An ecology of media, technology and design

Tasa Yurtsever U. B.

International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship , vol.3, no.1, pp.17-30, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


It is a mediated experience through designed artefacts, systems and environments that human beings relate to the earth. The already transformative effect of this mediated existence has accelerated sharply with digitalization. In this research, we take the dichotomies of nature/culture and human/environment and the consequent miscalibration between human intentions and ecological results as the root cause of the current ecology and mind crisis, and we approach the situation as a ‘design failure’. We intend holistically to propose a conceptual design guideline, as a contemplation tool to be able to ‘think like a mountain,’ which proposes a set of common principles that healthy ecosystems are supposed to carry.