27 July 2005

Should design inform social policy? [UsabilityNews]

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Does design have a role in implementing social policy and addressing political challenges?

In an informal debate on “Design and Social Policy”, the July meeting of AIGA Experience Design in London weighed up just how far designers should be engaged in the political practices of shaping society.

Talking from the front bench were panellists: Ben Rogers, Associate Director/Head of the Democracy team at the ippr; Richard Eisermann, Director of Design and Innovation at the Design Council and James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University.

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