Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility

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Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne
Allworth, 2003 - Art - 259 pages
Introduction / Steven Heller Part I. Social responsibility : Good citizenship: design as a social and political force / Katherine McCoy Socially responsible advertising: Altruism or exploitation? / Judith Schwartz Ethical design education: confessions of a sixties idealist / Susan Szenasy Beyond pro bono: graphic design's social work / Annie Bush Timing is everything: lessons from Sphere magazine / Peter Hall Healing with design: an educational approach / Chase A. Rogers Expelling school violence: visual communications as a catalyst for change / Carolyn McCarron Brand name dropper / Steven Heller interviews Shawn Wolfe Not for profit / Steven Heller interviews David Sterling and Mark Randall Reporters without borders / Véronique Vienne interviews Robert Menard Part II. Professional responsibility : The cultural influence of brands: in defense of advertising / Chris Riley Mental whiplash: the subjects of our attraction / Leslie Becker Reality branding: addressing real concerns and real needs / Nancy Bernard Think globally, upload locally: responsible web design / J.D. Biersdorfer The weaving of design and community / Julie Baugnet Human values in commerce: a profile of Sara Little Turnbull / Véronique Vienne Who gets to say what to whom? / Maud Lavin Typographica mea culpa / Steven Heller Responsibility answers absurdity / Michael Schmidt Usability expert / Steven Heller interviews Don Norman Designers and architects / Cheryl Towler Weese interviews Stanley Tigerman Part III. Artistic responsibility : "Beautility": good design has utility / Tucker Viemeister What's wrong with plagiarism? / Gunnar Swanson The designer as producer: working outside mainstream manufacturing / Victor Margolin I was thinking the other day about one possible scenario for a collective future: the open source software movement / David Reinfurt A life of luxury: when products are naughty but nice / Hugh Aldersey-Williams I [heart] NY more than ever / Steven Heller interviews Milton Glaser Socialist Designers / Véronique Vienne interviews Fabrizio Gilardino of Socialist Designers Part IV. Raves and rants : Responsible to whom, I'd like to know?: consorting with clients to con shareholders / Ken Garland Note for the new millennium: is the role of design to glorify corporate power? / Stuart Ewen Brand you: Better selling through anthropology / Thomas Frank Hysteria [TM]: intelligent design, not clever advertising / Mr. Keedy Culture jamming, or something like it / Matt Soar Teaching as a subversive inactivity: the responsible design teacher / Roy R. Behrens (Do not) go to jail: monopoly and political protest / Teal Triggs He might be giant: Shepard Fairey / Michael Dooley Guerrilla street postering: civil disobedience in Los Angeles / Robbie Conal How low can you go?: the stupids awards / David Vogler Adbuster / Véronique Vienne interviews Kalle Lasn Last word : In a continuous state of becoming: design responsibility tomorrow / Véronique Vienne Biographies.

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I suppose I was the wrong audience for this book. I bought it because I saw names like Norman and Margolin but my decision was a little hasty because those are the exceptions, not the norm. This is a ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur Program. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of over 170 books on design, social satire, and visual culture. He is the recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award for "Design Mind." He lives in New York City. Veronique Vienne is an art director and writer. She was a magazine art director in the USA when she began to write to better analyze and understand the work of the graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who collaborated with her. Today, she writes books and conducts workshops on design criticism as a creative tool. She resides in Paris, France.

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