chapter  7
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Speculating on the steady state scenario Thinking about three possible organizing principles (that replace consumerism and growth) for design work in a steady state economy

For the sake of argument, let us suppose that activist efforts are successful and that affl uent countries develop steady state economies that prioritize real wellbeing. Economic growth will no longer be a central organizing principle, so how will designers be affected by new organizing principles? In this chapter we briefl y and broadly consider this question.