future.

because it can take a lot of courage to do the right thing as a designer. This can mean anything from standing up for our profession to turning down an unethical designjob. We are responsible for what we design and we should be careful because we design our future.

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Question design.
With social media it is now easier than ever to reveal harmful design
and confront companies who abuse it.

Stand up for your profession.
Share your thoughts about projects, companies and
designers and contribute to the discussion.

Share #designcourage.
Use #designcourage on twitter & instagram or share this website.
Help raising awareness to design ethics,

our role in society and the responsibility that comes with it.

Question design.
With social media it is now easier than ever to reveal harmful design
and confront companies who abuse it.

Stand up for your profession.
Share your thoughts about projects, companies and
designers and contribute to the discussion.

Share #designcourage.
Use #designcourage on twitter & instagram and help raising awareness
to design ethics,
our role in society and the responsibility that comes with it.

Question design.
With social media it is now easier than ever to reveal harmful design and confront companies who abuse it.

Stand up for your profession.
Share your thoughts about projects, companies and
designers and contribute to the discussion.

Share #designcourage.
Use #designcourage on twitter & instagram and help raising awareness to design ethics, our role in society and the responsibility that comes with it.

Question design.
With social media it is now easier than ever to reveal harmful design and confront companies who abuse it.

Stand up for your profession.
Share your thoughts about projects, companies and
designers and contribute to the discussion.

Share #designcourage.
Use #designcourage on twitter & instagram and
help raising awareness to design ethics,
our role in society
and the responsibility that comes with it.

Question design.
With social media it is now easier than ever to reveal harmful design and confront companies who abuse it.

Stand up for your profession.
Share your thoughts about projects, companies and designers and contribute to the discussion.

Share #designcourage.
Use #designcourage on twitter & instagram and help raising awareness to design ethics, our role in society and the responsibility that comes with it.

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