Designing the now is a design course based on the intervention design approach, given at the Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology (MAMDT).

In ten weeks students get used to the intervention design approach, are encouraged to think about the role of design and their own role as designer, pick a challenge and design a high-fidelity prototype.

Intervention design is a discursive design approach that is influenced by accelerationism, speculative realism, speculative design, design fiction, system thinking, and design thinking. It is an approach beyond speculative design aiming at designing the now by thinking of the near future.

The course is lead by design and media sociologist Theo Ploeg and involves designer Nina Mathia Simons (Studio Kernland), creative group Imagination of Things, Studio Dáárheen‘s Nicole Spit, MAMDT lecturers Roger Weldam and Annelies Falk and guest speakers.

Read more about intervention design at Studio Hyperspace.