Anita W17 days ago
I loved this piece and I absolutely agree with your stance on making design a forerunner in the push for global innovation. I think if we have learned anything from this turn of the century is that the power of ideas and information have a significant impact on global change - which it allows us to grow and improve our standard of living and expand our basis for knowledge. Design in a way is that keystone midway factor that produces these ideas and information into tangible things - working within real world limits and ever pushing for 'out of the box' solutions.
I often feel though that designers don't understand the impact that they can make on this world. I believe that we have an inherent view that in order to go out and change lives you must be a doctor curing polio in a third world country or in Africa performing surgery on cleft lips. But I'm sure we can both agree that this is not the case. Designers have their own super powers and I admire your own venture- to help those in India with your background in graphic design. Its not often (at least to me) that I see graphic designers understanding their own unique talents and setting out to third world countries.
Perhaps though that the inherent problem is in our nature . That designers are bent on the aesthetic experience and its difficult to pursue aesthetic perfection when you are living on so little a day....
In any case, great stuff. Fight on.