Download e-book for iPad: Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change the World by David B. Berman

By David B. Berman

ISBN-10: 032157320X

ISBN-13: 9780321573209

FOREWORD by way of ERIK  SPIEKERMANN How did layout support select a president? Why are humans procuring homes they can't have enough money? Why do U.S. vehicle makers now fight to compete? Why can we rather have an environmental situation? Design concerns. Like by no means earlier than. Disarming the guns of mass deception. Designers create rather a lot of what we see, what we use, and what we adventure. during this time of unparalleled environmental, social, and financial crises, designers can opt for what their younger occupation may be approximately: inventing deceptions that inspire extra consumption—or supporting fix the area. Do stable layout is a decision to motion: It signals designers to the function they play in persuading worldwide audiences to satisfy invented wishes. The e-book outlines a extra sustainable method of either the perform and the intake of layout. All pros could be encouraged through the message of the way one can suppose higher approximately itself through conserving onto its rules. during this provocative and dramatically-illustrated ebook, David Berman deals a robust and hopeful message for all designers. this present day, everyone seems to be a dressmaker. And the way forward for civilization is our universal layout undertaking. Do sturdy layout is an AIGA layout Press publication, released less than Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA. the writer will make a donation of 10% of his proceeds to a now not for-profit association whose project is in alignment with the targets of this publication.

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In the site’s first year, designers from 77 countries signed in. ” POP LANDSCAPE 44 DO GOOD DESIGN Many American states hold easy-to-leverage brands (think California raisins or Florida oranges), but how about the less-famous members of the union? If the aboriginal cachet is no longer pulling traffic for “North Dakota,” why not just rename the state, or even trade the right to brand the entire territory to the highest corporate bidder? Imagine your new license plate from the Great State of Northwest Airlines, just a short commute from the Great State of Southwest Airlines.

I am told by a manager at our local bottler that they operate at a loss as often as at a profit. These drink dispensers beckon from the sidewalks outside our corner stores in the summer heat, while our province suffers from rotating power brownouts. Other entrepreneurs have learned from Coke: A few years ago, a company offered to put recycling bins and park benches around Canada’s capital, at no cost to our city. The cash-strapped municipal government embraced the idea. Now we have advertising shaped into thin recycling bins all over town, or posing as garbage cans, As in most of Earth’s urban spaces, advertising is taking over the streets of my hometown POP LANDSCAPE 33 PHOTOS: DAVID BERMAN each with a park bench attached.

BUSH DOING GOOD The Aspen Design Challenge is an annual call that invites students worldwide to address a crucial international problem. The first was “Designing Water’s Future” and challenged cross-disciplinary student teams to develop design solutions that encourage responsible water use and awareness of the importance of water conservation. It’s a joint project of AIGA in the United States and INDEX in Denmark. AIGA is amongst the growing group of leaders in the design industry, who, through initiatives such as proclaiming “carbon-neutral design” are influencing designers, manufacturers, and corporate consumers to rethink design.

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