Do Good Design: How Design Can Change Our World

Do Good Design: How Design Can Change Our World

by David B. Berman
     
 

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FOREWORD BY ERIK  SPIEKERMANN

How did design help choose a president?
Why are people buying houses they cannot afford?
Why do U.S. car makers now struggle to compete? Why do we really have an environmental

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

FOREWORD BY ERIK  SPIEKERMANN

How did design help choose a president?
Why are people buying houses they cannot afford?
Why do U.S. car makers now struggle to compete? Why do we really have an environmental crisis?
Design matters. Like never before.

Disarming the weapons of mass deception.
Designers create so much of what we see, what we use, and what we experience. In this time of unprecedented environmental, social, and economic crises, designers can choose what their young profession will be about: inventing deceptions that encourage more consumption—or helping repair the world.

Do Good Design is a call to action:
It alerts designers to the role they play in persuading global audiences to fulfill invented needs. The book outlines a more sustainable approach to both the practice and the consumption of design. All professionals will be inspired by the message of how one industry can feel better about itself by holding onto its principles. In this provocative and dramatically-illustrated book, David Berman offers a powerful and hopeful message for all designers.

Today, everyone is a designer.
And the future of civilization is our common design project.

Do Good Design is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA. The author will make a donation of 10% of his proceeds to a not for-profit organization whose mission is in alignment with the goals of this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132104241
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
884,621
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

David B. Berman is a strategic consultant with 30 years experience in universal design thinking.  He has traveled to over 50 countries, as an expert speaker, high-level advisor to the U.N., Ethics Chair for graphic design in Canada, chair for accessible technology at Carleton University, and a vice president of Icograda, the world body for graphic design.  Clients include IBM, the international Space Station, Sierra Club, and Canada's three largest federal government departments.

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