Brings together essential writings on social design theory and practice from the 1960s to the present day, combined with contextualising editorial introductions and useful resources for students.
- Preface / Elizabeth Resnick Section 1: Making a Stand: A New Social Agenda for Design - Introduction - Elizabeth Resnick - Is Social Design A Thing? - Cameron Tonkinwise - Social Design: From Utopia to the Good Society - Victor Margolin - Emigre Culture and the Origins of Social Design - Alison J. Clarke Section 2: Creating the Future: Defining the Socially Responsible Designer 1964-1999 - Introduction - Elizabeth Resnick - First Things First Manifesto - Ken Garland - Here Are Some Things We Must Do - Ken Garland - Edugraphology-The Myths of Design and the Design of Myths - Victor Papanek - Design As A Socially Significant Activity - Clive Dilnot - Designerly Ways of Knowing - Nigel Cross - The Future Isn't What it Used to Be - Victor Papanek - Commerce or Culture: Industrialization and Design - John Heskett - Wicked Problems in Design Thinking - Richard Buchanan - Good Citizenship: Design as a Social and Political Force - Katherine McCoy - Feminist Perspectives (Design for Society) - Nigel Whitely - There is Such a Thing as Society - Andrew Howard - Design and Reflexivity - Jan van Toorn - Design Noir - Anthony Dunne Section 3: A Sea Change: The Paradigm Shift from Objects to Systems 2000-2020 - Introduction - Elizabeth Resnick - First Things First Manifesto 2000 - Kalle Lasn - A "Social Model" of Design: Issues of Practice and Research - Victor Margolin and Sylvia Margolin - The Dematerialization of Design - Jorge Frascara - Why Being "Less Bad" Is No Good (Cradle to Cradle) - William McDonough and Michael Braungart - Clothes That Connect - Kate Fletcher - Design's Role in Sustainable Consumption - Ann Thorpe - Transformative Services and Transformation Design - Daniela Sangiorgi - Rethinking Design Thinking, Part I - Lucy Kimbell - Rethinking Design Thinking, Part 2 - Lucy Kimbell - Design Things and Design Thinking: Contemporary Participatory Design Challenges - Erling Bjoegvinsson, Pelle Ehn, Per-Anders Hillgren - From Design Culture to Design Activism - Guy Julier - Decolonizing Design Innovation - Elizabeth Tunstall - Social Design and Neocolonialism - Cinnamon Janzer and Lauren Weinstein - Futuristic Gizmos, Conservative Ideals: On Speculative Anachronistic Design - Luiza Prado de O. Martins and Pedro Vieira de Oliveira - Privilege and Oppression: Towards a Feminist Speculative Design - Luiza Prado de O. Martins - Is Sustainable Innovation an Oxymoron? - Elizabeth B-N Sanders - Social innovation and design: Enabling, replicating and synergizing - Ezio Manzini - Global Methods, Local Designs - Ahmed Ansari - The Emerging Transition Design Approach - Terry Irwin - Contributors bios - Further reading - Index
Elizabeth Resnick is Professor Emerita of Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, USA.