As the second book in the ‘this human’ series, Design Character explores the values, ethics, and motivations behind every designer. It helps the reader navigate their inner world and create an authentic practice that is deeply informed by who they are at their core.
Perfect for a designer, or anyone keen to understand how values inform their actions, this book is for those wanting to have more impact with their work and accelerate mastery in their practice.
We have entered an era that asks a lot of design, and designers. As the world becomes increasingly complex, and the urgency to address shared challenges increases, Design Character is a timely book that helps us look inward to affect insightful change outward. This introspection helps build our resistance to moral fading and the forces of unconscious designing, and foresight into unintended consequences of our work.
At this time, it is an essential lens into design in this world.
Dr Melis Senova is a recognised industry leader in human-centred leadership and design, a published neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author, and creator of Deep Leadership. She founded award winning strategic design firm Huddle; its associate school, Huddle Academy; and This Human, a community of practice focused on advancing and deepening the practice of design to help address our shared planetary challenges.
Melis is an advisor to many influential people, from business leaders to heads-of-state. Her work and influence are broad ranging and deep, from participating in the establishment of Australia’s Space Agency to supporting female entrepreneurs in the South Pacific, West Africa, and Aruba. Melis has a PhD in Human Factors (HCD) and has been designing, teaching, and mentoring for over 20 years.
Her current research is focused on establishing the new practice of Therapeutic Design. She teaches within the post-graduate design courses at RMIT and Swinburne University. Melis has lived and worked internationally since 1996, from Akita to Amsterdam, New York to Chennai, she currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.
Design Character helps the reader peel back their own layers, finding the ‘who’ at the centre of..
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