✨✨ pt.2

What Critical Issues Face Design Today?

Spring 2020
6 weeks

Print Design
5.5” x 7” 120 pages

Alice Fang
Rachel Lee
Jaclyn Saik
Examing the roles that gender, power, education, etc. play within the design industry

The AIGA Design Census is a comprehensive census of the design industry, surveying participants about salary, job satisfaction, future outlook, etc. Hidden in the raw dataset were the responses to the question “What critical issues face design?,” where respondents could write-in their own answers.

The 2700+ written responses were insightful, expressive, and at times, extremely personal. We wanted to use this corpus to tell a story, and to humanize the data set—to see reponses as people and not data points. Inspired by choose-your-own adventure books, we turned to sticky notes to (physically) layer an additional level of information that purposefully obstructs the text of the book, acting as a physical pop-up.

This book is a physical translation of the interactive website.


We must have test-printed and hand-cut hundreds of sticky notes: