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General Design Project is exactly that: a general design project. It is a project which uses design to improve stuff in general.

Here are some definitions:

general: affecting or concerning all or most people, places, or things;
not specialised or limited in range of subject, application, activity, etc.;

design: purpose, planning, or intention that exists or is thought to exist behind an action, fact, or material object

project: an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim

stuff: matter, material, articles, or activities of a specified or indeterminate kind

Bad design or the lack of proper design affects users, designers, products and communities, then in turn, society in general and the planet. GDP comprises of designers working on open source projects together with users, uninterruptedly making improvements to projects which are designed not to be abandoned ever, even after completion. In fact, completion of a design is nothing but the new phase into which it enters. Another vital part of the design work begins at this point.

GDP aims to be as broad as possible. Three main areas:

things: products
places: architecture
messages: graphics *

GDP's design work feeds from people involved in art, politics, philosophy, science.

 

 

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