Situating Design in Alberta makes the case that design has the potential to drive economic growth, improve quality of life, and promote sustainability in the province and across the country. Contributors bring both scholarly and practice-based perspectives and come from diverse disciplines, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, and visual communications. The collection is organized around four main topics—history, education, business, and sustainability—and touches on a variety of issues. This synergy of different design approaches lends a sense of forward momentum to the field, stimulates reflection about regional opportunities and challenges for both practitioners and policy makers, and provides a model for future studies in other provinces and regions.
Contributors: Tim Antoniuk, Ken Bautista, Carlos Fiorentino, Maria Goncharova, Andrea Hirji, Mark Iantkow, Barry Johns, Lyubava Kroll, Courtenay Ruth McKay, Skye Oleson-Cormack, Isabel Prochner, Janice Rieger, Elizabeth Schowalter, Megan Strickfaden, Tyler Vreeling, Ron Wickman
About the authors
Isabel Prochner is Assistant Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design in the School of Design at Syracuse University.
Tim Antoniuk is Associate Professor of Design Studies in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta.