Infographic: Public Interest Design

is the next frontier of the sustainability movement. Taking a triple bottom line approach, it positions design to more tconsider economic, environmental, and social factors - creating better places, products, and systems for people to live their best lives. Inherently human-centered and participatory, seeks to improve the quality of life for all people, regardless of their socio-economic background.

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Cite: Jett, Megan. "Infographic: Public Interest Design" 31 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • Mike

    #9 on the list of projects and products is not from the Biloxi Model Home.

    • John Cary

      Thanks, Mike; that was corrected by the final draft.

      – John

      • Mike

        FYI it is a GCCDS design.

  • Kel

    Does anyone know of any public interest design groups that need help? I’d love to contribute!

  • Bryan Bell

    Great article. Glad to see an NC State graduate wrote it.

    I would like to put forward different wording than “improve the quality of life for all people.” While this is true, the term “quality of life” is so general it becomes nebulous and almost meaningless. We need to be clear and specific. The SEED Network democratically generated “Every person has the right to live in a socially, economically, and environmentally healthy community.” This includes all critical issues rather than just quality. It is interesting to note that 77% of AIA members found this statement to be an appropriate mission for the practice of PID. And most importantly, it is a statement that should resonate with the public as well.

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