LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation

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Author Mariana Amatullo
Publisher Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design
Date 2016
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25 in., 360 pages
LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation  is a first-of-its-kind book that explores the new careers in the emergent field of design for social innovation with contributions from 84 leaders from across disciplines and sectors. These contributors encompass diverse points of view, stories and experiences about key issues, creating a multilayered picture of how this field is being shaped. The book’s distinctive framework, presented through a series of informal dialogues interposed with first-person essays, “day-in-the-life” entries and case studies, addresses the spectrum of challenges and opportunities for those building careers in design for social innovation, and for the organizations looking to support those careers. The unexpected pairings of perspectives in the dialogues push each other to uncover insights and ideas that are at times provocative, at times reflective, at times informative--but always engaging and accessible.