The role of design and designers in society and the marketplace is changing. In the new publication LEAP Dialogues, 84 designers, educators, and thought-leaders from across the United States examine why these changes are happening, what is needed to support these new practices, and how designers can pursue these emerging career pathways.
Chair Liz Danzico had the opportunity to participate in the creation of the book with an umatched cross-disciplinary team, including editor Marianna Amatullo, Bryan Boyer, Andrew Shea, and renowned designers Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz of TwoPoints.Net who created the original graphic identity and dialectic structure.
LEAP Dialogues captures diverse, dynamic leading voices with the explicit focus of discussing career paths for designers at a critical emergent moment: when the recognition of and demand for social innovation design is growing, but the challenges and opportunities concerning designers’ work in the field are not fully articulated.
In June 2016, the book won the Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers award in both categories, the only book in 2016 to do so.
Books go on sale in fall 2016. More information here.