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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.
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.