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Chaos is also needed to build a Smart Nation

Disrupted gets tips from one of the world's most influential designers, Carlo Ratti, on how to merge the digital with the physical

"Innovation demands an environment where top-down ideas are challenged, so that new and better ones can advance. In some cases, it will also need a good dose of chaos - the opposite of optimal efficiency." Professor Ratti (above,far right) on the need for creative chaos. (Above)As director of the MIT Senseable City Lab, he is seen here with a touchscreen installation at the National Museum in 2014.

CARLO Ratti is a lot of things: architect, engineer, activist, and voted one of the world's most influential designers. He runs his own design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati, and teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, which...

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