Design for Social Responsibility

Series Editor:

Social responsibility, in various disguises, has been a recurring theme in design for many years. Since the 1960s several more or less commercial approaches have evolved. In the 1970s designers were encouraged to abandon 'design for profit' in favour of a more compassionate approach inspired by Papanek. In the 1980s and 1990s profit and ethical issues were no longer considered mutually exclusive and more market-oriented concepts emerged, such as the 'green consumer' and ethical investment. The purchase of socially responsible, 'ethical' products and services has been stimulated by the dissemination of research into sustainability issues in consumer publications. Accessibility and inclusivity have also attracted a great deal of design interest and recently designers have turned to solving social and crime-related problems. Organisations supporting and funding such projects have recently included the NHS (research into design for patient safety); the Home Office has (design against crime); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (design decision-making for urban sustainability). Businesses are encouraged (and increasingly forced by legislation) to set their own socially responsible agendas that depend on design to be realised. Design decisions all have environmental, social and ethical impacts, so there is a pressing need to provide guidelines for designers and design students within an overarching framework that takes a holistic approach to socially responsible design. This edited series of guides is aimed at students of design, product development, architecture and marketing, and design and management professionals working in the sectors covered by each title. Each volume includes: ¢ The background and history of the topic, its significance in social and commercial contexts and trends in the field. ¢ Exemplar design case studies. ¢ Guidelines for the designer and advice on tools, techniques and resources available.

  • Design for Behaviour Change

    Theories and practices of designing for change

    Edited by Kristina Niedderer, Stephen Clune, Geke Ludden

    Design impacts every part of our lives. The design of products and services influences the way we go about our daily activities and it is hard to imagine any activity in our daily lives that is not dependent on design in some capacity. Clothing, mobile phones, computers, cars, tools and kitchenware…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
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  • Design for Personalisation

    Edited by Iryna Kuksa, Tom Fisher

    The principle of personalisation appears in a range of current debates among design professionals, healthcare providers and educationalists about the implications of new technologies and approaches to consumer sovereignty for 'mass' provision. The potential of new technologies implies systems of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Design for Social Responsibility

  • Design for Health

    Edited by Emmanuel Tsekleves, Rachel Cooper

    One of the most complex global challenges is improving wellbeing and developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population. The role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing has emerged. This…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
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  • Design Against Crime

    A Human-Centred Approach to Designing for Safety and Security

    By Caroline L. Davey, Andrew B. Wootton

    Design Against Crime will aid the design profession to meet the challenges presented by the competing needs and complex systems around crime and security. It proposes that designers should use their creative talents to develop innovative solutions to security problems that contribute to the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
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  • Design for Sport

    By Anxo Cereijo Roibás, Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Design for Sport shows how socially responsible design can contribute to make sport practice widespread in the general population including disadvantaged and hard-to-reach groups, and those that have been traditionally excluded such as the elderly, disabled people, those living in deprived areas…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
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  • Design for Micro-Utopias

    Making the Unthinkable Possible

    By John Wood

    Everyone is already painfully aware of our predicament - ecological extinctions, dwindling fossil fuel reserves and economic chaos. The solutions are less obvious, despite the many opportunities that surround us. We have never had more access to resources, knowledge and technology but this is not…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
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  • Design for Policy

    By Christian Bason

    Design for Policy is the first publication to chart the emergence of collaborative design approaches to innovation in public policy. Drawing on contributions from a range of the world’s leading academics, design practitioners and public managers, it provides a rich, detailed analysis of design as a…

    Hardback – 2014-12-01
    Routledge
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  • Design for Transport

    A User-Centred Approach to Vehicle Design and Travel

    Edited by Mike Tovey

    The central premise of Design for Transport is that the designer's role is to approach design for transport from the point of view of the user. People have a collection of wants and needs and a significant proportion of them are to do with their requirements for mobility. The authors show how…

    Hardback – 2012-12-24
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  • Design for Services

    By Anna Meroni, Daniela Sangiorgi

    In Design for Services, Anna Meroni and Daniela Sangiorgi articulate what Design is doing and can do for services, and how this connects to existing fields of knowledge and practice. Designers previously saw their task as the conceptualisation, development and production of tangible objects. In the…

    Hardback – 2011-08-04
    Routledge
    Design for Social Responsibility

  • Design for Sustainability

    A Practical Approach

    By Tracy Bhamra, Vicky Lofthouse

    Design for Sustainability is a practical approach to design which focuses on the challenges and issues faced by those designing consumer products in the 21st Century. It is written from a design perspective and aimed at both professional and student industrial and product designers, and those…

    Hardback – 2007-12-21
    Routledge
    Design for Social Responsibility

  • Design for Inclusivity

    A Practical Guide to Accessible, Innovative and User-Centred Design

    By Roger Coleman, John Clarkson, Julia Cassim

    Inclusive design not only ensures that products, services, interfaces and environments are easier to use for those with special needs or limitations, but in doing so also makes them better for everyone. Design for Inclusivity, written by a team that has pioneered inclusive design practice…

    Hardback – 2007-12-21
    Routledge
    Design for Social Responsibility