Recessionary Design: A boomtime for creative energy

via: International Herald Tribune - Culture Section

"...Design has always coped well with austerity, and is especially well-equipped to do so now."

This recent article by Alice Rawsthorn shares 5 key insights and suggestions for how design can proactively respond to recessionary times:

1. Learn from history
2. Respond to change
3. Redesign businesses
4. Redesign social services
5. "Design-Art" R.I.P.

WE ASK YOU - What's the most exciting role for design? Developing new business concepts and cracking social problems, or making expensive, uncomfortable furniture?