Radical Change: Fall in Love with the Problem that Needs Solving, Not the Product

  • Óscar Velázquez Smart Impact
  • Karla Paniagua Centro de diseño, cine y televisión


A dialogue about three core aspects of changing design culture—social impact, the circular economy, and education—and a call for designers to identify problems instead of obsessing about a product. An overview of social entrepreneurship projects in Mexico and around the world that are meeting social and environmental challenges.

Biografía del autor/a

Óscar Velázquez, Smart Impact

BA in Economics from the University of California and MA in Development Economics from Universiteit Utrecht. His passion is developing and strengthening projects that challenge the status quo, foster better societies, and not destroying the planet. Director of Smart Impact, a project accelerator of circular economics and technology in Mexico City, and cofounder of FabLab Impact, an open innovation center focused on product development, digital manufacturing, social innovation, and design.

Karla Paniagua, Centro de diseño, cine y televisión

BA in Social Communication from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Xochimilco Campus). MA in Social Anthropology from the CIESAS, and a PhD in Transdisciplinary Studies of Culture and Communication from the Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación y Cultura in Mexico City. Researcher, author of books and articles, professor with almost 20 years’ experience specializing in the design of learning experiences. Head of the Future Studies department and coeditor of CENTRO’s Economía Creativa magazine.

Cómo citar
Velázquez, Óscar, & Paniagua, K. (1). Radical Change: Fall in Love with the Problem that Needs Solving, Not the Product. Economía Creativa, 146-153. Recuperado a partir de http://ciecpress.centro.edu.mx/ojs/index.php/CentroTI/article/view/411
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