The American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) has instituted a new initiative for the design discipline, called Design for Good. From the AIGA website:
A movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change
“Design for Good is a platform to build and sustain the implementation of design thinking for social change. This platform creates opportunities for designers to build their practice, their network, and their visibility. Design for Good recognizes the wide range of designers’ work and leadership in social change which benefits the world, our country and our communities.”
In response, I have been working with the Center for Community Engaged Learning on Weber State University’s campus to create projects and experiences for my students that connect to this important and pedagogically rich initiative. Below is an example of one class I have taught which focused on Design for Good:
Design For Good: Weber State University Advanced Graphic Design course from Liese Zahabi on Vimeo.