Occupy America 2011
Graphic designer Chaz Maviyane-Davies adapts a vision of repression
Media Design Matters
Art Center offers a new graduate track in social design that combines communications and technologies strategies with field work.
An Xiao Mina
90 Years of Chinese Communism: A Multimedia Celebration
How the Chinese Communist Party designed its 90th anniversary commemorations
Jac sm Kee
The Color Yellow
Malaysians supporting election reform attach new meaning to a national color, yellow.
Sappi Ideas That Matter
Trio of 2010 Sappi Ideas That Matter grant recipients
Design Indaba 2011
Review of Design Indaba 2011 conference in Cape Town, South Africa
DesigNYC, Round 2
Report on second round of pro bono design initiatives fostered by DesigNYC.
01.20.11: Edited by Julie Lasky
Social Design in Three Dimensions: Four Examples
A business-school case study inspires MFA design students.
Ripped from the Headlines
Johnny Selman is a third of the way through his year-long project to graphically enliven the news.
Cards of Change
Unemployed workers retrofit their former business cards to send hopeful messages.
Design Ethos: A Bugle of Change
Essay endorsing a new definition of graphic design practice.
The Insignificance of a Logo (Even When Significant)
On the futility of designing the symbol for a controversial religious organization.
Essay on design as an underutilized force for the humane treatment of animals.
Cup of Heroes
Thoughts on design, sports, and the author's return to a South African township during the World Cup.
"But Teacher! That’s Not Design!"
Interview with Portuguese communication designer Barbara Alves about teaching in Mozambique.
India's Epic Head Count
The enormous task of conducting India's 2010 census is aided by a newly designed form.
One World Futbol
Report on One World Futbol produced by Hope Is a Game-Changer.
Report on Es Tiempo, a campaign designed to encourage Hispanic women in Southern California to seek annual screenings for cervical cancer.
Report on the EyeWriter software system, which allows a graffiti artist suffering from ALS to continue working merely by moving his eyes.
Chicago Welcomes You
On designing a resettlement process for Burmese immigrants in Chicago.
The Value of Empathy
Andy Chen responds to the debate between David Stairs and Valerie Casey on the recent surge of social design activity.
Pressed into Service
Interview with Lincoln Cushing, co-author of Agitate! Educate! Organize!: American Labor Posters.