Design is full of opinionated people. It’s not a bad thing, in fact it’s part of the job. Another important part of the job is empathy and being able to see things from different angles. Viewpoints will set out to provide a rounder understanding of some of the most contentious and divisive subjects of the day by collecting multiple points of view from engaged and informed designers, curators, writers and educators with something constructive to say. We will pose a different question to these people every month or so to tease out how they feel about a particular issue facing design and designers in Ireland. Their responses are unlikely to be uniform, and their viewpoints won’t be definitive, but that’s exactly the point. We’re bombarded with impassioned opinions on a daily basis and it can be easy to take them at face value. But sometimes it takes more than 140 characters to get to the heart of something, and sometimes it’s important to take the time to pull things apart and look at them from all angles to get a better sense of how they work.

If you’ve any subjects you’d like to see us tackle, or if you’d like to offer a viewpoint on something in particular, drop us a line.