shiftN has been granted associate membership of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, ICSID, and full membership of Flanders Inshape. Although we are no designers per se, we see the value of being more closely involved with what happens in the design community. With Pars Pro Toto we have been collaborating for more than 10 years on the custom development of learning games. Furthermore, ever since the publication of Bruce Mau’s “Life Style”, design has been a powerful antenna to pick up weak signals relevant to our practice. And now that designers are quickly moving in a space where the stakes of the profession have been raised from designing stylish consumer products to prototype systemic solutions for the wicked problems of our time, it is even more vital to keep the pulse.