Monday, July 20, 2009

NY Times: Allison Arieff : America Needs a Design Policy (and a fresh look at the Dollar)

NY Times Design blogger, Allison Arieff, in her recent online article featuring the Dollar ReDe$ign Project, says, “design touches all sectors of our daily life, and increasing awareness of that reality can result in tremendous benefit for all.” In fact Arieff also believes that “our entire economic system could do with a redesign.” As a solution Arieff proposes “a national design policy,” which she says “would help bolster American competitiveness at a time when we can use all the help we can get and enable the government to properly promote and measure the (only) remaining competitive advantage of American goods and services: their design.” As design anthropologist Elizabeth Tunstall puts it, “we need to capture design’s contributions to the economy because it’s all we have left.” Read full article here ...

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