Design Influence features case studies, tips and resources to leverage the power of communication design specifically in the context of the social & cultural landscape.

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  • But is it graphic design?
    on Mar 3, 2010 in Design
    Isn’t it fun to plaster some of your work on city streets and hope someone picks it up or at least reflects on what your motivations might have been? This is exactly what happened when I spotted these two—clearly related—posters yesterday.
  • Does School Kill Creativity?
    on Mar 1, 2010 in Design Links
    A classic TED talk worth watching over and over, not only for the content, but for the master class in how to engage your audience and illustrate theory by using accessible examples. Thanks to Setareh for the tip.
  • The Way of the Poster
    on Feb 26, 2010 in Design Practice
    It’s about whittling. It’s about taking something and whittling and whittling and getting it sharp and perfect. Then you’ve got something.—James Victore What makes posters so desirable? It’s every designer’s dream it seems to go b...
  • Pink Million Launches
    on Feb 25, 2010 in Links Not for profit
    Our friends at, let us know that Pink Million launched their site. They’d like to raise $1 Million for cancer research. The premise is simple: 100,000 people need to donate $10 and, with the help of social networking, it will happen. So...
  • Design for the greater good 101
    on Feb 19, 2010 in Design Practice Social Change
    The Global Philanthropy Forum Conference is taking place this weekend. It’s by invitation only and aims to provide a space for committed philanthropists and businesses to forge relationships and explore partnerships to further the greater good.
  • A case for investing in design
    on Feb 18, 2010 in Not for profit Practice Strategy
    I was speaking with a not for profit client the other day and was surprised yet again at their willingness to budget for printing but not for design. This is not new, you might say—and I would agree—but shouldn’t it be behind us then, as ve...
  • Measuring the Goodness
    on Feb 15, 2010 in Links Strategy Social Change
    In an earlier post I mentioned Charity Navigator which rates charities on their organizational efficiency and capacity. But what of corporations and social responsibility? If we speak of the positive aspects of partnerships between the for profit and...
  • Spotted
    on Feb 12, 2010 in Marketing Not for profit Strategy
    Today is the opening day of the winter Olympics here in Vancouver and the City has thoughtfully outfitted the streets with additional garbage receptacles labelled for recycling or waste. In the past few days I’ve noticed that the stickers seen...
  • The magical smell of markers
    on Feb 11, 2010 in Design Practice
    I teach at Emily Carr University. I completed my undergraduate studies there when it was an Institute. Aside from the name and the fact that the number of students has increased substantially, I’m not certain that so much has changed. The halls...
  • Living Climate ChangeWith the Copenhagen Summit now behind us it seems the mainstream media have shifted their fickle focus to other topics. I’ve been impressed by the excellent Living Climate Change site by IDEO which centralises some of the most advanced thoughts...
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