Yosuke is director and creative technologist at Takram London, specialising in futures research, digital prototyping and interaction design, and designs for better-informed decision-making about our future.
His recent projects, including Transitions to sustainable futures research with Hitachi, focus on the interplay between people, technology and the planet.
Yosuke was the recipient of the 2018 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award. He has also written for design publications such as Core77 and ICON magazine.
Wallpaper*: Can design help us better understand the future?
My interview on the power of speculative design to make ideas tangible, humanise big data, and encourage healthier behaviours.
A World in Transition
An online event we co-hosted where I discussed diverse perspectives on climate emergency and explored new ways of thinking about transition with leading thinkers and activists in the field of sustainability.
Trap of Utopia: Capturing People's Anxieties in a Discursive Design Project
An article I wrote discussing the need for a designer's sensitivity to anxiety and friction, based on the process of a post-Covid vision making project.
Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
This book by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley explores the complicated relationship between the body and technology, offering a far reaching archaeological viewpoint. Essential in understanding design and technology roles in the Anthropocene.
Living in Data
Data artist and educator Jer Thorp discusses how understanding the often-harmful aspects of our current data practice and actively addressing them can lead to a better information future.
My other half who is also a great illustrator/writer.