Design with conviction and clarity.
Design Character is a book that helps you develop a capability you will use forever—the inner scaffolding that makes you a resilient, confident and influential designer.
As the second book in the This Human series, this book takes a deep dive into the attributes that build a strong design character. Further supporting how you be as a designer.
Build your immunity to moral fading
Take the University of Western Australia’s Values Project questionnaire to understand your values. Use Design Character as a guide to show you how to leverage them in your design work. Build the confidence to stand up for what you believe in.
Establish your ethical practice.
Build your knowledge in Ethical Theory, use this to create your own ethical framework to guide your design work. Establish a standard of practice that you can stand behind.
Understand the role of wellness in design.
Learn how to leverage the Wellness Wheel to reflect systemically on your design work and its potential impact. Extend this knowledge to use is to improve the wellness practices of your teams and yourself.
Create your own Design Character Framework
Every chapter in the book culminates in the Design Character Framework, a tool you can use with just yourself or your teams. It establishes the fundamentals of your ethical design practice, describes how you show up in the world, how to engage, and how to stay strong and perform well.