Articles on Social responsibility

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

Portrait of Camilo A. Angulo
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
Title:
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 The citizen designer
Author:
Fernando Rodríguez Álvarez
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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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Main illustration of the article Green Models in Classroom
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
Title:
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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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 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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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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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 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 Norberto Chaves
Author:
Norberto Chaves
Title:
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 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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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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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 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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