Articles on Life quality

Thoughts, case studies, book reviews, debates and tips on Life quality, written by prominent authors and carefully edited by FOROALFA.

Main illustration of the article Accomplice Design or Ethical Design
Author:
Rodolfo Álvarez
Title:
Accomplice Design or Ethical Design
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How long are the designers going to keep collaborating with a system which leads us to an Earth disaster?
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Portrait of Pau De Riba
Author:
Pau De Riba
Title:
Invisible Design
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After the “premium” stage where design acts as quality mark, good design should become a “commodity”, a component of the welfare society we take for granted.
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Main illustration of the article Malacca Beach: Social and Environmental Implications of Design
Author:
Antonio Recamier
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Malacca Beach: Social and Environmental Implications of Design
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A call to designers and engineers to take up social and environmental impact in their designs - especially when it comes to off-shore resource extraction.
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Portrait of Hector Bruguera
Author:
Hector Bruguera
Title:
Being a new rockstar of design
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Can future designers create a sustainable personal image on any scenario that the market might present?
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Portrait of Martín Álvarez Comesaña
Author:
Martín Álvarez Comesaña
Title:
Sign consumption
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Culture adherence to the speech of globalization require reviewing purposes and values design assumed.
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Portrait of André Ricard
Author:
André Ricard
Title:
Design and everyday's life
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Designers can make a real contribution to everyday's life quality projecting low-tech objects where the shape itself allows function.
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Main illustration of the article Graphic design's carbon footprint
Author:
Fernando Navia Meyer
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Graphic design's carbon footprint
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Carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse effect gases, bound to a product or service.
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Main illustration of the article Ambient design and new technologies
Author:
Mariane Garcia Unanue
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Ambient design and new technologies
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New ambients and spaces go along with habit and behavior changes in people. In this scenario: what is the role of technology?
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