Design Tomorrow


Design is Art with Rules

Ep. 5

There is no good definition of design. In this episode, Chris talks about what distinguishes design from art, and how accountability plays a unique role in making the distinction clear.


4'33", by John Cage

The scene sampled at the end of the episode is from "A Matter of Perspective," Season 3, Episode 14 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. You can view the clip here.


Wilt, by r beny

Mercurial Vision, by Blue Dot Sessions

ektar, by r beny


Design Tomorrow is produced by Chris Butler at the Tomorrow office in Durham, NC. You can follow the show on Twitter @dsgntmrrw, visit the show's website at, or email Chris directly at chris @

Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

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