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Business Guide To Promotion
Miller, Marlene
Book
1988
A useful guide for any group preparing materials for publication.
Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
Papanek, Victor
Book
1970
While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, a...
The Design of Everyday Things
Norman, Donald A.
Book
1988
A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
Designs on equality: City planning is a mechanism of discrimination - it mainly serves the able-bodied
Roberts, Wayne
Article
2012
The idea of “universal design” is to stop creating public infrastructure that privileges one particular group, whether it’s car drivers, the able-bodied or those with paycheques, and start envisioning...
Green by default - how a nudge and wink can save the planet
Sunstein, Cass R.
Article
2016
There's a simple way to induce us to make good environmental choices: make them the default setting. Whether it's selecting double sided photocopies or renewable electricity tariffs, defining easily-o...
Home!: A Bioregional Reader
Andruss, Van, Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith, Wright, Eleanor
Book
1990
A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
How Things Don't Work
Papanek, Victor and Hennessey, James
Book
1977
Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to soph...
Papanek, Victor: Connexipedia Article
Article
Designer and educator who became a strong advocate of the socially and ecologically responsible design of products, tools, and community infrastructures. (1927-1999).
This book explains how things don't work
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1977
There a lots of guides explaining how things work. This one explains how they don't -- and why they don't.
Turn Signals are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles
Norman, Donald A.
Book
1992
Norman looks at design and technology from the point of view of human needs.
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
The William Morris Internet Archive
Website
A subarchive of the Marxists Internet Archive, featuring the works of the English socialist, writer, and artist William Morris.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in New York City. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the wo...
Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen V...
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, ...

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Cover story: a year of beautiful books
Publishers are fighting back against the ebook tide with great designs
Hughes, Kathryn
2011
Publishers have started building their marketing strategies around form rather than content. The article emphasises that the whole point of a good book design is to grab the attention of both the rea...
Design Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to design in the Sources directory for the media.
Front Cover
Great Book Jacket and Cover Design
Powers, Alan
2001
Examples of some of the best book covers and jackets of the twentieth century.

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Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.