Design for the first world.

July 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Tee hee. You big shot designers in the first world think you can fix all the problems of the third world while your own countries are mired in oil spills, eating disorders, and rampant materialism?

Actually, I really like this great design competition I just read about in a Good Magazine article called Design for the First World. The article mention that while the humanitarian boom in design is great and all, it is mainly comprised of Western, first world designers designing for communities in developing nations…communities that they themselves do not live in while many of the major problems in Western society go un-designed-about. Hmmm…I like this call to action for designers from the developing nations themselves. We’re all screwed in one way or another. Haven’t we got a lot to learn as well?

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