This guide will help you get started researching developmental issues on design for social impact and innovation.
The guide focuses on four core themes:
Hover over the tabs above to find materials for each theme; there you will find each theme's recommended:
- annual reports
- key organizations
- web sites and blogs
- DM project partnerships
Designmatters Recommended Readings
Designmatters-curated digest of DM favorite publications, articles and links, that focus on design for social innovation.
Also, 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
The Designmatters Department
"Designmatters (DM) is an educational department that partners with every discipline at Art Center to focus on art and design education with a social impact agenda and “real-world” outcomes that are implemented through a series of unique partnerships and alliances with global development agencies, government groups, academic institutions, local and national non-profits, and leading industry.
The DM concentration is offered to students who wish to explore more fully art and design for social impact."
To learn more about DM, visit www.designmatters.artcenter.edu.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also view the Designmatter Blog at http://www.designmattersatartcenter.org/blog/
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