With the rise of technology, it is easier than ever before to do anything you could possibly imagine. With just the push of a button, we can cook food, take a picture, talk to someone. However as our activities become more effortless, they require less and less thought, creating a disconnect between the individual and the world around them. We put so much emphasis on immediate satisfaction, but we lose sight of the bigger picture. We live in a wondrously complex society, yet we have become blind to the intricacies of the systems around us, stripped of moments for critical thought and introspection that lead to a holistic understanding of world we inhabit.
Transformative experiences can connect people with the world in richer, more fulfilling ways by manifesting personal values to inspire self-discovery. We can use design to create interactions that change the ways they accomplish daily activities, encouraging them to slow down and become more sensitive to their surroundings, and empowering them to be more empathetic toward the systems, products, and people that shape our way of life. In rekindling these relationships, design has the opportunity to help people view the world from new perspectives; to bring greater meaning to the commonplace, so that people may find joy and fulfillment in their everyday activities.