An associate professor at the University of North Texas, Keith Owens concerns himself with and writes about design ethics and responsible practice.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Design’s Thin Line: The Discipline’s Failure to Reconcile Aesthetics With Ethics

The tension existing between aesthetics and ethics informs an examination of multiple ethical lapses common to the practice of design.

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Mixed Messages: Communication Design, Overt and Latent Narratives

Communication Designers' ability to create more reflexively is examined in this paper.

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Helping Farmers Grow: Design and Social Change in Haiti

A designer's participation in a French agricultural assistance program benefits rural Haitian farmers, their families and their communities.

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Reconsidering: The Market, Politics, Civil Society and Design’s Distress

This paper argues that design needs to rely on civil society if it hopes to affect positive social change in a world dominated by neo-liberal market capitalism.

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Balancing Market, State and Civil Society: A New Practice Model for Design

Designers traversing a world dotted with less settled, more complex economic, social and political landscapes require alternative models for charting responsible design practice. This presentation offers one such model.

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