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Design for Social Good – Part 3: How do I get involved?

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Design for Social Good – Part 3: How do I get involved?

Over the past two weeks, I’ve explored what Social Design is, and why we should be invested in its practice. And last week I talked about my approach to it through the creation of Curative. But Curative is just one approach to Social Design. There are many other ways to be “do-gooder designers.”

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Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Director of Studies in Graphic Design at Yale University says, “Designers have to make their own choices… as to how best to contribute to our shared culture. All graphic design is by its nature social, so it is a matter of which kinds of social engagements are most desirable to you.”

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I've seen the above gibe pop up a number of times in my many internet binge sessions. I've been drawn into many discussions about it. I've heard both sides. And while I understand some of the concerns that may have led to this kind of cynicism, I have to politely disagree.