Learn to approach design with empathy, says co-founder of Snøhetta

“Just look at people…,” says Craig Dykers. “Getting to know their faces helps you understand who you’re making things for.” Nordic architectural firm Snøhetta has over the last 25 years been designing some of the world’s most noteworthy public and cultural projects including thought-provoking installations and treetop bedrooms. Speaking at the Design Indaba Conference 2017, co-founder Craig Dykers attributed the firm’s success to a non-linear outlook on what he called the design of habitat.