Developing Citizen Designers

Developing Citizen Designers

by Elizabeth Resnick

Elizabeth Resnick is a professor of graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA. Her publications include: Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics (2003); Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication for Prentice-Hall Publications (1984); Exhibition catalogue for The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965-2005 authored with co-curators Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman; Exhibition catalogue for Graphic Intervention: International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010 co-authored with co-curator Javier Cortás, and Exhibition catalogue for Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
  • DOI:
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-7439-5 (online)

    978-0-8578-5656-2 (hardback)

    978-0-8578-5620-3 (paperback)

    978-0-8578-5724-8 (epub)

    978-0-8578-5764-4 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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Developing Citizen Designers
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The aim of this book is to enable students, educators and designers in the early stages of their careers to learn and practise design in a socially responsible manner. It responds to the rise of academic debate and teaching in the areas of social design, sustainable design, ethical design and design futures. Citizen Designers is a practically and pedagogically focused book, with each chapter addressing a particular area or issue within design practice and education, with an overview framing essay, interviews with practitioners and educators, and assignment briefs through which the reader can understand the process by which a brief is set, met and critiqued.