Cole Peters on updating the First Things First Manifesto

In 1964 a group of designers signed a manifesto pledging to use their skills for more worthwhile purposes than the consumer advertising work that seemed to be taking up much of their time and effort.

50 years later designer Cole Peters set out to write a new manifesto that includes web workers and addresses the new ways in which those with skills in the fields of design and technology are spending too much time working on superficial problems. The new manifesto states that the industry prioritises profit over usefulness and isn't particularly focused on solving real problems around education, medicine, privacy, public awareness and other important areas. It proposes a re-ordering of our priorities to create an industry that produces more meaningful work. You can sign it here.

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