January, 2016

LEAP Dialogue: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation

Co-Editors: Maria Amatullo (Art Center), Bryan Boyer (Dash Marshall), Liz Danzico (SVA)

LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation is a first-of-its-kind book that explores the new careers in the emergent field of design for social innovation with contributions from 84 leaders from across disciplines and sectors. These contributors encompass diverse points of view, stories and experiences about key issues, creating a multilayered picture of how this field is being shaped. The book’s distinctive framework, presented through a series of informal dialogues interposed with first-person essays, “day-in-the-life” entries and case studies, addresses the spectrum of challenges and opportunities for those building careers in design for social innovation, and for the organizations looking to support those careers. The unexpected pairings of perspectives in the dialogues push each other to uncover insights and ideas that are at times provocative, at times reflective, at times informative—but always engaging and accessible.

Managing Editor, Jennifer May (Art Center College of Design)
Copy Editor: Alex Carswell Designer: TwoPoints.Net
Publisher: Designmatters, Art Center College of Design
Distributed by: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
Released: 2016
Financial Support: Autodesk Foundation and VentureWell
Reviewed by: Fast Company, AIGA, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Design Observer Graphic Design USA, Design Mind, Fonts In Use, Grafik, graffica, HOW International, The Daily Heller, Centro Metropolitano de Diseno, KCET, People of Print, Putting People First
Awards: Best book and Cover, by Design Observer and AIGA’s 2015 50 Books | 50 Covers competition; Outstanding Achievement, HOW International
Online: www2.artcenter.edu/leapdialogues