Developing Citizen Designers

Developing Citizen Designers

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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.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22.86mm | 957g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 253 colour illus
  • 0857856200
  • 9780857856203
  • 70,424

Table of contents

Foreword, Bernard Canniffe, Iowa State University, USA
Introduction, Elizabeth Resnick, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA
Graphic Design Education and the Challenge of Social Transformation, Victor Margolin, design historian and writer, USA

Part 1: Designing Thinking
Section 1: Socially Responsible Design
1. Essay: Anatomy of the Socially Responsible Designer, Andrew Shea, designer, writer and educator, USA
2. Interview: Five Questions of Omar Vulpinari, IUAV University of Venice, Italy
3. Case Study: Apocalypsis Ante Portas - Exoteric City Competition, Dora Balla, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary
4. Case Study: Senor John's BBQ Sauce, Antonio H Castro, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
5. Case Study: Womens Exchange, Brockett Horne, Maryland Institute College of Art, USA
6. Case Study: The Kelabit Highlands Community Development Project, Meghan Kelly, Deakin University, Australia
7. Case Study: Fundacion Mark, Gustavo Morainslie, Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico campus Atizapan, Mexico
8. Case Study: Greening the Mind (Matarkista Reykjavikur), Massimo Santanicchia, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Iceland
9. Case Study: together+, Robert Sedlack, University of Notre Dame, USA
10. Case Study: Women of Istanbul Through Time, Basak UErkmez, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey

Section 2: Design Activism
1. Essay: What Design Activism is and is Not: A Primer for Students, Natalia Ilyin, Cornish College of the Arts, USA
2. Interview: Five Questions of Harry Pearce, Pentagram, UK
3. Case Study: Life is a Protest, Gulizar Cepoglu, London College of Communication, UK
4. Case Study: Amen: Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, Brenda Dermody and Clare Bell, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
5. Case Study: Bird's Eye View, Alice Drueding, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, USA
6. Case Study: Sustainable, Joo Ha, Namseoul University, South Korea
7. Case Study: Finding Your Way_De Grote Beek, Catelijne van Middelkoop, Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands
8. Case Study: Designing Police, Bernard Canniffe, Ringling College of Art and Design, USA
9. Case Study: Communication Design for Social Issues, Hyunmee Kim, Samsung Art and Design Institute, South Korea
10. Case Study: WASH Curriculum Redesign, Ken Visocky-O'Grady, Kent State University, USA

Section 3: Design Authorship
1. Essay: Embracing the Notion of Design Authorship and Entrepreneurship, Steven McCarthy, University of Minnesota, USA
2. Interview: Five Questions of Juhan Sonin, Involution Studios, USA
3. Case Study: Food for Good: Self-Initiated Project, Sian Cook, London College of Communication, UK
4. Case Study: Packaged Pets, Maria Mordvintseva, Designer, Russia
5. Case Study: SexSense, David Smith, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland
6. Case Study: Culturally Appropriate Graphics, Audrey Bennett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
7. Case Study: Entomo, David Smith, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland

Part 2: Design Methodology
Section 1: Collaborative Learning
1. Essay: Collaborative Learning: The Social in Social Design, Teal Triggs, Royal College of Art, UK
2. Interview: Five Questions of Jacques Lange, Bluprint Design, South Africa
3. Case Study: Project Baltimore, Ryan Clifford, Maryland Institute College of Art, USA
4. Case Study: Designing for Democracy, Christopher Hetherington, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Canada
5. Case Study: Community Partnership with St. James School, Kelly Holohan, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, USA
6. Case Study: European Street Design Challenge 2013, Sadna Jain, Chelsea College of Art, UK
7. Case Study: The West End Workbook, Keith Owens and Michael Gibson, The University of North Texas, USA
8. Case Study: ELISAVA 4 Walls Project, Raffaella Perrone, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Spain
9. Case Study: Welcome Home, Lisa Rosowsky, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA
10. Case Study: The Brightmoor Farmway Project, Hannah Smotrich and Charlie Michaels, University of Michigan, USA

Section 2: Participatory Design
1. Essay: Social Innovation through Participatory Design, Helen Armstrong, Miami University, USA
2. Interview: Five Questions of Astrid Stavro, Atlas Studio, Spain
3. Case Study: Colors for Life/ Diego Giovanni Bermudez Aquirre, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia
4. Case Study: WhoNotWhat: A Photovoice Exploration, Mark Biddle, Weber State University, USA
5. Case Study: InDEFYnable: Struggle Together, Stand Together, Audra Buck-Coleman, University of Maryland, USA
6. Case Study: Designing Alteratives, Emma Gieben-Gamal and Sonia Matos, University of Edinburgh, UK
7. Case Study: Family Van Wrap Redesign, Elizabeth Resnick, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA
8. Case Study: Llagostera Youth Center, Ariel Guersenzvaig, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Spain
9. Case Study: The Human Story, Jackie Malcolm, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, UK
10. Case Study: Dementia Lab (D-lab) Masters Module, Andrea Wilkinson, LUCA School of Arts, Belgium

Section 3: Service Design
1. Essay: Designing from the End to the Beginning and Back Again: Introducing Students to Service Design Thinking, Michael Gibson, The University of North Texas, USA
2. Interview: Five Questions of Jake Barrow, George Patterson Y&R, Australia
3. Case Study: Designing a Better Fly-In-Fly-Out Lifestyle in Western Australia, Christopher Kueh, Edith Cowan University, Australia
4. Case Study: Creating an Identity for the Cahaba River Blueway, Doug Barrett, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA and Matt Leavell, both University of Alabama, USA
5. Case Study: Ballot: a Digital Resource to Assist Young Adults with the Voting Process, Paul Nini, The Ohio State University, USA
6. Case Study: Prosperity Gardens, Brian Wiley and Eric Benson, University of Illinois, USA
7. Case Study: Translating Happiness through Design, Stuart Medley, Christopher Kueh, and Hanadi Haddad, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Part 3: Making a Difference
Section 1: Getting Involved
1. Essay: Designing Sustainable and Equitable Relationships with Communities, Eric Benson, University of Illinois, USA
2. Interview: Five Questions of Kenji Nakayama, artist, USA
3. Essay: Teaching Social Literacy, Myra Margolin, Maryland Institute College of Art and Design, USA
4. Essay: Cultural Respect, Not Social Responsibility: The Seven Principles of Design Anthrology, Elizabeth Tunstall, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Section 2: Resources
1. Essay: Assessment Considerations for Social Impact Design, Audra Buck-Coleman, University of Maryland, USA
2. Essay: The Citizen Designer: A Cautionary Note, Cinnamon Janzer and Lauren Weinstein, designers, USA
3. Essay: Making the Transition: A Personal Reflection, Penina Acayo, University of Notre Dame, USA
4. Essay: Some Thoughts on Empathy, Gunta Kaza, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA
5. Essay: All Together Now, Scott Boylston, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
6. Resources

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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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About Elizabeth Resnick

Elizabeth Resnick is a professor of graphic design Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA.
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