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HOW Changing the World with Design

Inspiration and How-to Advice for Design Activism

By Various Authors

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SKU# U7136

A guide to design activism. Filled with inspiring stories as well as advice and instructions for doing it yourself! Doing good is too important to think of as something better left to those fictitious “other” designers. People more famous. More talented. More connected. Richer. Younger. Braver. (Insert your own mental roadblock here.) In truth, anyone can be a design activist. It just starts with a commitment to yourself and your values.

To help you get started—or keep going—we’ve pulled some of the best tools, inspiration and resources from HOW Design and HOW Books. We hope they help you start making a difference while making a living right now.

Inside Changing the World with Design You'll Find:

The Design Activist’s Toolkit

The authors of “The Design Activist’s Handbook” share the best tools, inspiration and resources from the book to help you move from wanting to change the world with design to finally making it happen.
By Noah Scalin and Michelle Taute

Where Design is Going, and How to Be There

In order to preserve the professional practice of design, the practice has to be about more than using technology to create an artifact. Design must be about solving business and communication problems that people don’t even realize they have. Are you prepared to remain relevant for design’s bright new future?
By Cheryl Heller

Designing Change Through Management

If you really want to change the world as a designer, start by becoming a great manager so you can affect the lives of the people you work with every day.
By David C. Baker

Designing Change: 10 Influencers

The intersection of design and social impact is powerful. What types of organizations and programs exist to really take the concept to the next level?
by Jessica Kuhn

Color in Action

An Academy of Art course teams up with Pantone to challenge students to redefine or revitalize an object or space with a social cause in mind.
by Jessica Kuhn

Compass to Care

EPIC, an organization that pairs creatives with nonprofits, made a perfect match when it brought together a talented design team to refresh Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation’s website.
by Jessica Kuhn

Evan’s Life Foundation

Designers honor the life of a young boy through the nonprofit Evan’s Life, which is dedicated to helping children at risk. View the print material for the organization.
by Jessica Kuhn

Swipe Out Starvation

Swipe Out Starvation is a student-initiated program that allows university goers to donate their unused meal credits to hunger relief efforts. View the cards and website that brought this idea to life.
by Jessica Kuhn

Nice Ride Minnesota

When a bikeshare program launched in downtown Minneapolis, the avid cyclers behind Duffy & Partners jumped at the opportunity to build the brand from the ground up.
by Jessica Kuhn

Camp Firebelly

Design students and recent grads are brought together at Camp Firebelly by their passion to change the world with design.
by Jessica Kuhn

Wheel of Conscience

This national monument serves as a memorial to Jewish refugees aboard a ship who were denied safe haven in 1939. Designer and activist David Berman worked with architect Daniel Libeskind on the steel structure that now stands at Canada’s Pier 21 Immigration Museum.
by Jessica Kuhn

Candy Chang

Designer, architect and urban planner Candy Change simply likes to make cities more comfortable for people. View her projects in New Orleans that strive to make forward progress in stagnant areas of the city.
by Jessica Kuhn

On the House

Design firm Matchstic offers a behind-the-scenes look on their unique pro-bono model. They take on one nonprofit as a client for an entire year, breathing new life into every aspect of the brand.
by Jessica Kuhn


The book Just Design celebrates and explores how design ignites change by compiling and displaying a vast array of inspiring people, projects and causes. Wondering how to get started when it comes to making a difference with your design work? Learn how to become a problem seeker.
by Christopher Simmons

The Activist's Toolbox

The Design Activist’s Handbook is a manual for any graphic designer who is trying to figure out how to get into design activism.
by Noah Scalin and Michelle Taute

SKU U7136
Author/Speaker/Editor Various Authors
File Type PDF
Format Download
ISBN 13 9781440332319

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