Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design / Edition 1

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In a world where awareness of ethics is increasing--but actual ethics themselves may be decreasing--where does graphic design fit in? What is the responsibility of the graphic designer? Is it right to use good design to further evil in the world, merely for the sake of being a good designer? Without dictating a moral stance, Good: Ethics and Graphic Design explores the idea of "being good" and uses what-if scenarios to explore the ramifications of different business decisions. Author Lucienne Roberts draws readers into a debate about professional "goodness" versus personal "goodness" and the relationship between ethics and design practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782940373147
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: Required Reading Range Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucienne Roberts is the founder of the design studio sans+baum, which focuses on projects outside the commercial mainstream. A contributor to Eye and Grafik magazines, she lives in London, UK.

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Table of Contents

Using this book     006
Declaring an interest     008
Some useful definitions     010
The parameters of this book     011
Introduction     012
Making good     017
Issues raised     032
Approaching good     033
Philosophy   Anthony Grayling     034
The law   Jacqueline Roach     044
Theology   Richard Holloway     050
Politics   Delyth Morgan     058
Issues raised     064
Glossary of ethical thought   Naomi Goulder   Frederick Willemarck     065
Human Rights Act, 1998 The Convention Rights     074
Debating good     081
Should I be nice to everyone?     082
Who should I work for?     088
Is it okay to be happy?     094
Who has the right to judge?     100
What is it worth?     106
Issues raised     112
Being good     133
Furniture and product design/exhibition design/installations   Michael Marriott     114
Are you a good designer?   Paula Scher   Oded Ezer   Divya Chadha     119
Architecture   Billie Tsien     122
Are you a good designer?   Will Holder     125
Editorial design   Simon Esterson     126
Are you a good designer?$dthomas.mattews   James Victore     130
Photojournalism   Chris de Bode     132
Are you a good designer?   Deborah Szebeko     135
Graphic design/public art   Sheila Levrant de Bretteville     136
Are you a good designer?   Ali Rashidi   Luba Lukova   Susanne Dechant     141
Issues raised     144
Examples     145
Doing good     161
Sustainability Issue Mapping     162
Case studies     174
Ken Garland     176
Violetta Boxill     180
Pat Kahn     184
Dan Eatock     188
Issues raised     192
Reference     193
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  • Posted August 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Food for Thought for All Designers.

    I am the first to admit that my background is not in intellectual theory. When I had to complete a project heavily based around ethical design for my degree this caused me some apprehension at first. This book cured all of my worries.

    It looks at ethics from the view of respected political, sociological, philosophical, theological and legal leaders in each field while also including the key concepts of thinkers throughout history such as Plato. I found this really useful because it meant I had to do little background research and when I did this book had given me the starting point to go from. I couldn't have asked for more.

    I am so glad I have read this book. By using many different forms of design it provides 'food for thought' which I prefer to preaching. I think this will really help me when I begin to look for work and do work as a graphic designer. Thanks to this book I have now begun to form my own opinions about the accountability of a graphic designer in the knowledge of other viewpoints within and outside of the profession. This is unmissable for design practices, students and professionals.

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