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Social Design: Good Designs for People, Planet, and Profit Anne Van Der Zwaag

Social Design: Good Designs for People, Planet, and Profit

Anne Van Der Zwaag

Published December 17th 2013
ISBN : 9789491727030
Hardcover
240 pages
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 About the Book 

Social design spans all areas of design that support a sustainable lifestyle and propose alternatives to the current social and economic systems: projects that are good for people, planet, and profit. In the last five years, the concept has become aMoreSocial design spans all areas of design that support a sustainable lifestyle and propose alternatives to the current social and economic systems: projects that are good for people, planet, and profit. In the last five years, the concept has become a focus of designers and corporate businesses worldwide.In the first chapter, this book explains in detail what social design is and how to create projects according to its standards and principles. The content of the second chapter is categorized according to five themes—the most important areas that social design currently relates to: Water, Food, Well-being, Waste, and Energy. Combining theory with practice, designs that have been successfully completed are shown here to set an example. They vary from architecture, interior design, and product design to fashion, art, graphic design, and photography. Interviews with social designers and background articles with other experts shed more light on these areas and the importance of social design. The third and last chapter provides many resources for further exploration of the subject.Given that there is very little published material about social design from a holistic and interdisciplinary angle, this book operates not only as a richly illustrated reference but also as catalyst for a design flow and mentality with great potential and far-reaching impact.