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A Designmatters Resource Guide.
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide will help you get started researching developmental issues on design for social impact and innovation.

The guide focuses on four core themes:

Scroll over the tabs above to find each theme's recommended:

  • books
  • journals
  • annual reports
  • databases
  • key organizations
  • web sites and blogs
  • DM project partnerships 

Designmatters Recommended Readings

Be sure to check out the DM online publications.

Browse the library catalog to find resources published by DM.  Try searching for Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.). Design Matters.


Responsible Design at Art Center College of Design


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"Designmatters is an educational Department at ArtCenter College of Design that engages all majors taught at the College with a dynamic, entrepreneurial and experiential approach to design education. For more than a decade, the department has built a broad network of innovative collaborations with social, public and private sector organizations that are striving to design a better and more humane future for all.

Designmatters is at the helm of a diverse set of educational initiatives, special projects and publications that demonstrate the power of design for social innovation: an emergent field of design inquiry and practice that is oriented toward new possibilities for action and human progress.

Designmatters Concentration

The Designmatters Concentration is a customizable course of study for Art Center undergraduate students who are passionate about social impact and want to master a toolkit of design skills and strategies to navigate the complex dynamics of working with communities and designing for social change. To learn more, visit


"EcoCouncil is a student-run organization that has led the way in developing and implementing creative, environmentally responsible solutions to life at Art Center College of Design. EcoCouncil’s vision is for sustainability to be fully integrated throughout all entities of the college, including our infrastructure, operations, pedagogy, and student life."

Join them at their weekly meetings every Friday at 1:00 PM in the CMTEL.

Contact them at



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