Say what you want about Occupy Wall Street, at least they have an army of people trying to promote good design.
Last weekend, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. hosted spontaneous “Hackathons” to brainstorm how to use various platforms to help Occupy Wall Street. One of the ideas hatched was Occupy Design, a new website that gives a “visual language” to protesters across the country. Jake Levitas, a designer from San Francisco who’s heading up the project, says it’s a chance to fight back at media who characterize the movement as directionless.
While still not fully formed, the ideas coming out of the group seem to be gelling. It’s a process; like Steve Jobs once said, “Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”
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