Key Dates – Dissertation notesPosted: December 18, 2015 | |
Do good design
Chapter 11 P.135
1964 – First Things First manifest Ken Garland, and thought our skill could be used in a more nobler way.
1983 – The world bodies of the main design disciplines (icograda, IFI, and icsid) jointly declared that “a designer accepts professional responsibility to act in the best interest of ecology and of the natural environment.”
1996 – Design has been a certified profession. The term “R.G.D.” (and “Registered Graphic Designer”) is now a professional designation protected by law. The Rules of Professional Conduct are linked through certification to the law of Ontario.
1999 – Movement of sorts?
2000 – The society of Graphic Designers of Canada adopted a courageous and progressive national code of ethics, standing on the shoulders of inspiring documents for around the world. Including a commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
2000 – First Things First second release, published in adbusters, the AIGA Journal, Blueprint, Emigre, Eye, Form, and Items.
2005 – AIGA, the world body for communication design, offers the Canadian model as a benchmark for design associations in other countries seeking to establish their own code of conduct.
90% of Europe’s top companies publish corporate social responsibility reports.
Changing the existing system.
Being green has now become a mainstream obsession. p.143
Ways you can do help- Cradle to cradle
- Demand objects that are designed to last
- Avoid disposable
- Carry one great pen – fuck Bic
- Eat fewer animals
- Avoid bottle water
- drink and eat local
- Resist all messages that seek to convince you that you need to consume in order to feel good
- Avoid products made of PVC, the hazardous waste of the display industry
- Buy products that tell the truth
- Resist being manipulated by visual lies
- Lead by example
Design your better future, then help us all design ours.