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Developing Citizen Designers (Hardback)
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Developing Citizen Designers (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 25/02/2016
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The aim of this book is to enable students, educators and designers in the early stages of their careers to learn and practise design in a socially responsible manner. It responds to the rise of academic debate and teaching in the areas of social design, sustainable design, ethical design and design futures. Citizen Designers is a practically and pedagogically focused book, with each chapter addressing a particular area or issue within design practice and education, with an overview framing essay, interviews with practitioners and educators, and assignment briefs through which the reader can understand the process by which a brief is set, met and critiqued.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780857856562
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 1116 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The urgency of the need for this book cannot be overstated. The culture of graphic design is now poised to catch up with the sea change within design already demanding holistic change. It provides clear examples of why this work matters especially as a serious area of research within design education and affecting industry. * Peter Fine, University of Wyoming, USA *
"A timely reminder of the potential and influence of an underestimated profession. The practice of graphic design really is a matter of life or death. Elizabeth Resnick offers an accessible, insightful and ultimately usable guide on how to be a designer who can change the world. An inspirational resource for students, teachers and design professionals" * Olwen Moseley, Dean of Cardiff School of Art & Design, UK *
Designing responsibly is an increasingly important criteria for a generation of students who have grown up with a strong awareness of green, ethical and social responsibility. Developing Citizen Designers makes its case with reason and clarity. Rather than focusing on 'shock' imagery, and the inevitability of becoming overly designed, the layout and flow of the book is calm and rational, serving to project and communicate the passionate content with even greater success. * Philip Thomas, University of Wales Trinity St David, UK *
This is a very good text, showcasing method, process and outcomes for projects focusing on design for society [...] one of the best texts on the subject. * Myrna MacLeod, Edinburgh Napier University, UK *
Developing Citizen Designers is a well-organized resource, designed to offer meaningful guidance on social design practices via a close, cover-to-cover read or quick access to individual, topic-specific, framing essays, interviews and case studies of university-level, socially and culturally transformative design assignment briefs... Elizabeth Resnick's deep experience as a design curator, educator, author, facilitator, and instigator offers an ideal, passionate position from which to call upon, cull and synthesize the diverse array of national and international voices and project-based case studies on offer within Developing Citizen Designers. The people-centered design and research skills imparted in the various methodologies outlined in the essays, interviews and case studies in Developing Citizen Designers comprise the spectrum of understanding and knowledge needed by future designers, regardless of how, when and whether they define themselves as citizen designers. * Dialectic *
The critical stance and passionate position that Resnick adopts for her compilation allow her voice to be heard as a seminal one, alongside her contemporaries... the tone of the book is motivating and encourages educators to pursue socially responsible design in their curricula and students to see socially responsible design as an empathic way of thinking... Resnick's literary contribution also provides a broad scope for socially responsible design by including examples that traverse the use of different media. * Fatima Cassim, Lecturer in Information Design at the University of Pretoria, South Africa *
An engaging range of writing and illustrative work, stimulus quotations, discussion and a spectrum of the theoretical and the practical in and for design education in general and graphic design education in particular. * Design and Technology Education *

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