This, the second volume of 'In the Hands of Design Minds' is a continuation of the transitional theme of volume one concerning the educational and vocational relevance of design, creativity and innovation. This volume will explore and critique the greater establishments of society of the Monetary, Law and Political institutions in relation to industrial behavior and resource utilization. Here, transition concerns socioeconomic models to possible and near future ones, using design as a theme to critique what have been designed, evolved or even contrived and to further argue what may need to be valued, designed, built and sustained. The socioeconomic factors such as environment and infrastructural design, capital accumulation and utilization and above all population growth, will be discussed of their relevance. A body of case study material will be used for argumentative support, with a distinct reference to futurism on the basis of possible future socioeconomic models advocating technological and scientific applications, as opposed to today's political establishment for a future of sustainability and prosperity, in accordance with the planet's greater ecosystems.
Jason Mc Dermott
is a recent graduate from The National Collegeof Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland with a degree in VisualCommunication. He has plans to study Brand Managment andAdvertising in developing his career.