Articles on Social responsibility

Thoughts, case studies, book reviews, debates and tips on Social responsibility, 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 Jorge Luis Muñoz
Author:
Jorge Luis Muñoz
Title:
What is social design?
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Design's social impact is a research area not covered enough by designers.
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Portrait of Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Author:
Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Title:
Design and intelligence development
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Human beings are born with several potentialities marked by genetics; nevertheless, today we know that we can develop some others through certain stimulus, like design.
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Portrait of Jorge Luis Muñoz
Author:
Jorge Luis Muñoz
Title:
Social design: definitions
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Graphic design seeking for understanding between sender and receiver through communication.
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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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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 Andrés Gustavo Muglia
Author:
Andrés Gustavo Muglia
Title:
A navel too big
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Isn't it too much to ask design to “make the world better”? Isn't there in such request an exacerbation of its goals (and of designers) above its possibilities and concerns?
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Main illustration of the article The citizen designer
Author:
Fernando Rodríguez Álvarez
Title:
The citizen designer
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In the dark days that live Mexico, emerges a discussion about how designers get involved with social conflicts.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
Author:
Norberto Chaves
Title:
Don't Mess with My Design!
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The interprofessional critique taboo: insecurity, paranoia and corporatism refuge.
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Main illustration of the article Malacca Beach: Social and Environmental Implications of Design
Author:
Antonio Recamier
Title:
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 Norberto Chaves
Author:
Norberto Chaves
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Verbal/Non Verbal as an Identifying Polarity
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The typological role in identity reference.
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Portrait of David Gallo
Author:
David Gallo
Title:
Planned Obsolescence
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Design should no longer respond to market interests anymore, but to the human needs that as a global community we have created as time goes by.
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Portrait of Camilo A. Angulo
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
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The Roots of Industrial Design Colleges in Colombia
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Looking back from two theories about its origin.
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Main illustration of the article Green Models in Classroom
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
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Green Models in Classroom
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Design teachers must spread pedagogical processes for a green world to reduce the impact of our academic exercises on the local environment.
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Portrait of André Ricard
Author:
André Ricard
Title:
Fewer Products vs. More Services
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A possible new horizon for the world and for the Design.
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