The Power of Design: A Force for Transforming Everything

By Richard Farson.

In The Power of Design, Farson asserts a deeply engaging premise: Design can transform the world. It can put right what is wrong in our communities. It can address society's most intractable ills. Properly mobilized, he argues, design could make a whopping impact on deep-rooted dilemmas such as the ravages of poverty, the miserable state of the American education system, and the failure of criminal justice. 

But the road to "metadesign" -- a transcendent level of design that seeks to rectify fundamental problems by addressing the needs of all people -- is no cake walk. Farson describes the many ways that designers of all types hold themselves back from serving society in meaningful ways. In the end, Farson leaves us with a powerful message of hope. If we have the courage to embrace design’s unrealized potential, there appears to be no limit to the role it can play in the future of civilization.


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