Journal archive May 2012

The idea of inclusive and participatory systems in business may not be particularly new but it is one that may have been harder to realize than other business practices. The Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, Nobel peace prize winner, author of Banker to the Poor, World Without Poverty and Building Social Business is someone who has dedicated a great deal of energy developing economic theory and business models that may leads us to new horizons of how we conduct business with more mutually beneficial results for the participants.

The influence of culture on contemporary design is a complex affair but the significance of cultural value translated into products has long been relevant and is often the component that defines the meaning and points of distinction. If one is to consider a wider definition of product such as the term artifact (the product of man) then the historical and anthropological nature or objects can be more clearly observed.