Design in the Public Interest –The Dilemma of Professionalism

December 3, 2015

Part One is an overview of concepts of professionalism in design. It concludes with an overview of emerging trends in academic and professional practice, such as non-profit community design advocacy projects like Design Corps, and numerous practices engaged in what the Cooper-Hewitt Museum calls ―Design for the Other 90 Percent. Part Two focuses on the design process itself, arguing for approaches that favor Design Engagement rather than Design Assistance and offering principles that can foster community collaborative design practice.

Corser, Rob. (2011). Design in the Public Interest –The Dilemma of Professionalism. Imagining America. Full Text.

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