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Jade Tang-Taylor

Design. Diversity. Two powerful words. What happens when they collide?

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Design. Diversity. Two powerful words. What happens when they collide?

Idealog is of the view that with diversity of experience and thought comes greater creativity – but don't just take our word for it. Design consultant, inaugural head of Better by Design and former head of design at NZTE Judith Thompson and design consultant, lecturer and strategist Jade Tang-Taylor take a look at why diversity in design is important, and highlight some great initiatives making Aotearoa New Zealand more diverse and inclusive.

Design

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.”

Design

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.”

Design

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.