Category Archives: design market

Design Contracts and Agreements

Trust and a good client´s relationship starts with a good contract – agreement for both, this samples might be useful as a guideline, specially if you are new to freelancing.

Useful resources and organisations promoting equality and justice in design

Organisations and networks 

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Top tips from designers on finding work during uncertain times

While the design industry has suffered during the pandemic, there are some bright spots for those looking for work – particularly among freelance and digital sectors.

By Henry Wong 

The past year has presented many challenges for those working in the creative industry, as widespread cuts resulted in less work and job losses.

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¿Se valora el diseño en México?

Expertos de diseño mexicanos nos brindan claves para pensar la situación de la disciplina en ese país

¿Es el diseño realmente apreciado en México? La pregunta, usual en el universo de diseño local, volvió a tomar fuerza hace algunas semanas cuando se dió a conocer el polémico nuevo logo del Aeropuerto Internacional de México AIFA. Para muchos expertos, el caso no hizo más que representar toda una concepción sobre la disciplina. Algunos hasta se atrevieron a preguntarse en voz alta ¿sabe la gente lo que hace un diseñador?

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Design Age Institute launches suite of new initiatives

The organisation has announced a Design Age Directory and a community for designers and “ageing humans” to challenge negative stereotypes.

By Molly Long April 28

The Design Age Institute will celebrate its first anniversary with a suite of new projects and initiatives which seek to continue its mission of making later life better through design.

Launched in 2020 with funding from Research England, the institute is attached to the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art (RCA). It was established to support the government’s Grand Challenge on an Ageing Society, with a mission to support age inclusive design through aspirational products and services.

To mark its first anniversary, the institute has announced the creation of two initiatives: the Design Age Directory and This Age Thing.

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Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case

Summary.    Leaders may mean well when they tout the economic payoffs of hiring more women and people of color, but there is no research support for the notion that diversifying the workforce automatically improves a company’s performance.

This article critiques the popular rhetoric about diversity and revisits an argument the authors made 25 years ago: To fully benefit from increased racial and gender diversity, organizations must adopt a learning orientation and be willing to change the corporate culture and power structure.

Four actions are key for leaders: building trust and creating a workplace where people feel free to express themselves; actively combating bias and systems of oppression; embracing a variety of styles and voices inside the organization; and using employees’ identity-related knowledge and experiences to learn how best to accomplish the firm’s core work.

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