Thursday, 26 April 2012

While commenting on Appies post I thought of something:

If you designed 5 products that your clients chose un-environmental materials for, but then had also convinced 5 other clients to produce their products in environmental materials,

would that mean that you are moraly free from the guilt of having designed 5 things that were unenvironmental in the first place? Is it all just a blanceing act? Or is the point completely moot because at the end of the day those 5 unenviromental products are still out there partially because of you?Or could it be argued that if you hadn't done it another designer would have, and is that not selling out?



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  2. I think that those 5 unenviromental products are still out there partially because of you but if from the profit you earned, you added/ updated to something environmentally friendly in your office or planted some trees then I think that would be more balanced out.

    I also think that a client could be convinced into an environmentally friendly design, or you could just sneak some stuff in with out telling the :P


    (still cant figure this thing out)

  3. It's all dependent on the long term repercussions.

    If by allowing that unenvironmental (?) product into production you get more established and actually have a much larger impact on the world as a whole, and make one large change rather than almost grassroots design.

    >| Personally, i think that every little helps. I.e. every change, no matter how small, has an effect, and by letting the little jobs slip by we risk the foundations of the cause that is eco-friendly design, crumbling.

    Plus, you never know the full impact of your decisions, so make the right ones and you never need to worry that you didn't do your part.