Last year, design director Mike Monteiro incited an audience of fellow designers to shouts of protest. His provocation? Calling for licensure for the profession. In a long read written for Fast Company, Monteiro – a principal at Mule Design and author of Design Is a Job – explains his thinking. In essence, he believes design can kill. It can ruin lives and damage society and the environment. And in Monteiro’s view, the current generation of designers has abdicated its ethical responsibilities. getAbstract recommends Monteiro’s passionate broadside to any designer who is wondering where the profession has gone wrong – and how to make it right.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the current generation of designers has failed in ethics,
- Why ethical behavior depends on asking why and saying no, and
- What steps the design profession should take to ensure ethical standards.
About the Author
Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design and the author of Design Is a Job.